Services - 263471-2020

05/06/2020    S108

United Kingdom-Stornoway: Energy and related services

2020/S 108-263471

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Postal address: Council Offices, Sandwick Road
Town: Stornoway
NUTS code: UKM64 Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)
Postal code: HS1 2BW
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1851600501
Fax: +44 1851705349
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Management Services for the HEEPS Scheme in the Western Isles

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71314000 Energy and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The delivery of the Home Energy Efficiency Programme: Area Based Schemes (HEEPS:ABS) for 2020/21

This scheme delivers energy efficiency works to private houses to help reduce fuel costs and address fuel poverty issues.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 92 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71314000 Energy and related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM64 Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)
Main site or place of performance:

Western Isles Area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The delivery of the Home Energy Efficiency Programme: Area Based Schemes (HEEPS:ABS) for the period 2020/21.

This scheme delivers energy efficiency works to private houses to help reduce fuel costs and address fuel poverty issues.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

Value of the contract is under the EU threshold.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Tighean Innse Gall
Postal address: 41a Point Street, Stornoway
Town: Isle of Lewis
NUTS code: UKM64 Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)
Postal code: HS1 2XF
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1851706121
Fax: +44 1851702425
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 85 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Comhairle is looking to appoint Tighean Innse Gall as the managing agent to deliver the Scottish Government’s Area Based Schemes, in the transition period between Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) and the new Energy Efficient Scotland (EES), throughout the Outer Hebrides for the period 2020/21 for the following reasons;

TIG has:

— extensive experience of managing and delivering Scottish Government programmes of energy efficiency measures to private sector houses in a remote rural area;

— successfully delivered the HEEPS:ABS programme for 7 years and can use this experience to ensure the smooth transition to EES:ABS;

— extensive experience of operating in the Outer Hebrides and an understanding of the distinct geography and culture of the islands;

— a proven track record of delivering energy information and advice;

— the ability to attract Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding to support the EES Area Based Scheme;

— the ability to deliver Area Based Schemes through the EES transition period;

— the ability to prepare appropriate funding bids for the ‘Able to Pay’ and ‘Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies’ aspects of the Transition Programme;

— the ability to complete the programme of works by the end of May 2021;

— the ability to publicise the scheme throughout the Outer Hebrides.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:622484)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Stornoway Sheriff Court
Postal address: 9 Lewis Street
Town: Stornoway
Postal code: HS1 2JF
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This authority will allow a 10 day standstill period from the date of publication of this notice before entering into the contract. This period allows economic operators to challenge this award.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: