Supplier Obligation Forecasting Model for Department of Energy Climate and Change

Supplier Obligation Forecasting Model for Department of Energy Climate and Change

The supplier will be required to provide for the scoping, design, build, testing, hand-over and support and maintenance of this financial model and forecasting system through an initial contract from June 2014 to June 2015.

United Kingdom-London: Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software package

2014/S 068-117173

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Department of Energy, Climate and Change
55, Whitehall Place
For the attention of: Wafa Jafri
SW1A 2AW London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000685091
E-mail: wafa.jafri@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Other: Forecasting for the department of Energy and Climate Change
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

CFD Counterparty Company Ltd
3 Whitehall Place
SW1A 2AH London
UNITED KINGDOM

Electricity Settlements Company Ltd
3 Whitehall place
SW1A 2AH London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Supplier Obligation Forecasting Model.
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 UKI

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)

Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software package. Mathematical or forecasting software package. Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software development services. Mathematical or forecasting software development services. Financial analysis software package. Financial systems software package. Financial information systems. Financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services. Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Contracting Authority, is seeking an innovative private sector supplier to develop a financial model and forecasting system to provide the Counterparty with the forecasting tools to manage its CfD and Supplier Obligation cash flows.
The supplier will be required to provide for the scoping, design, build, testing, hand-over and support and maintenance of this financial model and forecasting system through an initial contract from June 2014 to June 2015 (including a 3 months retention period). This timescale is subject to change pending successful passage of Electricity Market Reform implementation legislation.
The model will endogenously model GB power market supply and demand and forecast GB market power prices, forecast Counterparty cashflows on a short-term basis including settlement data, and provide a 5 year CfD and Supplier Obligation cashflow forecast. The requirement includes the publication of model data and functionality to industry stakeholders.
The supplier may be required to provide an optional proposal for support & maintenance of the model for a period of 12 months starting from April 2015.
The supplier may be required to provide an optional proposal for hosting services to DECC, both a) for a period of 9 months starting from June 2014; and b) for a 12 months extension.
DECC anticipate delivery of all the above services to be contracted directly with DECC initially. However, DECC expect to novate any contract to the designated CfD Counterparty in summer 2014, subject to the will of Parliament.
It is anticipated that the supplier will need to deliver the services from June 2014. Further details are set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.
Further details on requirements and specification can be found in the Invitation to tender (ITT).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48460000, 48462000, 72212460, 72212462, 48441000, 48442000, 48812000, 66170000

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 maximum value for the delivery of this contract including the following options is 540 000 GBP excluding VAT. The maximum contract term without options is until June 2015. The following extensions to this contract will be evaluated and taken up if they provide the best value for money.
9 months hosting starting from June 2014 to March 2015
12 months hosting starting from April 2015 to April 2016
12 months support & maintenance from April 2015 to 31 March 2016
Estimated value excluding VAT: 540 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The following extensions to this contract will be evaluated and taken up if they provide the best value for money.
9 months hosting starting from June 2014 to March 2015
12 months hosting starting from April 2015 to April 2016
12 months support & maintenance from April 2015 to 31 March 2016
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See the invitation to Tender for details of requirements to be met to carry out this contract.
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: See the invitation to Tender for details of requirements to be met to carry out this contract.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See the invitation to Tender for details of requirements to be met to carry out this contract.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See the invitation to Tender for details of requirements to be met to carry out this contract.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See the invitation to Tender for details of requirements to be met to carry out this contract.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See the invitation to Tender for details of requirements to be met to carry out this contract.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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: no

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

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

TRN804/03/2014
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 19.5.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.5.2014 – 17:00
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27.5.2014 – 17:00
Place:

55 Whitehall, London SW1A2AW

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Any two of the following people will be present at tender opening;
Phillip Paul, Graham Geddes, Ming Teh, Simon Chignell, Wafa Jafri.

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

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GO Reference: GO-201442-PRO-5574713

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

Department of Energy and Climate Change
55 Whitehall
SW1A 2AW London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: wafa.jafri@decc.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000685091
Internet address: www.decc.gov.uk

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:2.4.2014