Energy Consultancy and Energy Management Services
The principal purpose of this contract is to provide day to day account management to Home Group. In addition to this, the successful bidder will also be required to manage a complete tender process for both Gas and Electricity supply to Home Group’s commercial properties and provide expert advice on selecting the tender offer.
UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: Public utilities
Section I: Contracting authority
Procurement, 2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park
For the attention of: Diane Tinnion
NE12 8ET Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912906079
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations in England and Scotland.
NUTS code UKZ
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
In addition to this, the successful bidder will also be required to manage a complete tender process for both Gas and Electricity supply to Home Group’s commercial properties and provide expert advice on selecting the tender offer that is most suitable for Home Group’s requirements.
Gas – 647 sites with expenditure exceeding GBP 1.3 million;
Electricity – 1,202 sites (including 5 HH meters) and expenditure over GBP 1.3 million.
Due to the confidential nature of some of Home Group’s property addresses, a number of sites have been removed from the current portfolio. This information consists of:
Gas – 170 sites with expenditure exceeding GBP 111,000.
Please refer to Appendix I for further information on the current portfolio, location and usage.
In addition, there is evidence of expenditure with energy suppliers that Home Group is not contracted to. This is deemed as non-compliant spend with a recent review identifying the following expenditure outside of the approved contracts:
Electricity – expenditure in excess of GBP 58,000 with 12 suppliers;
Gas – expenditure in excess of GBP 1.1 m with 12 suppliers;
Sites – the above expenditure potentially covers over 500 meters.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified within the tender documentation.
As specified within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As specified within the tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2016.
This portal can be found at: www.housingprocurement.com
Prospective bidders must log onto the site and register as a supplier. Instructions and help are available from the home page. The PQQ document will then be available for completion. Queries from bidders can also be raised within the portal where they will be answered accordingly, allowing total transparency to all other participating bidders.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement/tender process and to not make an award of the contract and does not accept any liability for costs incurred in responding to the pre-qualification questionnaire or invitation to tender. Save for any mandatory periods, the timescales indicated in this Contract Notice are approximate and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to amend the same.
Home Group is acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of itself and potentially a range of contracting authorities who will be able to access this framework. Eligible bodies include:
Home Group and any existing or future subsidiary companies (see www.homegroup.org.uk for more information on the Group);
Other Registered Providers in England (providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency, see www.homesandcommunities.co.uk) and Social Landlords in Scotland (providers registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator, see www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk);
Charitable Organisations registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (see www.charity-commission.gov.uk) or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (see www.oscr.org.uk) whose charitable purposes include, but not are limited to, the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or saving of lives; the advancement of citizenship or community development; the relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; and, any other purposes currently recognised as charitable and any new charitable purposes which are similar to another charitable purpose; and Social Enterprises involved in the provision of housing related services/activities or whose activities are similar to those listed above in respect of charitable organisations.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.6.2013