Servicios - 278574-2019

14/06/2019    S113

United Kingdom-Solihull: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2019/S 113-278574

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Xoserve Ltd
Postal address: Lansdowne Gate, 65 New Road
Town: Solihull
NUTS code: UKG32 Solihull
Postal code: B91 3DL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Paula Bodley
Telephone: +44 1216232366
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Other activity: Provision of Central Data Services to GB Gas Industry

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Expert Advice and Analysis to the GB Gas Industry on Unidentified Gas

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of expert advice and analysis to the GB gas industry on unidentified gas.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
72316000 Data analysis services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG32 Solihull
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We are the central provider of critical services to gas shippers, transporters and suppliers to support the reliable and efficient operation of Britain’s gas market.

The procurement is for a GB Gas Industry role of ‘Allocation of Unidentified Gas Expert’.

The objective of the role is to provide an annual service to the GB gas industry which determines a fair and equitable apportionment of unidentified gas across the different classes and categories of gas consumption points, in a cost effective manner.

Unidentified gas is gas which has been delivered to the gas distribution networks but which cannot be directly attributed to a particular gas consumption point. An initial quantity of unidentified gas is calculated each day for each of 18 Local Distribution Zones (subdivisions of the GB gas system) and will be subject to revision over the following months and years, as more information becomes available about gas consumption at individual sites.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

— cost: most advantageous,

— quality: demonstration of a proven approach to ensuring the quality of all interim and final deliverables,

— delivery: ability to meet the annual timetable as specified in the ‘Framework for the Appointment of an Allocation of Unidentified Gas Expert’.

— technical: demonstration of relevant energy industry experience, including operation within a multi-stakeholder environment, plus suitable and relevant responses to questions on innovation of the service,

— professional: demonstration of suitable approaches to assignment management and staff training and supervision, relevant qualifications of proposed project team.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As stated in the procurement documents.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 10/07/2019
Local time: 18:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 31/07/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
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)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Xoserve Ltd
Town: Solihull
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Xoserve Ltd
Town: Solihull
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: