Supply of solar power generating equipment for schools

Supply of solar power generating equipment for schools

Supply and delivery of PV panels, accumulators, electrical equipment, control cabins and accessories.

United Kingdom-Sutton: Solar panels

2014/S 199-351238

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Crown Agents Ltd, and/or any subsidiary or affiliate of Crown Agents, acting as an agent for and on behalf of the Secretary of State for International Development of the UK Government (DFID)
St Nicholas House, St Nicholas Road, Surrey
Contact point(s): Crown Agents Ltd
For the attention of: Chris Gilbert
SM1 1EL Sutton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087106727
E-mail: chris.gilbert@crownagents.co.uk
Fax: +44 2086438232

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.crownagents.com

Electronic access to information: www.crownagents.com/suppliers/dfid/nigeriasolarpower

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: DFID’s main activity is supporting long term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty. DFID also responds to emergencies, both natural and man-made. DFID works in partnership with Govts, civil society, private sector and multilaterals.

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)Description

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

Supply of solar power generating equipment for schools and healthcare centres in Lagos, Nigeria.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: FCA Supplier’s Premises for export; CIP Lagos Port, Nigeria.
NUTS code

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)

Supply and delivery of PV panels, accumulators, electrical equipment, control cabins and accessories.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

Supply of equipment for 180 installations, total 4MWp.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.1.2015. Completion 27.2.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: PV Solar panels

1)Short description

Photovoltaic (PV) Modules.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Accumulators

1)Short description

Electric cell accumulators and accessories.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Solar charge regulators

1)Short description

Solar charge regulators and accessories.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Inverters

1)Short description

Inverters with digital display functions and remote monitoring capability and accessories.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Solar panel cables

1)Short description

Solar panel cables.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6Lot title: Electrical upgrade and retrofit materials

1)Short description

Electrical upgrade and retrofit materials.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7Lot title: Energy enclosures

1)Short description

Energy enclosures (cabins).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8Lot title: Upgrade cables

1)Short description

Upgrade cables.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bid Guarantee: 2.5 % Bid Value.
Performance Guarantee: 10 % Contract Value.

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

Payment will be made to suppliers from funds transferred from DFID after completion of contract and therefore carries a very low risk.

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

Registered Company.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Any particular conditions will be stated in the pre-qualification questionnaire (‘PQQ’) or Invitation to Bid (‘ITB’) documents.
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: Applicants to be manufacturers or their authorised agents of the primary equipment offered.
Applicants to be considered for the Invitation to Bid must complete a pre-qualification questionnaire which is available on request from the named contact or directly from the web page as shown in Section I.1. This must be completed and returned by the date stipulated in section IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Audited accounts as specified in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Annual Turnover at least triple proposed contract value.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Relevant Track Record; Availability of references; Availability of independent test reports; Internationally recognised certification; Acceptance of factory audit process.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum of 3 equivalent supply projects successfully completed, and as specified in the PQQ document.
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Emergency requirement for the provision of electric power to schools and hospital facilities.
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:

CA/105435D

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: 23.10.2014
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.10.2014 – 13:00
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
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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

13.10.2014