United Kingdom-Cranfield: Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.grandunionhousing.co.uk/contact/
Main address: http://www.tridentutilities.co.uk/contact-us/
Section II: Object
Grand Union Housing Electricity and Gas Procurement Framework.
Grand Union Housing Group (GUH) are seeking Electricity and Gas Suppliers who are interested in award to their Electricity and Gas Procurement Framework.
Administered by Trident Utilities Limited, the Grand Union Housing Electricity and Gas Procurement Framework will be split into four separate Lots and has been developed to enable GUH and other committed contracting authorities in both Housing and Education as well as other interested public bodies identified in the tender documentation and in this notice, to benefit from increased Supplier competition and lower priced electricity and gas.
Electricity Fixed Price Supply Contracts
Suppliers are tendering for potential award to Lot 1 of the Framework, which is for the supply of electricity on a fixed price contract basis to a range of contracting authorities based in England, Scotland and Wales. A list of eligible contracting authorities has been detailed within the ITT documentation.
An unlimited number of Suppliers (anticipated to be no more than 20) will be awarded to this Framework Lot subject to meeting the minimum standards detailed in the ITT and will then have the opportunity to bid for future Call-Off Contracts, which will be awarded by way of Mini-Competitions.
The detailed specification and further information about the basis for award of Call-Off Contracts can be found in the ITT Documentation, which is available through www.mytenders.org
Electricity Flexible Priced Supply Contracts
Suppliers are tendering for potential award to Lot 2 of the Framework, which is for the supply of electricity on a flexible priced contract basis to a range of contracting authorities based in England, Scotland and Wales. A list of eligible contracting authorities has been detailed within the ITT documentation.
Natural Gas Fixed Price Supply Contracts
Suppliers are tendering for potential award to Lot 3 of the Framework, which is for the supply of natural gas on a fixed price contract basis to a range of contracting authorities based in England, Scotland and Wales. A list of eligible contracting authorities has been detailed within the ITT documentation.
Natural Gas Flexible Priced Supply Contracts
Suppliers are tendering for potential award to Lot 4 of the Framework, which is for the supply of natural gas on a flexible priced contract basis to a range of contracting authorities based in England, Scotland and Wales. A list of eligible contracting authorities has been detailed within the ITT documentation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Suppliers are required to hold a UK Supply Licence for Electricity and/or Natural Gas (dependent upon Framework Lots applied for).
All other mandatory requirements for participation have been detailed within the ITT and supplementary documentation. Suppliers are advised to read the documentation thoroughly in order to ensure that they can meet the mandatory requirements.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Grand Union Housing Group is seeking to put in place an OJEU compliant Framework Agreement for the procurement of electricity and natural gas to provide themselves and other eligible contracting authorities with a compliant route to market, giving due consideration to the unique market conditions and pricing mechanisms. The Framework has been developed to deliver lower energy prices for Framework Buyers, by enabling them to strategically time the placement of their energy contracts, and to capitalise on opportunities presented by price volatility as well as economies due to increased competition.
Grand Union has appointed Trident Utilities to issue the Contract Notice; administrate the Framework on their behalf and assist in the formulation of the ITT; responding to clarification requests; the evaluation of tender responses and Supplier selection. Trident will also register all users wishing to use the Framework; maintain detailed records of the Call-Off Contracts awarded; monitor ongoing Supplier Performance and Customer Satisfaction Levels and assist Framework Buyers with the Mini-Competition award process for Calling Off Contracts.
The proposed Framework Agreement has several committed future participants who are contracting authorities in the Social Housing and Education sectors, with other contracting authorities having expressed an interest in potentially using the Framework in the future.
The contracting authorities who are eligible to use the Framework Agreement fit into the following categories and can be identified by following the relevant links that follow:
Housing associations and those involved in public funded social housing.
Local and regional authorities.
England & Wales.
NHS Bodies including Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital. Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities
Schools, academies, colleges, universities and other educational bodies
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Grand Union Housing accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies in the estimated value of business and award to the Framework will represent no guarantee of future business or right to exclusivity.
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The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
This tender will be subject to a minimum 10 day standstill period, which will commence upon the award notification for the framework lots.