Warm Up North
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: business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
Contact point(s): Newcastle City Council
For the attention of: Liam Gormley
NE99 2BN Newcastle
Telephone: +44 1912116929
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: http://www.nepoportal.org
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.nepoportal.org
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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, County Durham
DL1 5QT Darlington
Durham County Council
DH1 5UL Durham
Northumberland County Council
NE61 2EF Morpeth
South Tyneside Council
Town Hall & Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
NE33 2RL South Shields
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Please refer to section VI (Additional Information) for further information.
NUTS code UK
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 non-domestic 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 Newcastle City Council and/or other contracting bodies, and/or by a central (nationally operating) Green Deal finance organisation (if any) and Energy Company Obligation funding (see Energy Act 2011) 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.
As the Scheme’s primary requirement is to deliver the required improvements to domestic properties the delivery partner will be required to treat domestic properties as the service priority, i.e. marketing its services, facilitating customers, explaining and securing the sign-up and installation of appropriate energy efficiency improvements across the North East.
It is envisaged that a significant portion of the market and therefore a key target for the Scheme will be ‘hard to treat’ domestic properties i.e. those that cannot accommodate cost-effective measures and may therefore have missed out on previous energy improvements. These properties will have the potential to access ECO funding.
Given the priority to be attributed to domestic interventions over non-domestic the balance of the finance, scope and value of the opportunity will favour the former. As an indication only, the estimated scheme value is anticipated as follows:-.
Domestic £75m – £155m.
Non-Domestic £13m – £45m.
Total £88m – £200m.
Where the potential non-domestic interventions are permitted this will not be at the expense of the primary domestic intervention requirement.
As stated, these figures are approximate only as precise quantities are unknown and dependant on a number of factors.
79400000, 71314300, 71314000, 71314200, 79342000, 72212440, 72212445, 72322000, 72253000, 66000000, 71315300, 71315400, 45400000, 80500000, 72222300, 72232000, 72212443, 72212480, 72510000, 72000000
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 000,00 and 200 000 000,00 GBP
Description of these options: Information on the potential extension is set out in section 11.1.5 of this notice.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
No special legal form is required but in the case of group bidders or consortia the authority requires that a prime service provider assumes primary liability for the group and that each organisation in the group accepts joint and several liability.
Description of particular conditions: The successful tenderer will be required to participate actively in the service related economic, social and environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement accordingly, tender evaluation and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 075-123674 of 18.4.2012
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
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 specific ‘partner’ local authorities and is also open for use by various other contracting bodies as set out below.
— Local Authorities (Partners).
Darlington Borough Council.
Durham County Council.
Newcastle City Council.
Northumberland County Council.
South Tyneside Council.
— Local Authorities (Non Partners).
Hartlepool Borough Council.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.
Redcar and Cleveland College.
North Tyneside Council.
The Borough Council of Gateshead (which includes The Gateshead Housing Company).
— Registered Housing Providers.
Bernicia Group Limited.
Cestria Community Housing Association.
Fabrick Group (incorporating Erimus Housing and Tees Valley Housing).
Four Housing Group (incorporating Three Rivers Housing Association and Berwick Borough Housing).
Home Group Limited.
South Tyneside Homes.
Vela Homes Limited.
Isos Housing Limited.
Livin Housing Ltd.
Guinness Northern Counties Limited.
Your Homes Newcastle.
— Public Bodies.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Northumbria Police Authority.
Cleveland Fire Authority.
North East Shared Services Project (incorporating City of Sunderland College, Tyne Metropolitan College, South.
Tyneside College, Hartlepool 6th Form College).
North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
University of Sunderland.
Newcastle PCT, North Tyneside PCT and Northumberland Care Trust and their successor property holding bodies.
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
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,
— Education establishments,
— Fire authorities,
— Police authorities; and,
— NHS bodies.
Accordingly, it is the intention that all of these UK public organisations, and / or their successors in title, should be able to rely on this procurement to purchase such works without the need for any further procurement process.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.6.2012