New Extended District Heating Network Including CHP
University of Glasgow intends to replace existing steam district heating system with a new extended district heating network including CHP.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: District heating boiler
Section I: Contracting authority
University of Glasgow
Procurement Office, Level 4, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue
Contact point(s): Please make contact through the Public Contracts site to the contact as follows:
For the attention of: Jade Keegan, Quoting Ref: PURCH0998
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1413305476
Fax: +44 0000000000
General address of the contracting authority: http:\\www.gla.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00108
Electronic access to information: PQQ documents available from Public Contracts Scotland http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: PQQ Documents to be returned via Public Contracts Scotland http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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: PQQ documents available from Public Contracts Scotland http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: PQQ Documents to be returned via Public Contracts Scotland http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Glasgow.
NUTS code UKM
University of Glasgow intends to replace existing steam district heating system with a new extended district heating network including CHP. Then tender is for suitably qualified and experienced companies with a proven track record of delivering large scale (10M GBP plus) district heating systems including CHP on time and within budget whilst engaged under a Design and Build form of contract (D&B). The programme is for works to commence during spring 2014 with completion within 18 months or earlier.
PQQ documents available from Public Contracts Scotland
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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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: See PQQ docs.
See PQQ docs.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Postbox Security: Postbox submissions cannot be accessed by anyone, including Millstream, (the provider of the Public Contracts Scotland system) until the deadline.
Suppliers should note that when asked to complete a tender document, the document must be submitted in the file type in which it was issued (Word, Excel etc.). Files of any alternative type may only be used where documents are for attachment, rather than completion.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which came into force on 1.1.2005, designates University of Glasgow as a Scottish public authority and therefore subject to the provisions and obligations in that Act. This means that any person who makes a valid request for information held by University of Glasgow will be entitled to receive it, unless all or part of that information can be withheld by virtue of the exemptions in that Act.
As part of our responsibility under the Act, University of Glasgow may be required to disclose any information held relating to your response to anyone who makes a request under that Act. Such information may only be withheld if it meets one or more of the exemptions or conditions in that Act. Even if an exemption is available University of Glasgow may nevertheless disclose requested information. Information held cannot simply be classified as ‘confidential’ or ‘commercial in confidence’ to enable it to be protected from disclosure.
University of Glasgow may publish the names and contact details of companies who have been issued with a Questionnaire on its website.
Information may also be requested under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
Opportunity to Engage with the Local Community
There are several perceived benefits associated with the development of large scale district heating and CHP. The University will embed community benefits options such as the opportunity for apprentices and placements with those bidding for the works through development within the Employers Requirement Documentation. This would explore both the direct labour force and the prospective SME’s that would benefit from working as a sub-contractor on the project.
Sustainable Glasgow and future district heating systems
Sustainable Glasgow is a City wide initiative to develop sustainable energy projects across the City. Sustainable Glasgow has set up a District Heating Strategy Group to develop proposals for an integrated city network, to coordinate major public and private projects currently in planning and development. The project has ambitions for district heating systems, one of which it hopes is the University. The development of the CHP scheme will allow the University to become a catalyst for the west end heat zone. In 2012 the Scottish Government convened the ‘Expert Commission on District Heating’ to consider how to accelerate the uptake of district heating in Scotland, and make recommendations to the Scottish Government. In May 2013 the Government produced a response to this report and on the various recommendations it made. The response concludes that the Scottish Government are fully committed to the development of large scale district heating systems as a means of achieving it carbon reduction targets. Recommendation 7 specifically mentions the higher education sector is for ‘the Scottish Government and other public bodies such as local authorities, NHS Scotland and the higher education sector to adopt a policy of connecting their estates to district heating schemes’. The Scottish Government will have confirmed that they will have a coordinating role in support for district heating and developing the District heating Action Plan as part of their wider heat vision and Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement, which will be published by the end of 2013. Sustainable Glasgow’s mission is:
— Help make Glasgow one of the most sustainable cities in Europe.
— Spread the word of sustainability.
— Be a vital source of information on products and services
— Make Glasgow a more attractive environment to live in.
— Make Glasgow a healthier City.
— Bring individuals, businesses and community groups together and collaborate to improve Glasgow’s social, economic and most importantly environmental issues.
With the intention for our district heating network to link into the wider west end heating, community benefits such as tackling fuel poverty and improving housing are a longer potential term benefit.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.12.2013