Energy Services and Project Delivery Contract – Cambridgeshire

Energy Services and Project Delivery Contract – Cambridgeshire

The contracting authority is seeking a contractor to design and deliver energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and storage projects.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Energy and related services

2020/S 078-185498

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: LGSS on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council
Postal address: Shire Hall, Castle Hill
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH
Postal code: CB3 0AP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Nunn
E-mail: chris.nunn@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1223699250
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Cambridge City Council
Postal address: PO Box 700
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH
Postal code: CB1 0JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lynn Thomas
E-mail: Lynn.Thomas@cambridge.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1223457831
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Fenland District Council
Postal address: Fenland Hall, County Road
Town: March
NUTS code: UKH
Postal code: PE15 8NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Robinson-Judd
E-mail: jrobinson-judd@fenland.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1354622423
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.fenland.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Huntingdonshire District Council
Postal address: Pathfinder House, St Mary’s Street
Town: Huntingdon
NUTS code: UKH
Postal code: PE29 3TN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mark Houston
E-mail: mark.houston@huntingdonshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1480388388
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: South Cambridgeshire District Council
Postal address: South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH
Postal code: CB23 6EA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Alex Snelling-Day
E-mail: alex.snelling-day@scambs.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7562435547
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Cambridgeshire Local Authorities — Energy Services and Project Delivery Contract

Reference number: DN442146

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71314000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The contracting authority is seeking a contractor to design and deliver energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and storage projects across all of its asset types (schools, office buildings, rural estate, transport assets, waste assets, housing, etc). This will include building energy efficiency projects, utility scale generation and storage projects and district heating schemes. There is a strong emphasis on both carbon reduction, in order to support progress towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and revenue generating opportunities. Further detail on scope is provided in the ITT.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 110 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09000000
09121200
09123000
09300000
31000000
34928500
34928510
39715000
39717200
42000000
42122000
42160000
42320000
42500000
44111520
44115220
44622000
45000000
45200000
50000000
50700000
51000000
51100000
65000000
65400000
71312000
71313000
71314200
71314300
71314310
71315000
71321200
71323100
79993000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority is interested in securing a partner to design and deliver energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and storage projects across all of its asset types (schools, office buildings, rural estate, transport assets, waste assets, housing, etc.), irrespective of whether they are within its administrative boundaries,. The service provider may take a consortium approach if it does not have access to all the relevant expertise within its own organisation.

The contracting authority has experience of working with Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) since 2014. CCC has invested over GBP 21 million in EPCs to date, with pipeline investments totalling a further GBP 56 million. The ambition for this procurement is greater than ever as CCC and other local authorities have declared Climate Emergencies. CCC has published a climate change and environment strategy including targets for reducing energy consumption of CCC’s building stock, replacing heating in CCC owned and operated buildings with low carbon heating by 2025 and reducing indirect emissions by 50.4 % by 2030.

We need to partner with a team of skilled and imaginative engineers and commercial managers that can develop new business models for projects. That team must be supported by senior managers willing to take risk and bring a culture of innovation and change.

The successful contractor must provide a full range of engineering design, project management, construction health and safety, energy market commercial and measurement and verification skills with appropriate qualifications and registrations. Tenders will be required to provide CVs for the project team demonstrating the relevant experience and qualifications.

The contractor will be required to provide energy performance contracts for the majority of projects called off under the framework i.e. they will be required to guarantee energy savings/generation and back this up with a Parent Company Guarantee or Performance Bond. In addition to reducing its direct carbon emissions Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to reducing its indirect carbon emissions by 50.4 % by 2030 relative to a 2018 baseline. The contractor will be required to demonstrate carbon emissions reductions in their operation and supply chain consistent with this trajectory. Where this is not achieved they will be required to offset emissions to compensate for the shortfall.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 110 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be renewed at the discretion of the contracting authority.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/06/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/06/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This Framework is open for use by:

• Cambridgeshire County Council,

• Cambridge City Council,

• Fenland District Council,

• Huntingdonshire District Council,

• South Cambridgeshire District Council.

By way of access agreement this framework is also open to new customers in England seeking to utilise the framework on an independent third party basis including:

• any city, district, borough or other local authority;

• any school, academy, university or other educational establishment; and

• any Public Body outlined in either Part I or Part II of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) Order 1972. Details of these can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1972/853/made

Parish councils and community land trusts may use the framework either by way of an access agreement or by a contracting authority calling off work on their behalf.

The contracting authority will levy access fees (as a percentage of contract value) from those joining by way of access agreements.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: LGSS Procurement
Postal address: One Angel Square, Angel Street
Town: Northampton
Postal code: NN1 1ED
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/04/2020