Framework Agreement for Renewable Energy Wind Power Consultancy Services

Framework Agreement for Renewable Energy Wind Power Consultancy Services

Fife Council intends to enter into a framework agreement with between one (1) and three (3) appropriately qualified and experienced consultants (‘Services Providers’) to manage the delivery of wind power energy developments.

UK-Glenrothes: energy-efficiency consultancy services

2012/S 225-370787

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Fife Council
Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park
Contact point(s): Property Services
For the attention of: Alan Paterson
KY7 6GH Glenrothes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8451555555

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00187

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: Documents available to download from www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Documents available to download from www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
For the attention of: Documents available to download from www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8451550000
Internet address: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Secure postbox via www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Secure postbox via www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
For the attention of: Secure postbox via www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8451550000
Internet address: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk

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: Object of the contract

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

Framework Agreement for Renewable Energy Wind Power Consultancy Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Fife, Scotland.
NUTS code UKM22

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
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:
Range: between 400 000 and 800 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Fife Council intends to enter into a framework agreement with between one (1) and three (3) appropriately qualified and experienced consultants (‘Services Providers’) to manage the delivery of wind power energy developments.
Projects will comprise freestanding turbines on land in the ownership of the Council which will be connected to the national grid and freestanding turbines within the grounds of buildings in the ownership of the Council. It is expected that the latter will be connected to and supply electricity to the buildings.
Call-offs (individual contracts) under the framework agreement will be made on an “as required” basis and will be made following mini-competitions with all Services Providers appointed to the framework. The method of call-off by mini-competition shall be detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=242453.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=242453.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314300, 71314000, 71541000, 31121300, 71311000, 71312000

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:

The supply of Renewable Energy Wind Power Consultancy Services on an “as required” basis.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement shall be for a period of three calendar years, with a possible extension of an additional year at the sole discretion of Fife Council.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the PQQ/tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the PQQ documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the PQQ/tender documents.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Financial Status.
Conviction of Criminal Offences.
Business Probity.
Health & Safety, Environmental, Race Relations and Equal Opportunities.
Quality Management.
Company Experience.
Capacity (Technical &Organisational).
Project Quality.
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

WR. ES6850435
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.1.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

28.1.2013
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:242453).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Fife Council shall incorporate a minimum 15 calendar day standstill period from the point of information being communicated to Tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing Contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision and that information must be provided a minimum of 3 days prior to the expiry of the shall be requested from the address detailed on the award notification letter.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.11.2012