United Kingdom-London: Energy and related services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://tfl.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://tfl.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Warmer Homes Phase 2
The Greater London Authority is currently planning to undertake a procurement to appoint a single multi-disciplinary service provider to take on the delivery of the second phase of the Mayor’s Warmer Homes scheme.
This second phase of Warmer Homes will build on the success of the first phase which has provided a holistic whole house approach to improving the energy efficiency of fuel poor households in the owner occupier sector and, in a pilot phase, to the privately rented sector. It will provide high installation standards to ensure the benefits of retrofits are maximised, vulnerable people are supported sensitively and the supply chain continues to develop.
The London Environment Strategy sets out the Mayor’s vision of making London a zero-carbon city by 2050, whilst at the same time protecting the most disadvantaged Londoners by tackling fuel poverty. This is a stretching ambition given the scale of fuel poverty and the low take-up of energy efficiency measures from those able to pay.
Through Warmer Homes phase two, the mayor is grant funding 4 750 000 GBP of energy efficiency measures for fuel poor homes in London over financial Years 2019/20 to 2020/21. The service provider would also be expected to leverage Energy Company Obligation and funding from boroughs or other sources where possible.
This procurement would:
— appoint a single service provider to provide a delivery mechanism for administration of the grant fund and installation of 4 750 000 GBP of energy efficiency measures over an initial 2 years, and
— nominate this service provider as a ‘trusted contractor’ in London meaning that any Londoner seeking to improve the energy performance of their property would be able to access the same high standards of installation being delivered to fuel poor households.
The proposed contract would run for two (2) years from the contract start date (estimated value of approximately 4 880 000 GBP), with the option of extending for up to a further three (3) years (making the estimated value of the entire contract approximately 13 970 000 GBP).
During the initial 2-year term, the service provider would be expected to deliver:
— support to 1 188 fuel poor households,
— annual fuel bill savings of 134 000 GBP,
— annual CO2 savings of 890 tCO2/yr.
More information on the first phase of Warmer Homes can be found on the GLA website: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/improving-quality/warmer-homes
Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to this notice.
Potential bidders must also note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement.
At this stage there is no guarantee that this PIN will lead to subsequent procurement activities for this requirement. Any procurement will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulation 2015 (or any superseding regulation), and will be carried out electronically using the TfL e-Tendering portal.
TfL will manage this process in an open and transparent manner to maximise the possible benefits.
Submission or non-submission of responses to the questionnaire will not preclude companies or disadvantage/advantage any company’s ability to participate in any future procurement activity.
Direct or indirect canvassing of any GLA or TfL employee or agent by any company concerning this requirement, or any attempt to procure information from any TfL Employee or agent concerning this PIN may result in the disqualification of the company from consideration of any future procurement activity.
Should a procurement exercise follow this PIN, an OJEU Contract Notice will be issued using the TfL e-Tendering portal, ProContract, accessible via the following link:
The questionnaire can be found in V1.3). Additional Information, and all organisations submitting a response to the above questionnaire will be notified via email when the tender opportunity goes live.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Responses must be sent to JasmineMoss@TfL.gov.uk by Thursday 20th June, at 12:00 p.m. (midday) BST.
1) Would your organisation be interested in bidding for this potential contract? Please indicate your level of interest on a scale of 1-5 (1 being not interested; 5 being extremely interested);
2) Please indicate which of the following role(s) your organisation would intend to play:
— lead organisation,
— consortium member,
— other (please describe);
3) Please indicate whether you would have the capacity to deliver, and would be interested in delivering, the specific elements of Warmer Homes listed below.
— accessing ECO funding,
— programme management of fuel poverty schemes,
— customer service,
— supporting vulnerable residents,
— working with the privately rented sector,
— retrofit coordinator,
— installations — energy efficiency measures,
— installations — renewables.