Services - 227257-2019

16/05/2019    S94    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Coventry: Energy and related services

2019/S 094-227257

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Severn Trent Water Ltd
Severn Trent Centre, 2 St John's Street
Coventry
CV1 2LZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: Bethany.Ridge@severntrent.co.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.stwater.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://severntrent.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Water and waste treatment
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Water and waste treatment

Section II: Object

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

Flexible Energy Services Soft Market Test

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71314000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of the soft market testing is in 2 parts. First part, is to understand commercially available products and services within the flexible energy services market. The second objective is to share, with the supplier market the strategy for a flexible energy services solution tender. In this respect, STW and HD are seeking feedback and are looking to understand on how receptive the market is to our approach. Example tender documents will be shared as part of this briefing pack.

We request that participants consider the following:

1) Solutions should be deliverable now with no further development required;

2) We want to look at solutions for the full suite of our asset base from large urban sites to small rural applications.

Please refer to VI.3) Additional Information section for the full description.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
09300000
09330000
09332000
24111600
31120000
31121000
31121300
31121330
31122000
31440000
45251160
51142000
65400000
71314200
71314300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Flexible Energy Services Soft Market Test.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
29/05/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Severn Trent is inviting companies to come forward with new ideas that will help to reduce its energy costs in the future. After people, the waste and water company’s biggest expense is energy, which is why it is seeking innovative solutions from other companies, which can make a real difference.

Severn Trent, which serves eight million people across the Midlands and mid-Wales, currently uses around 900 GWh (gigawatt hours) of electricity every year which equates to a bill of around 100 000 000 GBP. Despite being on-track to be 50 % self-sufficient from its own renewable energy sources by 2020, including anaerobic digestion, solar, crop digestion, hydro, wind and food waste, the company feels more can be done. It is hoped that harnessing new flexible energy solutions will help Severn Trent to become more efficient with its energy, which will ultimately drive down bills for customers in the process.

As part of this process, Severn Trent is also aiming to get feedback on its procurement strategy, so that it can ensure it remains relevant and appropriate for the energy market.

Companies coming forward with new ways to help Severn Trent be more innovative with its energy usage are asked to focus on the following areas;

— opportunities to use hydrogen and biomethane, including vehicles and power generation,

— alternatives to traditional diesel standby power resilience,

— energy flexibility and control solutions,

— innovative use of waste heat,

— low-head in-pipe hydro generation,

— solutions for storage and balancing of surplus on-site generation.

The purpose of the soft market testing is in 2 parts. First part, is to understand what products and services within the flexible energy services market are first to market and commercially available. The second objective is to share, with the supplier market the strategy for a flexible energy services solution tender. In this respect, STW and HD are seeking feedback and are looking to understand on how receptive the market is to our approach. Example tender documents will be shared as part of this briefing pack.

We request that participants consider the following:

1) Solutions should be deliverable now with no further development required;

2) We want to look at solutions for the full suite of our asset base from large urban sites to small rural applications.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/05/2019