Supplies - 195842-2021

20/04/2021    S76

United Kingdom-Coleraine: Electricity

2021/S 076-195842

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of Ulster
National registration number: NIC100166
Postal address: Room X031, Cromore Rd
Town: Coleraine
NUTS code: UKN Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT52 1SA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lynn McNeill
Telephone: +44 70123051
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Supply of Electricity to all Ulster University Campuses

Reference number: Project Code_25935
II.1.2)Main CPV code
09310000 Electricity
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Supply of electricity to all Ulster University campuses.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 2 379 498.45 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN Northern Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

All Ulster University Campuses (Belfast, Jordanstown, Magee and Coleraine).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of electricity to all Ulster University Campuses

This tender is for the supply of electricity to Ulster University sites with an aggregated annual usage of approximately 13.1 GWh. The contract duration is a 24-month period starting 1 January 2021, with the option of a further 12-month extension. Ulster University is seeking flexible supply offers for HV and MV sites, as well as offers for non-interval metered LV sites which will be accepted on a fixed energy price basis for the duration of the supply period.

Tendering is conditional on holding a current licence to supply electricity in Northern Ireland and having entered into appropriate ISEM and use of system agreements. Proof of licence will be required. Candidate organisations for supply licences may make a tender return however evidence of application of licence to NIAUR will be required within their tender return and actual licence award will be required not later than 21 days prior to contract award or at the pre-award meeting, whichever is earliest.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Supply Licences / Weighting: 9
Quality criterion - Name: Tolerance / Weighting: 1
Quality criterion - Name: Availability of consumption data / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Renewable power / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Unbundled split vat billing / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Free contract admin / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Financial commitments / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Reforecasting / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Carbon costing / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: GDPR / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Quality criterion - Name: Sustainability awareness / Weighting: Pass/Fail
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 90
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 202-492050
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract


Supply of Electricity to all Ulster University Campuses

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: SSE Airtricity Energy Supply NI
National registration number: NI 041956
Postal address: 3rd Floor Millenium, 19-25 Great Victoria Street
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UKN Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT2 7AQ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 2 379 498.45 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of Justice in NI
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT1 3JY
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The University incorporated a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on award of the contract was communicated to all tenderers. The standstill period provided time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract was entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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 (Northern Ireland).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: