Services - 185498-2020

21/04/2020    S78    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Energy and related services

2020/S 078-185498

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: LGSS on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council
Postal address: Shire Hall, Castle Hill
Town: Cambridge
Postal code: CB3 0AP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Nunn
Telephone: +44 1223699250

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Cambridge City Council
Postal address: PO Box 700
Town: Cambridge
Postal code: CB1 0JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lynn Thomas
Telephone: +44 1223457831

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Fenland District Council
Postal address: Fenland Hall, County Road
Town: March
Postal code: PE15 8NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Robinson-Judd
Telephone: +44 1354622423

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Huntingdonshire District Council
Postal address: Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street
Town: Huntingdon
Postal code: PE29 3TN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mark Houston
Telephone: +44 1480388388

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: South Cambridgeshire District Council
Postal address: South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne
Town: Cambridge
Postal code: CB23 6EA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Alex Snelling-Day
Telephone: +44 7562435547

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Cambridgeshire Local Authorities — Energy Services and Project Delivery Contract

Reference number: DN442146
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71314000 Energy and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 110 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
09000000 Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy
09121200 Mains gas
09123000 Natural gas
09300000 Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
34928500 Street-lighting equipment
34928510 Street-lighting columns
39715000 Water heaters and heating for buildings; plumbing equipment
39717200 Air-conditioning appliances
42000000 Industrial machinery
42122000 Pumps
42160000 Boiler installations
42320000 Waste incinerators
42500000 Cooling and ventilation equipment
44111520 Thermal insulating material
44115220 Heating materials
44622000 Heat-recovery systems
45000000 Construction work
45200000 Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
50000000 Repair and maintenance services
50700000 Repair and maintenance services of building installations
51000000 Installation services (except software)
51100000 Installation services of electrical and mechanical equipment
65000000 Public utilities
65400000 Other sources of energy supplies and distribution
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
71313000 Environmental engineering consultancy services
71314200 Energy-management services
71314300 Energy-efficiency consultancy services
71314310 Heating engineering services for buildings
71315000 Building services
71321200 Heating-system design services
71323100 Electrical power systems design services
79993000 Building and facilities management services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 110 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be renewed at the discretion of the contracting authority.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/06/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/06/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional 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

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: LGSS Procurement
Postal address: One Angel Square, Angel Street
Town: Northampton
Postal code: NN1 1ED
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: