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United Kingdom-Cambridge: Energy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/
Main address: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/
Main address: https://www.fenland.gov.uk/
Main address: https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/
Main address: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
Cambridgeshire Local Authorities — Energy Services and Project Delivery Contract
The contracting authority is seeking a contractor to design and deliver energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and storage projects across all of its asset types (schools, office buildings, rural estate, transport assets, waste assets, housing, etc). This will include building energy efficiency projects, utility scale generation and storage projects and district heating schemes. There is a strong emphasis on both carbon reduction, in order to support progress towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and revenue generating opportunities. Further detail on scope is provided in the ITT.
The contracting authority is interested in securing a partner to design and deliver energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and storage projects across all of its asset types (schools, office buildings, rural estate, transport assets, waste assets, housing, etc.), irrespective of whether they are within its administrative boundaries,. The service provider may take a consortium approach if it does not have access to all the relevant expertise within its own organisation.
The contracting authority has experience of working with Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) since 2014. CCC has invested over GBP 21 million in EPCs to date, with pipeline investments totalling a further GBP 56 million. The ambition for this procurement is greater than ever as CCC and other local authorities have declared Climate Emergencies. CCC has published a climate change and environment strategy including targets for reducing energy consumption of CCC’s building stock, replacing heating in CCC owned and operated buildings with low carbon heating by 2025 and reducing indirect emissions by 50.4 % by 2030.
We need to partner with a team of skilled and imaginative engineers and commercial managers that can develop new business models for projects. That team must be supported by senior managers willing to take risk and bring a culture of innovation and change.
The successful contractor must provide a full range of engineering design, project management, construction health and safety, energy market commercial and measurement and verification skills with appropriate qualifications and registrations. Tenders will be required to provide CVs for the project team demonstrating the relevant experience and qualifications.
The contractor will be required to provide energy performance contracts for the majority of projects called off under the framework i.e. they will be required to guarantee energy savings/generation and back this up with a Parent Company Guarantee or Performance Bond. In addition to reducing its direct carbon emissions Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to reducing its indirect carbon emissions by 50.4 % by 2030 relative to a 2018 baseline. The contractor will be required to demonstrate carbon emissions reductions in their operation and supply chain consistent with this trajectory. Where this is not achieved they will be required to offset emissions to compensate for the shortfall.
The contract may be renewed at the discretion of the contracting authority.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This Framework is open for use by:
• Cambridgeshire County Council,
• Cambridge City Council,
• Fenland District Council,
• Huntingdonshire District Council,
• South Cambridgeshire District Council.
By way of access agreement this framework is also open to new customers in England seeking to utilise the framework on an independent third party basis including:
• any city, district, borough or other local authority;
• any school, academy, university or other educational establishment; and
• any Public Body outlined in either Part I or Part II of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) Order 1972. Details of these can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1972/853/made
Parish councils and community land trusts may use the framework either by way of an access agreement or by a contracting authority calling off work on their behalf.
The contracting authority will levy access fees (as a percentage of contract value) from those joining by way of access agreements.
The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.