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United Kingdom-South Shields: District-heating mains construction work
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Viking Energy Network, Jarrow (VENJ)
South Tyneside Council wishes to establish a district energy network in Jarrow. The Viking Energy Network Jarrow (VENJ) project will extract low grade heat from the River Tyne at Jarrow Staithes and utilise heat pump technology to distribute low carbon heat to a district energy network in Jarrow. The energy network will provide heat and power to public sector customers. It will decrease the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels for heating in Jarrow in order to contribute to national level renewable energy, energy efficiency and CO2 targets and will establish South Tyneside Council as a leader of innovation in the area of climate change.
The Council reserves the right to award the contract through a wholly owned subsidiary or to novate the contract to such a subsidiary if it is appropriate to do so in order to facilitate the operation of the scheme.
Suppliers will be required to express interest in this opportunity on the NEPO ProContract system. If not already registered on ProContract please register at the following link: https://procontract.due-north.com. Suppliers will then be granted access to the tender documentation. Please note that registering on ProContract and expressing interest does not mean that you have bid for the tender — once the above steps are complete you will be required to complete and submit the pre-qualification questionnaire.
The draft tender documentation is available on ProContract — this is for information purposes only at this stage, and the final documentation will be released to the shortlisted bidders following evaluation of the returned pre-qualification questionnaires. Details of an earlier market engagement event are also included with the documentation for information purposes.
The project is partly funded by a ERDF award.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
Any review proceedings should be promptly brought to the attention of the South Tyneside Council Head of Legal Services at Town Hall and Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields NE33 2RL and will be dealt within accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘PCR 2015’). Any review proceedings must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including, without limitation, PCR 2015. In accordance with PCR 2015, the Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.