Evaluation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Programme

Evaluation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Programme

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a supplier in relation to the undertaking of the evaluation of Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) focusing on the delivery of the schemes against their objectives and lessons for the future.

UK-London: Research services

2013/S 101-173318

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Energy and Climate
3 Whitehall Place
For the attention of: David Johnson
SW1A 2AW London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000682934
E-mail: david.johnson@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.decc.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/X7QWBAFA32

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
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: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Evaluation of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Research services. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a supplier in relation to the undertaking of the evaluation of Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) focusing on the delivery of the schemes against their objectives and lessons for the future. DECC expects that some project requirements will develop over the life of the evaluation and expects the successful contractor to be sufficiently flexible to respond to emerging information needs. At any one time the team will be working across a number of policy issues and so should be willing to rearrange work schedules and respond to information requests, which will occasionally be urgent.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

In responding to this Invitation To Tenders bidders should therefore put forward lower, middle and upper cost proposals as per the pricing schedule to allow the Department to understand how the needs of the evaluation would be met at different pricing levels. For the purposes of this Invitation To Tender lower cost proposals should not exceed 1.6 m GBP, middle costs proposals should not exceed 2.5 m GBP and upper cost proposals should not exceed £3.5m. In bidding against these ranges bidders should set out how their costs calculated on a per project basis as per the pricing schedule. This contract will run for 20 months with a possible 12 month extension.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 600 000 and 2 900 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 20 (from the award of the contract)

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

Open
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
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

518/05/2013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.7.2013 – 11:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Research-services./X7QWBAFA32

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/X7QWBAFA32

GO Reference: GO-2013524-PRO-4828646

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
3 Whitehall Place
SW1Y 2AW London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:24.5.2013