Supply and Install Solar Photovoltaic Panels on Housing Stock

Supply and Install Solar Photovoltaic Panels on Housing Stock

Partnership with an Economic Operator to finance, supply, install and maintain Solar Photovoltaic Panels on a mix of housing stock.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy

2015/S 064-111902

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Ireland Housing Executive
6th Floor, Housing Centre, 2 Adelaide Street
For the attention of: James McErlean
BT2 8PB Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890318676

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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

T1271 — Partnership with an Economic Operator to finance, supply, install and maintain Solar Photovoltaic Panels on a mix of housing stock.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance



II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive wishes to enter into a concession arrangement with a private company who will fund, supply, install and maintain for the contract term, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels initially for up to a maximum of 1 000 NIHE dwellings.
The Contractor’s right to install solar panels (up to a maximum of 1 000) on tenants roofs will be granted by way of a licence.
The Contractor will devise a business model where it pays for the installation and maintenance of solar PV panels in social housing but recoups its investment from revenues generated from Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) and the electricity export tariff. Tenderers should note that any possible generation of revenue from ROCs is determined by the banding levels set by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (DETI) and is subject to change from time to time. Tenderers should make their own enquiries about potential for revenue and profiting as the Northern Ireland Housing Executive provides no warranties or makes any representation in this respect.
The model will be one where the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is not required to pay for anything to do with supply, installation or associated maintenance works to the panels, its accessories and any consequential maintenance to the dwelling. These costs will be borne by the Contractor for the life of the project. Northern Ireland Housing Executive tenants will benefit from free electricity during daylight hours with the Contractor obtaining any export tariff for unused electricity.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09000000, 09330000, 09331000, 09331200, 09332000, 45261215

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


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:

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

12.5.2015 – 15:00
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

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Housing Executive is using an eTendering system e-sourcingni for this procurement exercise.

There will be no hard copy documents issued and it is intended that all communications with the Housing Executive for this procurement shall be conducted via

Suppliers instructions — how to express interest in this tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register — accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — you will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— login to the portal with the username/password,
— click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page — this will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— you can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— you can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting),
— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— there may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then publish your reply using the publish button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of NI
Chichester Street
BT1 3JF Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890235111
Fax: +44 2890313508

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: