United Kingdom-London: Hydrogen
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: https://tfl.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://tfl.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Tfl_scp_001600 — Hydrogen Refuelling Station
The Contracting Authority London Bus Services Limited is looking for one supplier. The scope of this procurement includes:
1. The design, build, supply, install, test, commission and maintenance of a Hydrogen refuelling station (HRS).
2. Conducting all site enablement works to ensure ease of access to site, including surveys, design and build of the HRS.
3. Supplying fuel for a minimum of twenty hydrogen buses at a similar fill rate and cost as with diesel as they enter operational service in late 2019 for the duration of the contract.
4. Storing sufficient fuel safety stock at the site to ensure a high level of resilience is achieved with a 99.9 % availability, five minute fill time during the daily eight hour refuelling window.
Please note that heads of terms, leases and other legal property documents will also be required to be entered into with LBSL because the HRS will be built and operated on land that is not owned by TfL. Please see tender documentation for details.
The Hydrogen refuelling station site is located at Perivale, West London, at the same location as the hydrogen buses and other buses, where it is to be used for daily refuelling.
The programme is part of a developing UK, European and international movement expanding use of low emission technology for transport. The introduction of this new hydrogen refuelling facility and the supply of hydrogen for the buses in London is critical to this programme. Consequently, this procurement is a major new opportunity for a supplier to contribute towards the zero emission future for London and across Europe.
The Contracting Authority plans to award a single contract package to a supplier that will:
1) Generate all (100 %) of the hydrogen off site and deliver it to the HRS (or compliant variant bid, see below);
2) Design and build the HRS that will dispense hydrogen daily to 2 buses concurrently at a rate of up to 12 buses per hour, with a duration of less than 5 minutes refuelling time per bus;
3) For resilience, store sufficient safety stocks of hydrogen at the site as specified or have capability to provide hydrogen from elsewhere in the case of fuel supply failure, power supply energy failure, equipment breakdown or maintenance;
4) Maintain all equipment and systems according to manufacturer’s specification;
5) Train the bus operator's equipment users; and
6) Decommission the Hydrogen refuelling station at the end of 10 years supply (or after up to 15 years if the contract is extended).
In summary, the procurement is for a Hydrogen refuelling station at Perivale with a delivered service for design, installation, supply and maintenance that provides daily hydrogen fuel including storage capacity for a minimum of 20 buses, i.e. 17 minimum in operation per day.
In response to this notice for the HRS we require a standard bid from all Bidders.
A standard bid is defined as a bid that proposes a, one hundred percent (100 %) delivered-only regular hydrogen supply to the site to dispense fuel the buses, and this must be ready for use by the bus operator (Metroline) at the latest within 12 months of the contract award date and in accordance with the other requirements in the procurement documents.
You may, if you wish to, submit a variant bid, but you are under no compulsion to do so.
If you do not submit a compliant standard bid, then your variant bid will not be considered. Furthermore only compliant variant bids will be considered.
In the case of submitting a variant bid, the requirements are as set out in the procurement documents. TfL reserves the right to amend these requirements as it sees fit.
Other information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met are:
To express an interest in this procurement, the supplier needs to be registered on procontract as stated in Section I.3. To register or to check if you are already registered log on to https://procontract.due-north.com
It is important that suppliers read the instructions carefully on the home page before proceeding with registration. To be considered for this opportunity the company must first complete the supplier Selection Questionnaire Parts 1, 2 and 3 (eligibility criteria) as a condition of participation. A supplier guidance document is attached within the ‘opportunity documents’ section, this will give instructions to facilitate the submission. If you require any further assistance please communicate with contact person in Section I.1 using the procontract portal only.
Detailed in the SSQ documents.
The contract will be awarded for an initial 10 years with an option to extend for a further 5 years in 1 year increments. The estimated value stated in II.2.6 includes the full extension of 5 years.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to withdraw from/amend the procurement process and may award a Contract/s in whole, part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice. The Contracting Authority will not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by economic operators in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Details will be provided in the Invitation to tender documentation.
A Parent company guarantee or Bank guarantee or equivalent will be required.
A Performance bond will be required.
Details are provided in the tender documentation. Payment in pounds sterling will normally be made by means of electronic funds transfer.
No specific form is required for bidding but the Contracting Authority will require to contract with one legal entity. In the event of submission of a bidder relying on other entities within "a group" or a consortium of bodies each member of the group or consortium may be jointly and severally liable for performance of the Contract. The Contracting Authority shall require a single entity to act as Principal contractor and Principal designer in accordance with the Supplier Selection Questionnaire.
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions as stated in the tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Internet address: HTTPS://TFL.GOV.UK
TfL will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful bidders to lodge an appeal regarding the award decision before any contract is entered into.