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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
256_16 Highway Electrical Connections provided by Independent Connection Providers.
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.
Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works) provided by Independent Connection Providers.
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
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.
Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works) and Privately owned networks, and Minor Installation Works provided by Independent Connection Providers.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
All suppliers must be accredited under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) presently operated by Lloyds Register.
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
Section VI: Complementary 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: email@example.com or telephone. +44 1670597136.
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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.