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Services - 73713-2020

13/02/2020    S31

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Building-inspection services

2020/S 031-073713

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: Association of North East Councils Limited trading as NEPO (Central Purchasing Body)
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kadie Boon
Telephone: +44 7585986231
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NEPO305 Energy Performance of Buildings Inspections

Reference number: NEPO305
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71315400 Building-inspection services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

NEPO seeks to procure a framework agreement for NEPO305 energy performance of buildings inspections. The purpose of this PIN is to provide prior information to the market on the intentions of NEPO to procure such a framework agreement. This notice also provides an open invite to market consultation sessions.

NEPO intend to hold market consultation sessions, via conference call appointments, with suppliers prior to this procurement project. The market consultation calls are advertised openly using this notice. Conference call appointments are limited to 1 hour and will be secured on a first come, first served basis by visiting Further Information regarding the appointments are included in this link. Attendance at market consultation is optional and attendance does not provide a supplier an advantage in any manner. Attendance does not constitute a supplier's intention to tender.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71315410 Inspection of ventilation system
71631300 Technical building-inspection services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NEPO seeks to procure a framework agreement for NEPO305 energy performance of buildings inspections. The current contract includes the supply of domestic and commercial EPC's, display energy certificates and air conditioning reports.

Further information regarding the framework agreement scope and size will be provided in the contract notice.

II.2.14)Additional information
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:

NEPO is a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO members. A list of member organisations is available in the about section of the NEPO website at:

This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO associate members. Current associate members are listed in the associate member section of the NEPO website at:

NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all contracting authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to government departments and their agencies, non-departmental public bodies, central government, NHS bodies, local authorities, emergency services, coastguard emergency services, educational establishments, registered social landlords and registered charities who have a need to purchase the above services.

Please see the following websites for further details:

A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:

Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance.

Further information can be found at:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: