Works - 67202-2014

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27/02/2014    S41

United Kingdom-Finsbury Park: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2014/S 041-067202

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Islington
Postal address: Strategic Procurement Team, Third Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way
Town: Finsbury Park
Postal code: N7 7EP
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Mr Dugan Warn
Telephone: +44 2075278140

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
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: no

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
1314-096 Bunhill Heat and Power Phase 2 – Celsius Project.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: London Borough of Islington, London.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
The London Borough of Islington currently owns and operates an award winning modern district heating system in the Bunhill Ward of the Borough of Islington (Phase 1). The system provides a low cost source of heat to residents and facilities connected to the pipework network installed in the public realm. The pipework network is currently fed from a 2 MW Electrical, 2,25 MW Thermal gas engine, supported by a 115 m3 thermal store at the Bunhill Energy centre. As a result of the success of the initial network the council intends to extend their existing systems to serve additional buildings in the immediate vicinity (Phase 2), as well as develop additional alternative low operational cost, low carbon heat sources to meet the increase in demand on the thermal network.
It is the council's ambition that the completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 district heating systems will be the premier example of successful modern district heating installation within London, providing a reliable low carbon, low cost source of heating to the residents, businesses and other interested parties within the borough of Islington. The Phase 2 works are also a project demonstrator in London falling under part of the wider EU Celsius project.
The Phase 2 extension works involve the production of heat from two identified waste urban heat sources close to the existing energy network. The two sources are in physically separate locations. It is proposed to use large scale heat pumps at each location in addition to other heat generation and pumping equipment to extract energy at these points and supply it to a District heating network. The total supply from both heat sources is estimated at approximately 1 MW thermal.
It is expected that;
The district heating network will connect with the existing Bunhill Heat and power Network, the two waste heat sources, the council's Kings Square Estate and up to 15 further buildings. The Network will be run mainly in the public highway, with some areas of soft dig and some areas of hard standing within council land. Connections into buildings are generally at basement level into and existing building wide heating systems. The proposed network extension is estimated at approximately 600 m in length.
The proposed contract will include the supply of equipment at the two energy supply locations, and is likely to require the installation and screening of this equipment at one of the locations. It is expected that works will be undertaken with the council and in partnership with the council's Celsius partners, UK Power Networks and the Greater London Authority and its agencies.
The current value of the works is estimated as 3 500 000 GBP. A design team is appointed and developing the concept design, modelling assumed performance and producing a performance specification for the works.
It is anticipated a principal contractor will be procured for the majority of the works, with some separate specialist elements at critical locations undertaken under other contractual arrangements. The Council aims to procure the works in 2014, with construction taking place throughout 2015 and the system operational in 2016. It is anticipated to commission and operate the extended network and heating equipment throughout 2016, continuing with monitoring of operation, performance reviews, and seasonal re-commissioning works for a period of 1 year up until the handing over of the project to the Council in early 2017.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 500 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.9.2014
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
TUPE [Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations]
Potential providers must be aware that TUPE may or may not apply to this service. Further details will be available in the invitation to tender.
The Contract Period is expected to be 36 months. The expected award date is 1.9.2014.
Award criteria; As stipulated within the ‘invitation to tender' documentation.

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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:
Terms and Conditions will be stipulated within the ‘invitation to tender’ documentation.
Any other conditions will be as per the pre-qualification questionnaire/invitation to tender.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
Islington Council and its partners are committed to work towards a ‘Fairer Islington’. The council's Corporate Plan 2011- 2015 outlines proposals for creating a fairer Islington by addressing the gaps between rich and poor to make a difference to the lives of those in our community who most need a helping hand.
In keeping with Islington's commitment to sustainability, please do not include any publicity material with your submissions.
Islington Council aims to provide equality of opportunity and welcomes applicants from black and minority ethnic communities and disabled groups. In addition the Council actively encourages Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations, Social Enterprises or not for profit enterprises and small to medium enterprises (SME) to tender as part of its sustainability policy.
Please include the contract number of this tender process when communicating with the council in any way.
Applicants are advised that all costs incurred either directly or indirectly in preparation, submission or otherwise related to this advertisement will be borne by them, and in no circumstances will the council be responsible for any such costs. Applicants are also advised that the council at its sole discretion acting reasonably and in good faith reserves the right to abandon the procurement at any stage prior to contract award.

As part of a commitment to transparency the council is now publishing all spend over 500 GBP each month. This includes spend on contracts, so the successful contractor should expect details of spend against the contract to appear on the council website The council is also committed to publishing tender and contract documentation after contract award stage.

Commercially sensitive information will be redacted from documentation. What constitutes commercially sensitive information is a matter for the council's sole discretion. However, tenderers will be invited to identify information they consider to be commercially sensitive in their tender return and this will be taken into account in the council forming a view.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: