Services - 224104-2016

01/07/2016    S125    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Environmental auditing

2016/S 125-224104

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Environment Agency
Horizon House, Deanery Road
For the attention of: Simms Alicia
BS1 5AH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2030254048
E-mail: alicia.simms@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Address of the buyer profile: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Environment
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Climate Change and Trading Regulatory Services Framework (CCTRS).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Environment Agency are appointed administrators of the Climate Change Agreement Regulations (CCA) 2012, which came into force on 1.10.2012. The Climate Change Trading Regulatory Services (CCTRS) team comprises of Climate change Agreements (CCA's), The CRC Energy Efficiency scheme (CRC), EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS) and Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). This framework is mainly for supporting the Administrator to deliver its requirements under the CCA and ESOS schemes but with the flexibility to contribute to audits under CRC and EUETS where appropriate.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 1 500 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90714000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Provide technical advice and guidance on operating the CCA Scheme to the customers (Sector associations and their consultants) the Administrator and Department of Energy and Climate Change
1)Short description:
Lot 1A Services — The sector associations vary in their expertise and some need more support than others. They also vary in the complexity of their agreements and the range of CCA rules and guidance with which they must comply. Some use consultants, who may require support on the sectors behalf. You will need experience dealing with a wide range of the sectors covered by CCAs and be able to have the detailed conversations required with them. In some cases detailed review to set precedents or redefine the rules and intent may be required.
You will need to provide technical advice to the sector associations and/or their consultants to create and maintain Umbrella agreements and Underlying agreements for the sectors operators and related technical issues.
Lot 1B services — Technical advice and support to the administrator and DECC on technical aspects of customer related compliance.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000

5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Technical auditing of compliance across Climate Change Trading and Regulatory Services (CCTRS)
1)Short description:
We will require you to provide CCTRS audits mainly for CCA and ESOS, however we may require CRC audits and would like to maintain the flexibility to include EUETS if required. A high level of knowledge of these schemes and their regulations is essential. You will need experience working with sector organisations and the ability to have the required conversations with them. You may also pick up new regime responsibilities which could be specified at point of delivery.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90714000

5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28.6.2016