Services - 292408-2015

19/08/2015    S159    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Electric vehicles

2015/S 159-292408

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Transport Scotland
6th Floor, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): EV Infrastructure Team
For the attention of: Callum Donnelly
G4 0HF Glasgow
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412727103

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Other: Transport
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
ChargePlace Scotland — Charge Point Network Operator.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Following a period of funding from both the UK and Scottish Governments, the electric vehicle network in Scotland now consists of over 500 publicly available charge points across the mainland and islands.
Transport Scotland are shortly to undertake a public procurement process to appoint a new charge point network operator (CPNO) for the management of the publicly available electric vehicle charging network, known as ChargePlace Scotland. The CPNO will be expected to provide the following basic requirements:
— provision and operation of a robust and reliable charge point management system, compatible with all types of charge point currently installed on the ChargePlace Scotland network;
— provision and operation of a fully staffed 24/7 customer service facility;
— provision and operation of a publically accessible website, providing an interactive, real time mapping system of the ChargePlace Scotland network;
— provision of a reliable and efficient communications strategy to inform users of the status of the network, and to promote the benefits of the network and electro-mobility to the general public.
Transport Scotland therefore wish to engage with existing CPNOs and other interested parties to understand the current market and the future development of charge point management systems and network operations.
Further information on the scope of services Transport Scotland wish to procure shall be provided by way of a forthcoming information day, to be held at Transport Scotland's offices in Glasgow at 10:00 on Thursday 3.9.2015.
The intention of the information day is to enable potential operators both to better understand the scope of services required by Transport Scotland, and to enable transport Scotland to better understand the current market and future development of charge point management systems and network operations, such that a productive procurement competition can be achieved.
Interested parties are requested to contact Transport Scotland to confirm their attendance prior to the event. Transport Scotland may, at its sole discretion, enter into further discussions with respondents and attendees.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34144900, 31158000, 31610000, 45310000, 50230000, 50532000, 51100000, 30162000, 79342300, 72000000, 72253000, 71311200, 63712000, 09310000, 31000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Should you wish to attend the User Information Day, in order to ensure the necessary space, please confirm your attendance (and any additional attendees) via email to no later than 17:00 on Thursday 27.8.2015. Further details of the event will be provided following your confirmation of attendance. As part of your email please provide a single point of contact for your organisation. If you have any queries please contact

Transport Scotland will conduct the proposed procurement process on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. In the event of a contract award, the contract will be entered into between the Scottish Ministers and the successful tenderer.
Transport Scotland will manage this process in an open and transparent manner to maximise the possible benefits. Participation or non-participation at this event will not preclude suppliers or advantage/disadvantage any supplier's ability to participate in any future procurement activity.
Direct or indirect canvassing of any Transport Scotland official concerning this requirement, or any attempt to procure information from any Transport Scotland official concerning this PIN outside of the formal process described in this document may result in the disqualification of the supplier from consideration of any future procurement activity.
No information contained in this document or in any communication made between Transport Scotland and any supplier in connection with this shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement or representation that any contract shall be offered in accordance with this PIN.
Transport Scotland and the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs however incurred by those attending the information day, attendance at subsequent meetings, or involvement in the procurement competition.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details of remuneration and payment mechanisms will be provided in future documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
(SC Ref:409857).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: