Energy Efficiency Surveys Carbon Trust Wales
Framework for Consultancy Services Associated with the provision of Energy Efficiency Surveys (and Related Services) for the Carbon Trust – Wales.
UK-Cardiff: business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
The Carbon Trust
Tredomen Gateway, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach
For the attention of: Please include “Provision of Consultancy Services Associated with Energy Efficiency Surveys to Carbon Trust Wales” in the subject field of all emails
CF82 7EH Cardiff
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.carbontrust.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.carbontrust.com/client-services/wales
Electronic access to information: http://www.carbontrust.com/about-us/work-with-us
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout Wales.
NUTS code UKL
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 60
The Carbon Trust was set up by Government in 2001 and is a world-leading organisation helping businesses, governments and the public sector to accelerate the move to a low carbon sustainable economy through carbon reduction, energy-saving strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. By stimulating low carbon action we contribute to green goals, including the lowering of carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and job creation.
Through its delivery programme in Wales, the Carbon Trust is seeking suitably qualified consultants/consultancies to deliver its energy reduction strategy with businesses, public and third sectors.
The Carbon Trust Wales delivers a variety of products and services including strategic/technical surveys and implementation support and is calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified services providers that have capabilities within the areas detailed below.
Initial Opportunities Assessment.
Providing tailored expert energy and carbon saving advice. This includes identifying and quantifying opportunities in terms of £, kWhours and TCO2. The main deliverable is a survey report including prioritised implementation plan with quantified savings and estimated implementation costs. This product may include a Carbon Footprint module or an Energy Management Assessment if specified in the scope.
One Day Carbon Survey.
A ‘walk around’ survey designed for the smaller energy user. A simple costed carbon reduction action plan is the deliverable.
For organisations which have 5 or more sites. ‘Walk-through’ site assessments to identify opportunities for energy efficiency at a number of selected sites. The aim is to disseminate learnings to all sites within the group.
Designed to provide in depth technology specific advice. Scoping of the module is an essential feature of this product and on-site monitoring may be required as part of the deliverable. Technology modules currently available are:
— Combined Heat & Power,
— Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning,
— Industrial Heating,
— Compressed Air,
Intended to take significant energy saving ideas identified in Opportunity Assessments and develop them further.
Scoped by a CTW account manager product is applicable to develop energy saving opportunities from identification through specification and ultimately implementation.
Normally there are two types of face-to-face consultancy supported:
1. Design Review – single intervention, typically at detailed design stage;
2. Phased Advice – multi-stage intervention for each phase of the design process (RIBA A-D) and may offer “light touch” support at commissioning/handover.
Post Survey Briefing.
Presentation of draft report/implementation plan. Normally takes the form of a meeting to prioritise recommendations, ensure they are realistic and plan next steps/further investigation.
Staff Awareness Training.
Usually follows an Opportunities Assessment, this product is designed to provide a “train the trainer” support and usually takes place on site.
Specifically for a client that needs very little help in their carbon reduction plan.
Carbon Management (CM) / Carbon Management Energy Efficiency (CMEE).
Designed for large organisations (private and public) who wish to manage and reduce their carbon emissions. CM is a five-step programme that works with staff across all areas of an organisation and, importantly, requires senior management involvement and support. CMEE products can be technology specific or strategic with projects generally concentrating on a specific area to deliver large scale carbon savings.
Some of the carbon surveys will be delivered via a fixed price framework, others will be delivered via your market rate. There will be full details of the applicable structures provided in the ITT.
Consultant’s Service Expectations.
Consultants have a pivotal role within the Carbon Trust. They work at the sharp end of the service delivery and with their customer facing perspective, greatly influence the uptake of energy saving measures. It is essential that consultants working on behalf of the Carbon Trust use their knowledge and expertise to provide independent, authorative, site specific advice to customers whilst complying with the overall objective of enhancing the image, awareness and effectiveness of the programme.
The Carbon Trust expects that consultants who work for the programme to:
— Act independently, impartially and in a professional manner at all times,
— Actively seek customer commitment to implementing energy efficiency measures,
— Maintain their knowledge of energy efficiency best practice,
— Market the products and services of the Carbon Trust in Wales where appropriate,
— Be familiar with the Carbon Trust in Wales products and services and undertake surveys according to current guidelines,
— Follow administration procedures as informed,
— Complete all work in a timely manner and to high quality standards,
— Promote good environmental practice; and,
— Ensure that the Carbon Trust Consultant Code of Conduct is followed at all times.
To express their interest, service providers must download a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) from the contract opportunities section of the Carbon Trust website or the Carbon Trust Wales website and submit a fully completed PQQ to the contact email address given in section I.1 above by the date and time detailed in the PQQ.
The Invitation to Tender will provide fully detailed information on the Carbon Trust and the requirements envisaged by the framework.
79400000, 79411000, 75112000, 79410000, 72221000, 79900000, 71313000, 71314000, 71314300, 71315210, 71318000, 90713000
The Carbon Trust reserves the right not to award a contract or to award part of a contract only.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000,00 and 3 500 000,00 GBP
Description of these options: Option to extend the contract for two periods of up to 12 months each or one period of up to 24 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 18 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: The individuals or teams proposed by the service provider to deliver the services must not be changed without the written consent of the Carbon Trust.
A service provider that has been convicted of the following offences will not be eligible to participate:
— Conspiracy (where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation),
— money laundering.
We are also likely to exclude service providers and/or individuals from participation on the following grounds:
— if they are insolvent or have any insolvency proceedings commenced against them,
— if they are convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession,
— if they have committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession,
— if they have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions,
— if they have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes,
— if they are guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required by the Carbon Trust.
All corporate information required must be detailed in full in the PQQ.Partial completion of the details pertaining to this section may disqualify the services provider from participating further in the procurement.
All economic and financial ability information required must be detailed in full in the PQQ.Partial completion of the details pertaining to this section may disqualify the services provider from participating further in the procurement.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Evidence that the service provider is in a satisfactory financial position to deliver the required services.
The service provider is required to fully complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which must first be downloaded by themselves from the contract opportunities section of either the Carbon Trust website or the Carbon Trust Wales website and submit same to the contact email address given in section I.1 above by the deadline stated in section IV.3.4 of this Contract Notice (which is also detailed in the PQQ).
All technical capability information required must be detailed in full in the PQQ. Partial completion of the details pertaining to this section may disqualify the services provider from participating further in the procurement.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The service provider should demonstrate that it has either delivered services very similar to the service requirement, or demonstrate a sufficient aptitude to deliver the same.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The basis for selection of suppliers to be invited to tender will be as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 6 months prior to contract expiration
The PQQ document will be available to be downloaded from the aforementioned websites from midday on Friday 2nd November, or smae time of the date of publication of this contract notice, whichever is the later of the 2 dates.
A bidders briefing will also be held for interested parties on Tuesday 6th November 2012 at the Carbon Trust Wales Tredomen Gateway offices, Service providers who wish to take part in the bidders briefing must first register for the event by applying to the dedicated CTWconsultancyframework.email@example.com mailbox stating”Bidders Briefing for Provision of Consultancy Services Associated with Energy Efficiency Surveys to Carbon Trust Wales” in the subject field and further details of the briefing session will be provided at that point.
The Carbon Trust reserves the right not to award a contract or to award part of a contract only.
Values given for expenditure, numbers of suppliers to be invited to tender, and number of framework participants are indicative only.
The terms “include”, “includes”, “including” and the like in this contract notice shall be construed as if they were followed by the words “but is not limited to”.
The Carbon Trust reserves the right not to award framework contracts, or call-off contracts under any framework contracts.
The costs of participating in the procurement process are the responsibility of bidders.
You are further advised that the entire Carbon Trust and all of its Group companies and subsidiaries may benefit from any contract(s) that arise from this procurement and the frameworks let under it. This currently includes, but may not be limited to in future group restructuring:
Carbon Trust Enterprises Limited;
Carbon Trust Footprinting Certification Company Limited;
Carbon Trust Footprinting Company Limited;
Carbon Trust Standard Company Limited;
Low Carbon Workplace Limited; and,
Additional companies within the Carbon Trust Group, as may be notified by the Carbon Trust from time to time.
Further, you are advised that you may be required to contract directly with the relevant Group company as notified to you. All contract duties, liabilities and obligations will consequently be between you and the Carbon Trust or the relevant Group company”.
For further details about the Carbon Trust please see our website: http://www.carbontrust.co.uk and for the Carbon Trust Wales see http://www.carbontrust.com/client-services/wales.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.10.2012