Supplies - 307770-2019

03/07/2019    S126

United Kingdom-London: Electricity

2019/S 126-307770

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: City of London Corporation
Postal address: Guildhall
Town: London
Postal code: EC2P 2EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2073321065
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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

Power Purchase Agreement for Off-site Renewable Electricity

Reference number: 18/299/FS
II.1.2)Main CPV code
09310000 Electricity
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The City of London Corporation (‘City Corporation’) has committed to sourcing 100 % renewable electricity, with renewable PPAs being an integral part of its energy procurement and sustainability strategies.

The City Corporation is therefore seeking to sign a long-term offsite Power Purchase Agreement (‘PPA’) with an onshore wind farm or solar PV developer in Great Britain (i.e. excluding Northern Ireland). In the interest of creating ‘additionality’, the City Corporation seeks a ‘new’ project, which is not yet fully constructed but that has already been permitted/consented. The City Corporation would consider an operational project as a bridging option only.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 36 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The City of London Corporation (The City) is seeking to enter into an offsite Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a renewable energy project owner and operator (The developer), from which The City purchases all (or an agreed proportion) of the power generated at an agreed fixed price for the duration of the contract, indexed annually to CPI, along with renewable energy benefits.

The project should be new i.e. not yet fully constructed, and it must be built in Great Britain (i.e. excluding Northern Ireland) and should expect to deliver on average c.40-60 GWh per annum with P50 outputs near to 50 GWh preferred. This could be from a single generation asset, several assets, or a proportion of a larger asset. Minimum delivery requirements for project availability and output/performance will be negotiated between The city and the developer.

The contract structure will be a sleeved (‘physical’) PPA, for the supply of onshore wind power or solar power only, with an existing utility supplier providing the sleeving services (The sleeving supplier). The city will also consider ‘firmed’ options where the developer works with a trader/utility to deliver annual or monthly baseload blocks of power.

The developer will supply the power under the PPA to the sleeving supplier on behalf of The City, and will work with the sleeving supplier to facilitate the supply of electricity from the renewable energy project. Also The developer will transfer all environmental attributes (including Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (‘REGOs’)) to the sleeving supplier on behalf of the city at no additional cost (i.e. included within the PPA price).

The term of the PPA will be 10-15 years from the Commercial Operations Date (COD). The first COD acceptance date shall be 1.10.2020.

The ‘Scheduled COD’ is 1.4.2021. The ‘COD Longstop Date’ shall be 1.4.2022, unless the contractor does not provide a Bridging solution (i.e. REGO-backed power at the same PPA price from an operational source), in which case the COD Longstop date shall be the same as the ‘Scheduled COD’, 1.4.2021.

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: 36 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 180
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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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: 2019/S 037-082730
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 05/08/2019
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (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 invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘capitalEsourcing’ ( Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate and registration is free.

The contract duration is expected to be between 10-15 years. The estimated value given at II.2.6) is for the full 15-year duration of the contract. The estimated annual contract value is therefore 2 400 000 GBP.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Cabinet Office
Postal address: 70 Whitehall
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AS
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: