Services - 221829-2016

30/06/2016    S124

United Kingdom-Leicester: Street-lighting maintenance services

2016/S 124-221829

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
NUTS code: UKF22 Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Katarina Horakova
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
Telephone: +44 1162657853
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.espo.org
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=be8d02cc-ce12-e611-8112-000c29c9ba21&p=527b4bbd-5c58-e511-80ef-000c29c9ba21
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: local authority services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

256_16 Highway Electrical Connections provided by Independent Connection Providers.

Reference number: 256_16
II.1.2)Main CPV code
50232100 Street-lighting maintenance services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

A national framework agreement for the provision of highway electrical connections on DNO networks (i.e. contestable works under Competition in Connection launched by Ofgem) and private cables. The framework will also cover minor installation works and fault finding on private cables. All suppliers must be accredited under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) presently operated by Lloyds Register. The requirement is split into 2 lots. Tenders can be submitted for 1 or both lots.

The framework does not cover Northern Ireland.

To tender: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org (b) Register; (c) Search for tender opportunity ‘256_16’; d) Express an interest; (e) Download the tender from the website.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works) provided by Independent Connection Providers.

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
50232100 Street-lighting maintenance services
34928500 Street-lighting equipment
45233139 Highway maintenance work
45316100 Installation of outdoor illumination equipment
45316110 Installation of road lighting equipment
45316211 Installation of illuminated road signs
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 is for Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works) provided by Independent Connection Providers.

As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Framework Agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK (excluding Northern Ireland): Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies and Local Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire and Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; any Public Body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 16 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2016
End: 31/08/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will have the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. The total estimated values stated in Section II.1.5) include the option period.

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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works) and Privately owned networks, and Minor Installation Works provided by Independent Connection Providers.

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
50232100 Street-lighting maintenance services
34928500 Street-lighting equipment
45233139 Highway maintenance work
45316100 Installation of outdoor illumination equipment
45316110 Installation of road lighting equipment
45316211 Installation of illuminated road signs
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works) and Privately owned networks, and Minor Installation Works provided by Independent Connection Providers.

As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Framework Agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK (excluding Northern Ireland): Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies and Local Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire and Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; any Public Body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 24 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2016
End: 31/08/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will have the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. The total estimated values stated in Section II.1.5) include the option period.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

All suppliers must be accredited under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) presently operated by Lloyds Register.

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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

This contract will operate ongoing contract monitoring procedures following award, to ensure financial stability requirements are maintained. Credit rating checks will be carried out on a regular basis, using the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Limited. Any changes will be assessed (compared with a baseline credit rating score obtained at contract award stage) and significant changes or sustained degradation will be investigated.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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 several operators
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: 2016/S 089-158254
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/07/2016
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 27/07/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call-off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.

Tenderers should also note that final submissions must be made only via the ‘East Midlands Tenders’ E-tendering portal, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded.

All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the portal. Please ensure you are able to download all files after accessing the portal.

If you have any query regarding the content or require further information, please use the discussion tools provided within the website. If you experience any problems with registration or expression of interest, please refer any queries on Portal operation to: support@due-north.com or telephone. +44 1670597136.

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VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/06/2016