Services - 360651-2020

30/07/2020    S146

United Kingdom-Leicester: Street-lighting maintenance services

2020/S 146-360651

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
NUTS code: UKF21 Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Place and Environment Procurement Team
E-mail: tenders@espo.org

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.espo.org

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

256_16 Highway Electrical Connections Provided by Independent Connection Providers

Reference number: 256_16
II.1.2)Main CPV code
50232100 Street-lighting maintenance services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34928500 Street-lighting equipment
45233139 Highway maintenance work
45316100 Installation of outdoor illumination equipment
45316110 Installation of road lighting equipment
45316211 Installation of illuminated road signs
50232100 Street-lighting maintenance services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

A national framework agreement for the provision of highway electrical connections on DNO networks (i.e.contestable works under competition in connection launched by Ofgem) and private cables. The framework will also cover minor installation works and fault finding on private cables. All suppliers must be accredited under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) presently operated by Lloyds Register. The requirement is split into 2 lots. Tenders can be submitted for 1 or both lots.

The framework does not cover Northern Ireland. An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call-off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the framework agreement.

Lot 1: Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works).

Lot 2: Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works) and Privately owned networks and Minor Installation Works.

As a central purchasing body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, the framework agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK (excluding Northern Ireland): local authority councils; educational establishments (including academies); central government departments and agencies and local government departments and agencies; police, fire and rescue and coastguard emergency services; NHS and HSC bodies, including ambulance services; registered charities; registered social landlords; any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Start: 07/09/2016
End: 31/08/2020
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 195-351522

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 256_16
Title:

256_16 Highway Electrical Connections provided by Independent Connection Providers

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
07/09/2016
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Cable Test Ltd
Postal address: Hare Hall Farm 5 Hanging Hill Lane
Town: Brentwood
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Postal code: CM13 2HY
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Centre Great Ltd
Postal address: Unit 11-12 Wyndham Close Brackla Industrial Estate
Town: Bridgend
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: CF31 2AD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Electrical Testing Ltd
Postal address: Acle Bridge Acle
Town: Norwich
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk
Postal code: NR13 3AT
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: EON Energy Solutions Ltd
Postal address: Unit A Moorcroft Park Patent Drive
Town: Wednesbury
NUTS code: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
Postal code: WS10 7XD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Jones Lighting Ltd
Postal address: Suites 6-8 Hamilton House Leyland Business Park Centurion Way
Town: Farington
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: PR25 3GR
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Linbrooke Services Ltd
Postal address: Unit 2-4 Sheffield Business Park Churchill Way
Town: Chapeltown
NUTS code: UKE32 Sheffield
Postal code: S35 2PY
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Volker Highways Ltd
Postal address: Hertford Road
Town: Hoddesdon
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Postal code: EN11 9BX
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 40 000 000.00 GBP

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Court of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Information on deadlines(s) for review procedures can be found in Part 3, Chapter 6 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/07/2020

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
50232100 Street-lighting maintenance services
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34928500 Street-lighting equipment
45233139 Highway maintenance work
45316100 Installation of outdoor illumination equipment
45316110 Installation of road lighting equipment
45316211 Installation of illuminated road signs
50232100 Street-lighting maintenance services
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

A national framework agreement for the provision of highway electrical connections on DNO networks (i.e.contestable works under Competition in Connection launched by Ofgem) and private cables. The framework will also cover minor installation works and fault finding on private cables. All suppliers must be accredited under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) presently operated by Lloyds Register. The requirement is split into 2 lots. Tenders can be submitted for 1 or both lots.

The framework does not cover Northern Ireland. An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call-off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.

Lot 1: Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works).

Lot 2: Highway Electrical Connections on DNO/IDNOs networks (Contestable Works) and Privately owned networks, and Minor Installation Works.

As a central purchasing body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, the framework agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK (excluding Northern Ireland): local authority councils; educational establishments (including academies); central government departments and agencies and local government departments and agencies; police, fire and rescue and coastguard emergency Services; NHS and HSC bodies, including ambulance services; registered charities; registered social landlords; any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal.

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Start: 07/09/2016
End: 31/10/2020
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

For the justification please refer to Section VII.2) Information about modifications.

VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 40 000 000.00 GBP
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Cable Test Ltd
Postal address: Hare Hall Farm 5 Hanging Hill Lane
Town: Brentwood
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Postal code: CM13 2HY
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Centre Great Ltd
Postal address: Unit 11-12 Wyndham Close Brackla Industrial Estate
Town: Bridgend
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: CF31 2AD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Electrical Testing Ltd
Postal address: Acle Bridge Acle
Town: Norwich
NUTS code: UKH15 Norwich and East Norfolk
Postal code: NR13 3AT
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: EON Energy Solutions Ltd
Postal address: Unit A Moorcroft Park Patent Drive
Town: Wednesbury
NUTS code: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
Postal code: WS10 7XD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Jones Lighting Ltd
Postal address: Suites 6-8 Hamilton House Leyland Business Park Centurion Way
Town: Farington
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: PR25 3GR
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Linbrooke Services Ltd
Postal address: Unit 2-4 Sheffield Business Park Churchill Way
Town: Chapeltown
NUTS code: UKE32 Sheffield
Postal code: S35 2PY
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Volker Highways Ltd
Postal address: Hertford Road
Town: Hoddesdon
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Postal code: EN11 9BX
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

The framework has been extended beyond the maximum 4 year term to 31 October 2020.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for modification brought about by circumstances which a diligent contracting authority/entity could not foresee (Art. 43(1)(c) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(c) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(c) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the circumstances which rendered the modification necessary and explanation of the unforeseen nature of these circumstances:

A replacement framework was due to commence on 1 September 2020. Procurement process for the replacement framework was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. There was a requirement to conduct in depth stakeholder engagement due to the complex nature of the framework specification. This stakeholder engagement was subsequently delayed due to the impact of the pandemic. This led to their inability to tender on the basis of the originally allotted timescales. Public bodies are still required to do connections and fault finding so this framework is deemed as essential. Customers will likely seek to make purchases via the framework during the period that is sought to be extended. ESPO could not have foreseen the circumstances that have arisen due to the Covid-19 pandemic and brought about the need for this extension. The nature of the framework remains exactly the same in terms of scope of services, and terms and conditions of service (other than its term).

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP