Supply Carbon and Energy Infrastructure Upgrades

Supply Carbon and Energy Infrastructure Upgrades

National Framework Agreement to supply carbon and energy infrastructure upgrades.

United Kingdom-Chester: Energy and related services

2015/S 088-158843

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Road
For the attention of: Officer Senior Responsible
CH2 1UL Chester
Telephone: +44 1244365143

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


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

NHS Bodies and various other public sector organisations — see VI.2) Additional information for details

Section II: Object of the contract


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

National Framework Agreement to supply carbon and energy infrastructure upgrades.

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

Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services

NUTS code UK

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 1 000 000 000 GBP

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

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (COCH) and its partner the Carbon and Energy Fund Ltd wish to offer transformational change services to the NHS, Local and Central Government specific to low carbon energy efficient infrastructure and the ongoing management, facilities management, maintenance management or supply of utilities, lifecycling and performance of their contractual obligations therein. and this document for more information. This opportunity seeks to establish a framework of all capable suppliers who offer low carbon energy efficient infrastructure services, improvements and upgrades to existing or new public sector facilities. These upgrades should offer client authorities guaranteed reduced running costs, reduced energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions. Schemes should guarantee minimum levels of savings over the period of each contract let under the framework which may be for 15 to 30 years long (after installation), or the life of the plant installed The framework is also intended to be used for the national initiative for the installation of solar PV at scale into the HMG estate Individual mini-competitions may relate to any one, some or all of the services detailed herein Infrastructure improvements or upgrades may typically include combined heat and power, boilers (steam LTHW or MTHW), district heating, heat recovery, chilling, cooling, air handling, controls, solar PV, lighting, insulation, building insulation, glazing, water savings, waste to energy, pyrolysis, clinical waste destruction or removal, biomass, biogas, grid reinforcement, electrical (HV, MV and LV) improvements (demand reduction, generation, co-generation, tri-generation, standby generation), gas supplies (natural or biogas, on the national grid or not) technology to change or improve maintenance arrangements, medical or other records, electric vehicles, vehicle charging, vehicle maintenance, medical equipment charging or improvements, transfer of staff or subcontractors and any related technologies or services that are relevant to any mini-competition. In addition the remit of the Government Solar Strategy to install Solar PV at scales across the HMG Estate will be covered within this framework agreement opportunity This may also be elaborated to include any other form of renewable power generation as suitably identified within the given call-off project.

To this end, the contracting authority may accept consortia onto the framework if required in order to get the correct skill and experience mix. Management, facilities management, supply or lifecycling all relate to the supply, operation, and continued performance of the installation for the life of the contract using the bidders staff, contractors, or those of the procuring authority under the direction or guidance of the contractor. Lots in reference to this opportunity refer to the type of mini-competition to be run under the framework, one of which will take multiple bidders to a fixed price tender, and the other will reduce the bidders to one before seeking an investment grade proposal with that single contractor. Bidders are required to apply for both variant mini-competition routes. All companies on the framework will be asked to participate in a mini-competition for each project. In many cases the selected supplier will be expected to take over the existing energy facilities building/ boilerhouse or plant rooms relevant to the project, some under license and some under a simple lease, for the operational period of the contract. The selected suppliers will be expected to supply operational and maintenance support for the relevant plant and equipment, the details of which will be set out in the memorandum of information for each project. This may be extended to cover additional operation and maintenance of existing plant and equipment. Projects may be multi-site and may be multiagency (several public sector clients) Selected suppliers must be able to deliver and guarantee the energy and energy management services to the relevant public bodies over the lifetime of the contract which are typically 15 to 30 years after practical completion. The framework is available for use by the entire UK public sector as detailed in the additional information field.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314000, 45300000, 71315000, 71314300, 31682000, 45200000, 45251000, 71312000, 71314310, 65400000, 71320000, 51100000, 50700000,45315300, 71313000, 31527260, 71314200, 66000000, 09300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


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:

Please refer pre requisite Appendix A (also within ITT documents).

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Each project let under the framework may be financed in any of 3 ways — finance brought to the contract by the bidder. Funding sourced by the CEF, and funding sourced by the client organization.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please refer pre requisite Appendix A (also within ITT documents).
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: 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 email 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 at the top 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 ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — 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 submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer pre requisite Appendix A (also within ITT documents).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer pre requisite Appendix A (also within ITT documents).
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
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

1.6.2015 – 10:00

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

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 Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wishes to establish a framework
which can be accessed by the following organisations:
Clinical Commissioning Group’s, NHS Trust’s, Special Health Authorities, The Care Quality Commission, National Institute for Health Care Excellence, known as NICE, The Health and Social Care Information Centre, The Secretary of State, relevant Welsh health service bodies, NHS Foundation Trusts, Academic Health Science Networks, The NHS Trust Development Authority, Monitor, Health Education England including Local Education and Training Boards (LETB) constituted as committees of Health Education England, NHS Health Research Authority, The Department of Health, Executive agencies of the Department of Health including but not limited to Pubic Health England, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the National Institute of Health Research, Arms Length Bodies of the Department of Health not otherwise listed in this Contract Notice including but not limited to NHS Blood and Transplant, NHS Business Services Authority, NHS Litigation Authority, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and the Human Tissue Authority, Any provider of primary medical services under a GMS, PMS or APMS contract, All Local Authorities, and those as defined under section 1 the Local Government Act 2000 including Health and Well Being Boards established by any Local Authority, including as listed and maintained on the following URLs:


A Minister of the Crown —


Almshouses —


British monarchy —

British rail board (Residuary) —

British waterways —

Business innovation and skills —

Central government departments, executive agencies and NDPBs –

Charities —

Citizens advice Northern Ireland –

Citizens advice Scotland —

Citizens advice England and Wales —

Community Heath Councils —

Department for communities and local government —

Defence infrastructure organisation —

Department for culture media and sport —

Department for environment, food and rural affairs —

Department for Health Arms Length Bodies —

Department for transport —

Department of education —

Department of energy and climate change (including Coal Authority) —

Educational establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for children, schools and families including schools, universities and colleges but not independent schools —;jsessionid=4767F89630A039E98FE593093D577013?clear=true

English heritage —

Environment agency —

Executive agencies —

Extra-care providers —

Fire and rescue services (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) —

Further and higher education in Northern Ireland —

General practitioners —

GLA Group —

Health and social care in NI: Agencies, boards, councils and hospitals —

High-speed 2 —

Highways agency —

Home office —

Hospices in UK including SCOTLAND, Wales and Northern Ireland —

House of lords / house of commons —

Judicial system (Ministry of justice) –

Land registry —

Local enterprise partnerships —

Local authorities —

Local development agencies —

Local health boards —

London & continental railways Ltd —

London boroughs & city of London —

Ministry of Defence —

National parks —

Natural England —

NDA properties Ltd — No website — go through NDA website.
NDPBs (Non Departmental Public Bodies) —

Network rail —

General practitioners —

NHS Scotland —

NHS Wales GP Practices —

NHS Wales –

NI public bodies, NI government departments –

Northern Ireland public sector bodies and local authorities –

Nuclear decommissioning authority —

Oil & pipeline agency — no web site — go through Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

London legacy development corporation —

Police authorities —

Police forces Scotland —

Police forces Wales —

Police forces —

Police service of Northern Ireland —

Public corporations —

Registered providers / housing associations / registered social landlords —

Royal mail —

Schools in Northern Ireland —

Scottish further and higher education institutions —

Scottish local government —

Scottish public sector bodies —

Scottish schools —

Tenant services Authority —

The crown estate —

Welsh public bodies national assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly
And those that are or become members of the Carbon and Energy Fund

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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: