Services - 227331-2019

16/05/2019    S94    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Energy and related services

2019/S 094-227331

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312447676
E-mail: William.MacLean@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

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://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractssecotland.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Framework Agreement for Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies

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

The Scottish Government’s Directorate for Energy and Climate Change (the “Authority”) wish to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement in order to provide the framework public bodies (*Scottish Local Authorities) with a range of advice, support and analysis on heat and energy efficiency.

* Scottish local authority councils constituted under Section 2 of the Local Government, etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

All 32 Scottish Local Authorities.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Government’s Directorate for Energy and Climate Change (the “Authority”) wish to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement in order to provide the framework public bodies (Scottish Local Authorities) with a range of advice, support and analysis on heat and energy efficiency.

This Framework Agreement is being placed by the Scottish Government on behalf of the framework public bodies. The Scottish Government’s Directorate for Energy and Climate Change works to deliver a low carbon society, with sustainable economic growth and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The Scottish Government have consulted on giving local authorities a statutory duty to develop local heat and energy efficiency strategies. This requirement arises from the energy efficient Scotland route map (published on 2.5.2018).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price - Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial 24 month contract with option to extend for a further 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Potential bidder were alerted to this opportunity previously via a Prior Information Notice (PIN) issued by the Scottish Government on 28.11.2018 PIN No. NOV338474.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Statement for 4B.4:

Bidders must demonstrate a current ratio of no less than 0.9 current ratio will be calculated as follows: Net current assets divided by net current liabilities.

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

Bidders who do not comply with the above financial requirements but are part of a group, can provide a parent guarantee if the parent company satisfies the financial requirements stipulated above.

Statement for 4B.5

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of insurance indicated below.

Employer's (compulsory) liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

Public liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

Professional indemnity insurance = 500 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 32
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2018/S 231-527875
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/06/2019
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 17/06/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Glasgow

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The PCS-Tender Project Code is 13587

Service type not suited to Lotting.

ESPD will be scored on a pass/fail basis.

Question scoring methodology for award criteria outlined in invitation to tender:

0 = Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 = Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains

insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 = Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 = Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details

On how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 = Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

Bidders must complete the ESPD (Scotland) to demonstrate adherence to the exclusion and selection criteria for this procurement. If there are named subcontractors/technicians upon which the bidder will rely to meet the selection criteria, these named parties must complete and reattach the ESPD supplier response form attached to ESPD questions 2C.1.1 (Technicians) and 2D.1.2 (Sub-contractors) on PCS-T.

These parties must complete the first 3 sections of the ESPD form, as well as any part of the Section 4 selection criteria that the main bidder will rely upon the parties to fulfil. If parties have not yet been identified, this information may be required at a later date. Scottish Government reserves the right to request this information from relevant parties upon whom the main bidder will rely to fulfil selection criteria.

4C.10 Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to sub-contract and if so, for what proportion of the contract.

Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 13587.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 13587. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:582604)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312447676
E-mail: william.maclean@gov.scot

Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/05/2019