Warm Up North North East

Warm Up North North East

The procurement of a partner to establish, market and operate a scheme through which energy efficiency improvement services will be made available in the North East of England.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: business and management consultancy and related services

2012/S 75-123674

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
Contact point(s): Newcastle City Council
For the attention of: Liam Gormley
NE99 2BN Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912116929
E-mail: corporate.procurement.team@newcastle.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1912114832

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

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

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

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

Warm Up North.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Please refer to section VI for further information.
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The procurement of a partner to establish, market and operate a scheme through which energy efficiency improvement services will be made available in the North East of England. The project requirement is to deliver energy efficiency improvements (“measures”) which reduce energy consumption, thereby bringing about a reduction in the consumer’s energy bill(s) and a reduction in carbon emissions. The appointed partner will ensure availability of, access to and delivery of the measures (including associated services) and must have the capacity and resources to provide an effective and customer focused service including all management, financial and ICT systems to administer the scheme and monitor its benefits.
The project’s key objectives are to:-.
— Improve the energy efficiency of properties and reduce energy consumption,
— Reduce carbon emissions,
— Reduce consumer energy costs and alleviate fuel poverty; and,
— Safeguard and create employment opportunities.
The project must be delivered in line with ‘Green Deal’ requirements as enabled by the Energy Act 2011 however it is not necessarily limited to Green Deal only activities.
Target properties will include domestic properties of all tenures; and public nondomestic buildings. Privately owned non-domestic properties are outside the scope of this procurement.
It is envisaged that the cost of the measures will be financed by NCC and/or other contracting bodies, and/or by a central (nationally operating) Green Deal finance organisation (if any) and ECO as available. It is anticipated that the contract will be for a period of five years with the ability to extend the term for a further three years if required.
This tender process will be conducted using NCC’s e-tendering system the NEPO Portal, www.nepoportal.org.
Providers must register with the system in order to access documents. Registration and use is free.
This procurement is being undertaken by the Council on behalf of itself and as lead authority for specific ‘partner’ local authorities. In addition it is intended that the opportunity will be available to other UK public organisations (without any obligation for them to participate), including:
— Public organisations that fall within the geographical remit of the North East of England. This region covers four sub regions which are further divided into administrative districts as follows:
—— Northumberland in the north of the region,
—— Tyne and Wear in the east of the region has five districts: North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland,
—— County Durham which lies south of both Northumberland and Tyne & Wear,
—— Tees Valley in the south-east of the region and comprises five unitary authority areas: Hartlepool, Darlington, Stockton on Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.
— Public organisations that fall within the geographical remit of the North East of England,
— UK Registered Housing Providers (independent social housing organisations that are registered with the Tenant Services Authority under the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008) may also rely on this contract.
Accordingly, it is the intention that these other UK public organisations should be able to rely on this procurement to purchase such works without the need for any further procurement process.
A Market Awareness Event will take place on the 11.5.2012 from 10:00am until 1:00pm and will be held at Newcastle City Council Civic Centre.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 71314300, 71314000, 71314200, 79342000, 72212440, 72212445, 72322000, 72253000, 66000000, 71315300, 71315400, 45400000, 80500000, 72222300, 72232000, 72212443, 72212480, 72510000, 72000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

This procurement is being undertaken by the Council on behalf of itself and as lead authority for specific ‘partner’ local authorities. In addition it is intended that the opportunity will be available to other UK public organisations (without any obligation for them to participate), including:
— Public organisations that fall within the geographical remit of the North East of England. This region covers four sub regions which are further divided into administrative districts as follows:
—— Northumberland in the north of the region,
—— Tyne and Wear in the east of the region has five districts: North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland,
—— County Durham which lies south of both Northumberland and Tyne & Wear,
—— Tees Valley in the south-east of the region and comprises five unitary authority areas: Hartlepool, Darlington, Stockton on Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.
— Public organisations that fall within the geographical remit of the North East of England,
— UK Registered Housing Providers (independent social housing organisations that are registered with the Tenant Services Authority under the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008) may also rely on this contract.
Accordingly, it is the intention that these other UK public organisations should be able to rely on this procurement to purchase such works without the need for any further procurement process.
A Market Awareness Event will take place on the 11.5.2012 from 10:00am until 1:00pm and will be held at Newcastle City Council Civic Centre.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.4.2012