United Kingdom-Belfast: Installation services of electricity distribution equipment
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.nienetworks.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
Looped Service Replacement
The Contracting entity seeks to procure the services of a suitably competent Economic operator to carry out full turnkey replacement of Looped services (where 2 properties share a single electricity service cable) to customers’ properties. This will include assessing the requirements of each location by meeting with each customer at their property, planning and executing all works associated with the replacement of the looped service. In accordance with the Contracting entity’s regulatory investment plans the Economic operator is required to carry out the least cost, technically acceptable works to deliver the replacement of services associated with existing looped services. Providing a high level of customer engagement and an excellent customer experience is key to delivering this programme of works.
Throughout Northern Ireland.
The framework agreement will require full turnkey delivery for the replacement of identified Looped services comprising of the following service areas:
— Liaising with NIE networks to ascertain work locations (NIE Networks will provide the information to the successful contractor of where looped services exist),
— Full customer management including agreement of programmed works at each customer property and the management of customer information fully in compliance with General data protection regulations,
— Full site inspection and job planning detailing agreed works to be carried out at each property,
— End to end management and execution of all the following work activities at each customer property as required:
—— Civil works.
—— Excavation and reinstatement.
—— Building works.
—— Electrical work activities.
—— Cable jointing activities.
— Complete customer feedback surveys as part of the works at all locations,
— Develop and update records database to provide traceability for all work locations,
— Photographic evidence of the asset before and after works, with a hyperlink to the database,
— Report regular progress to NIE Networks’ contracts manager on formally on a monthly basis,
— Carry out joint inspections of works as requested by the Contract manager.
The framework agreement will be for a period of 5 years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the Contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional period of up to 2 years, with a total potential duration of 7 years. The Schedule of rates applicable under any extended period will be subject to agreement between the Contracting entity and the Economic operator that is a party to the relevant framework agreement.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework agreements is communicated to all Economic operators. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful Economic operators to challenge the award decision before the framework agreements are entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 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).