Greater Manchester Green Deal and ECO Partnership

Greater Manchester Green Deal and ECO Partnership

This is a services concession framework agreement for delivery of a programme of housing energy efficiency retrofit activity across Greater Manchester. This programme will be focused in the domestic sector.

UK-Manchester: Energy and related services

2013/S 097-165636

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Manchester City Council
Town Hall, Albert Square
Contact point(s): www.the-chest.org.uk
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: www.manchester.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.org.uk

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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Salford City Council
Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton
M27 5DA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Oldham Council
Civic Centre, West Street
OL11UG Oldham
UNITED KINGDOM

Bolton Council
Town Hall, Victoria Square
BL1 1RU Bolton
UNITED KINGDOM

Bury Council
Town Hall, Knowsley Street
BL9 0SW Bury
UNITED KINGDOM

Trafford Council
Town Hall, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park
M17 1HH Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Tameside MBC
Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside.
OL6 6DL Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Rochdale Council
Town Hall, Smith Street, Rochdale
OL16 1XU Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Stockport Council
Stopford House, Piccadilly
SK1 3XE Stockport
UNITED KINGDOM

Wigan Council
Town Hall, Library Street
WN1 1YN Wigan
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Service Concession Framework Agreement for the Greater Manchester Green Deal and ECO Partnership
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKD

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: This is a concession framework agreement and is not subject to the Public Contract Regulations 2006 therefore the agreement is for three years with an option to extend for up to a further two years.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 400 000 000 GBP

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

Energy and related services. Marketing services. Help-desk and support services. Building surveying services. Financial and insurance services. Housing services. Construction work for houses. Construction work for multi-dwelling buildings and individual houses. Provision of services to the community. Building completion work. Customer-care services. Energy-efficiency consultancy services. This is a services concession framework agreement for delivery of a programme of housing energy efficiency retrofit activity across Greater Manchester. This programme will be focused in the domestic sector.
It is anticipated that the date of commencement of the framework concession agreement will be from January 2014 (subject to change) to December 2017 with an option to extend for up to a further two years.
As this project is new to the market, the level of spend identified is estimated and will be dependent on consumer demand.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314000, 79342000, 72253000, 71315300, 66000000, 70333000, 45211100, 45211000, 75200000, 45400000, 79342320, 71314300

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

Manchester City Council, working on behalf of Greater Manchester authorities (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) wishes to appoint a panel of 3 providers onto a services concession framework agreement for delivery of a programme of housing energy efficiency retrofit activity across Greater Manchester. This programme will be focused in the domestic sector.
It is anticipated that the ‘Greater Manchester Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Partnership’ will run for three years from 2014 to 2017, with an option to extend for a further 2 years.
This is a significant opportunity for the successful applicants to support some of Greater Manchester’s 1.2 million households improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The overall objective of the programme is to support a minimum of 15 000 households across all tenures (privately owned, private and social rented sectors), to reduce both their household energy bills, and carbon emissions. In doing so, GM authorities aim to provide continued support for our most vulnerable households and to catalyse low carbon economic growth, driving business and skills growth in a developing market place.
The successful applicants must be accredited as Green Deal Providers, with this accreditation in place by 30.6.2013. Applications from consortia are welcomed, but at least one member of the consortium must have Green Deal Provider accreditation in place.
Energy efficiency works to households will be funded through a combination of Energy Company Obligation funding, Green Deal or other available loan finance, and other sources of finance available to the householder. Successful applicants will be expected to directly access these sources of finance for GM residents, as funding will not be provided by the local authorities.
The programme will be endorsed and supported by each participating local authority, and will benefit from local authority branding, resources and local market intelligence. In addition, the Greater Manchester Energy Advice Service (GMEAS) will coordinate the programme, making available its marketing, programme management and customer care services. In return, payment to the GMEAS for successful referrals into the programme is anticipated.
The Greater Manchester Authorities are looking for partners who can develop and deliver the following services:
— Support for the GMEAS with marketing, demand creation, customer engagement and customer care services
— Delivery of impartial household assessments and technical surveys (including Green Deal Assessments) across a wide range of housing archetypes
— Provision of cost information and financial advice to householders
— Access to Green Deal or other loan finance, and additional forms of financial support such as ECO on behalf of householders
— High quality installation of energy efficiency measures, including all measures available and accredited under Green Deal and ECO
— Liaison with energy companies in relation to Green Deal plans, as required
— Delivery of the required levels of maintenance and warranty support to householders
— Support for householders to realise sustained reductions in their energy consumption.
— Programme management and governance expertise to help develop GM’s Low Carbon retrofit programme, and drive local innovation and best practice
Manchester City Council will act as the contracting authority for the Framework, on behalf of the ten local authorities in Greater Manchester. In addition, the Framework will be made available to registered housing providers in Greater Manchester, and other local authorities in the North West of England.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (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:

A guarantee and/or bond may be required
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Energy efficiency works to households will be funded through a combination of Energy Company Obligation funding, Green Deal or other available loan finance, and other sources of finance available to the householder. Successful applicants will be expected to directly access these sources of finance for GM residents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 10
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 11.6.2013 – 16:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.6.2013 – 19:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.7.2013
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
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.The ten local authorities within Greater Manchester have committed to this GM Green Deal procurement but there will be the opportunity for the wider AGMA partners to access and to utilise the services should they choose to do so. The AGMA members www.agma.gov.uk include Manchester City Council, Salford City Council, Bury Council, Oldham Council, Rochdale Council, Stockport Council, Trafford Council, Bolton Council, Tameside MBC, Wigan Council, Blackburn and Darwin Council, Blackpool Council, Cheshire East, Warrington Council.

The framework can be used and is available to the list of bodies specified:- Accent Group, Adactus Housing Group, Affinity Sutton, AKSA, Arawak Walston Housing Association, Aroon Housing Association Ltd, Arena Housing, Ashton Pioneer, Aska, Bolton at Home, City South Manchester Housing Trust, City West Housing, Contour Housing, Eastlands Homes, Equity Housing, FCHO, Great Places Housing Group, Grove Village, Guiness Northern Counties, Harvest Housing Group, Harvest Housing, Housing 21, Irwell Valley Housing Association, Johnie Johnson Housing, Mossbank, Mosscare Housing Ltd, New Charter Housing, Northwards Housing, Parkway Green Housing Trust, Peak Valley Housing Association, People First Housing, Places for People, The Regenda Group, Riverside, Rochdale Borough Wide Housing, Salix Homes, Six Town Housing, Southway Housing Trust, St Vincent’s Housing Association, Stockport Homes, Trafford Housing Trust, Tungside HA, Villages, Wigan and Leigh Housing, Willow Park, Wulvern Housing.
The Northwest authorities as listed within the advert will be made aware of the opportunity to work collaboratively. Documents are available via www.the-chest.org.uk. All interested applicants and interested parties must complete and submit a pre qualification questionnaire by way of application/expression of interest which is available from the chest www.the-chest/org.uk and this must be uploaded on to the portal by the due return date specified in IV.3.4.

N.B. This is a service concession framework agreement, therefore not subject to the full application of the public contracts regulations 2006 and the contract notice is a voluntary notice.
This agreement will involve payment of fees/generation of income for the public body/bodies.
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GO Reference: GO-2013517-PRO-4813473

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

High Court
Manchester

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:

17.5.2013