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Services - 43956-2018

31/01/2018    S21

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Natural gas

2018/S 021-043956

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Supply of Natural Gas and Ancillary Services

Reference number: RM6012
II.1.2)Main CPV code
09123000 Natural gas
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Supply of Natural Gas, including daily and non-daily metered supplies, and supporting ancillary services to UK public sector organisations.

Suppliers will be expected to provide a number of additional services including flexible billing services, administration, query management and transparent pricing for the customer. Suppliers will also be expected to support Crown Commercial Services trading functionality by providing access to trading services, advisors, bespoke reporting and price to market options.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
09121200 Mains gas
50411200 Repair and maintenance services of gas meters
65210000 Gas distribution
71314000 Energy and related services
09133000 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
45333000 Gas-fitting installation work
38551000 Energy meters
45333200 Gas meter installation work
09120000 Gaseous fuels
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The existing Crown Commercial Service contract currently supplies natural gas to over 840 public sector organisation with a volume of approximately 15TWh. This is provided to over 16,500 sites with over 27,000 meter points. Please note these volumes may change in line with growth or attrition of the portfolio during the life of the agreement. Organisations volume is aggregated together for trading and organisations have the ability to select a locked or variable purchasing strategy. Supplier will be expected to provide services including: billing, admin activities, customer query management, transparent pricing, direct access to trading services, access to FSA regulated advisors and bespoke report generation. Suppliers will also be expected to provide a range of supporting ancillary services for organisations. The decision as to whether to split the agreement into lots is yet to be determined. Therefore, we will seek to conduct market engagement activities to explore options.

II.2.14)Additional information

The first engagement session will be held on Tuesday 13 February. If you would like to participate, please email

Successful supplier(s) of this agreement must hold a valid gas supply licence, in line with the Gas Act 1986.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

From 2 April 2014, the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: