Combined heating and power plant

Combined heating and power plant

University of Liverpool.

UK-Liverpool: construction works for power plants and heating plants

2012/S 45-073480

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Liverpool Energy Company Limited (ULEC)
Procurement, Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: University
I.3)Main activity

Other: Energy supply
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Main contractor – combined heating and power plant (CHP).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKD52

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Construction works for power plants and heating plants. Construction work for university buildings. The existing campus has its own district heating system and HV distribution networks that provide heat and power throughout the campus. The existing campus energy centre is located in Ashton Street and this facility contains three 12Mw gas fired boilers and a 3.4 Mw gas engine CHP. The existing district heating network has separate high and low temperature networks.
The new CHP facility will be located in the vacant redundant boiler house (Building 357) that is connected to the Old Royal Infirmary. This building has a grade 2 listing by association with the Royal Infirmary. The contract works will comprise: the external refurbishment of the boiler house building (Building 357); the alteration works to accommodate two 1.8Mw gas engine CHP plant and their ancillary plant and flues; HV electrical works to interface/connect into the existing network; hydraulic and controls interface works with the existing infrastructure.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45251000, 45214400

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.4.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The PQQ is located on the following web site To gain access to thedocument you need to follow the details below; express an interest in the project by clicking on the red icon marked “express interest”. If you are not already registered, you will need to register your company details. If already registered then you will be asked to login using your existing details. When registering please make sure the “publish e-mail address” field is completed accurately. This is the e-mail address which will receive the automated details from the system which will include your user login details. When you have received the login details access the system again, click on the icon marked “My Tenders”. Then you will see a red button marked view documents which is where the PQQ is located. Please return your PQQ as detailed in the document.

The submitted PQQ will be evaluated to produce a shortlist of companies who will be invited to tender. On evaluation of the tender submissions a further shortlist may be produced to select companies who may be invited to attend for interview as part of the process. Selection of the Contractor will be by panel who will look for experience working on similar CHP engineering projects, CHP maintenance and construction refurbishment contracts involving listed buildings. The panel will also evaluate the ability to meet the intended programme and costs.
All dates, time periods and quantities indicated in this Notice are provisional only and ULEC reserves the right to change the same if circumstances so dictate. ULEC reserves the right not to enter in to any contract pursuant to this Notice and to withdraw from this procurement exercise at any time. GO Reference: GO-201232-PRO-3753613.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: