Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Project

Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Project

Provide a programme of business support to SMEs that want to engage in the low carbon energy supply chains in Somerset and the South West.

UK-Taunton: Commercial property management services

2013/S 120-205556

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Somerset County Council
Strategic Procurement, B2E, Somerset County Council, County Hall
For the attention of: Lynda Madge
TA1 4DY Taunton
Telephone: +44 1823356766
E-mail: lymadge@somerset.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/culturecommunity/ed/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Economic and financial affairs
Social protection
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Project
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 14: Building-cleaning services and property management services

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The objective of this process is to procure an operator who can:
— Provide a programme of business support to SMEs that want to engage in the low carbon energy supply chains in Somerset and the South West;
— Operate the innovation centre that forms part of the Project.
There will be some financial support for these activities for a fixed period following which all of the Operator’s income will be generated through rents received from the innovation centre.

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

To receive more information and an invitation to an awareness event, please email LYMadge@somerset.gov.uk. You will be sent the initial “scope” of the work and invited to an awareness event on 10.7.2013, to be held near Bridgwater, Somerset.

Somerset County Council and others will give presentations on the current scope of the requirement and take questions. There will be opportunity for further discussion on the day. Stakeholders will also be given a list of key questions and invited to submit a written response. The results of this exercise will be used to inform a revised scope of work for the Operator.
Somerset County Council intends to procure an Operator that can start to deliver part of the service from temporary premises in early 2014.
No organisation that takes part on the day will be advantaged or disadvantaged in any way in the formal procurement. All discussions and submissions made during the process will be fully and properly recorded using the pro-forma documentation prepared at the beginning of the process. Commercial confidentiality will be respected.
This notice does not represent the commencement of, or a formal commitment by, the Council to comence a procurement procedure. It is, however, currently anticpated that a contract notice will be issued in August 2013.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Contract documentation will be issued when the formal procurement procedure commences following publication of a formal contract notice.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Part of the project is financed through ERDF funding.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.6.2013