Energy Consultancy Soft Market Testing

Energy Consultancy Soft Market Testing

Hampshire County Council is undertaking soft market testing with a view to potentially procuring a Strategic Partner for Energy.

UK-Winchester: Energy and related services

2013/S 080-134841

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hampshire County Council
Economy, Transport & Environment Department, The Castle
Contact point(s): Procurement Support
SO23 8UD Winchester
Telephone: +44 1962832323

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Soft Market Testing for a Strategic Partner for Energy
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
County of Hampshire, United Kingdom.
NUTS code UKJ33

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Hampshire County Council is undertaking soft market testing with a view to potentially procuring a Strategic Partner for Energy; our current energy work programmes can be found at
This Partner will be required to:
a. Provide expert advice and guidance on the development and delivery of an overall energy programme in order for the County Council to deliver on its strategic energy aims and objectives.
b. Provide advice on the resulting changes that may be required in terms of the existing culture/ethos, attitudes, and ways of working within relevant teams, and how this change may be accomplished.
Through the delivery of a) and b) the partner will also be required to transfer the necessary skills, expertise and knowledge in relation to the above to the County Council so that it can deliver on its strategic energy aims and objectives in the medium to long-term and manage down requirements for external support.
The County Council is currently undertaking a series of corporate strategic and business transformation programmes aimed at achieving organisational efficiencies, modernising services, and exploring new business models within a public sector landscape. This work is being supported by Deloitte. The Strategic Partner for Energy will need to ensure that development of the County Council’s energy programme complements this ongoing corporate work.
Although this PIN refers to a Strategic Partner for Energy please note that Hampshire County Council are aware that such an arrangement may take a number of different forms.

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314000, 71314200, 71314300

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

If you feel that your organisation is suitably qualified and able to contribute to this Soft Market Testing exercise please complete the questionnaire. Hampshire County Council is at an early stage in the development of its proposals for a Strategic Partner for Energy, and is seeking input from the market as to what might be the most potentially attractive way of packaging and scoping a future procurement opportunity.
This is a market information exercise only and may not necessarily lead to any future procurement process. The completion of this questionnaire will not affect interested organisations’ ability to apply to participate in any subsequent procurement, should it be required.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

This procurement will be undertaken using an e-tendering system (In-tend) which can be found at

Suppliers are required to register their company details on In-tend. No charge is made for registration or access to this system. Full details and user guides on how to register and operate the system are available via the link /

If you are not currently a registered supplier please register your company via the COMPANY DETAILS TAB at the top of the screen. Please note the email address used when registering as a new supplier should be for the person who will deal with this project, as login details, subsequent messages and questionnaire (if applicable) will be automatically sent to this email address. Please ensure the email account registered on this system is regularly monitored. You may register more than one user per organisation against your account.
Once you have registered, or if you already are a registered supplier, please LOG ON. Once in the website, click on TENDERS on the top bar, scroll down to CURRENT TENDERS and then search for the title of this project for further information. If you wish to express interest please click on EXPRESS INTEREST. The questionnaire will then be available for download
How to submit using the In-tend web site:
Log into the In-tend website. Once you have Expressed an Interest, the documents can be found in you’re MY TENDERS folder. Once you have located the project you wish to upload, click on the VIEW TENDER DETAILS button of this project then click on the RED TAB. Scroll down the page to where it says TENDER DOCUMENTS RECEIVED and look for the document titled INVITATION TO TENDER in the first column and click on the VIEW DOCUMENTS button. Download the documents as required.
When you have completed your questionnaire scroll down to the UPLOAD DOCUMENTS button and search for your saved document. Upload the documents back on to the website and click on the RED SUBMIT TENDER BUTTON. This will submit your questionnaire. If successfully uploaded, the system will issue a confirmation receipt. If you cannot see the receipt due to POPUP BLOCKER you will be able to view the receipt on the HISTORY TAB. Documents must be uploaded using Word/Excel or PDF format.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.4.2013