Services - 362119-2020

31/07/2020    S147

United Kingdom-Stockton-on-Tees: Electricity distribution and related services

2020/S 147-362119

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: South Tees Development Corporation
Postal address: Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park
Town: Stockton-on-Tees
NUTS code: UKC12 South Teesside
Postal code: TS17 6QY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southteesdc.com
Telephone: +44 1642408042

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.southteesdc.com

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: South Tees Development Corporation
Postal address: Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park
Town: Stockton-on-Tees
NUTS code: UKC12 South Teesside
Postal code: TS17 6QY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southteesdc.com
Telephone: +44 1642408042

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.southteesdc.com

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: South Tees Development Corporation
Postal address: Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park
Town: Stockton-on-Tees
NUTS code: UKC12 South Teesside
Postal code: TS17 6QY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southteesdc.com
Telephone: +44 1642408042

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.southteesdc.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nepo.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Regeneration

Section II: Object

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

Electrical Infrastructure Joint Venture Project

Reference number: STDC-PROC-0126
II.1.2)Main CPV code
65300000 Electricity distribution and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

STDC is undertaking a procurement (on behalf of itself, its subsidiaries and affiliates (both current and future), South Tees Site Company and Tees Valley Combined Authority) using the competitive dialogue procedure to select a strategic partner to to fund, develop, operate and maintain a high voltage electricity network across the South Tees site. The project will involve the creation of a 50:50 joint venture between a subsidiary of STDC and the strategic partner. The strategic partner shall underwrite all funding required to deliver electrical infrastructure across the site. As part of the project, STDC intends to also consider the option for an electricity retail service through the purchase of power from a licensed electricity supplier and the resale of that electricity to the site customers and the supply of electricity to South Tees Site Company.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
65310000 Electricity distribution
45231400 Construction work for electricity power lines
45232200 Ancillary works for electricity power lines
45232220 Substation construction work
31682000 Electricity supplies
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC12 South Teesside
Main site or place of performance:

Approximately 4 500 acres of land to the south of the River Tees in the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland including the former SSI steelworks site.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

STDC is undertaking a procurement (on behalf of itself, its subsidiaries and affiliates (both current and future), South Tees Site Company and Tees Valley Combined Authority) using the competitive dialogue procedure to select a strategic partner to to fund, develop, operate and maintain a high voltage electricity network across the South Tees site. This includes all such ancillary and support works, goods and services as may be required to deliver the project. The project will involve the creation of a 50:50 joint venture between subsidiary of STDC and the strategic partner. The strategic partner shall underwrite all funding required to deliver electrical infrastructure across the site. It is anticipated that the infrastructure work will be delivered in 3 tranches, approximately GBP 3.5 million of work to be delivered urgently in early 2021, with an estimated additional GBP 35 million of work to be delivered over a subsequent initial phase and a further estimated GBP 35 million is anticipated over the remaining term of the joint venture. Further details on these works and the project structure more generally is contained in the procurement documents. As part of the project STDC also intends to consider the option for an electricity retail service through the purchase of power from a licensed electricity supplier and the resale of that electricity to the site customers and the supply of electricity to South Tees Site Company. The estimated value of the contract set out above does not include the value of this retail supply element at this stage.

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: 200 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 480
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

SDTC reserve the right to extend the term of the joint venture for a period of up to 5 years beyond the initial 40-year term. Further detail will be contained in the procurement documents.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

In accordance with the criteria and process set out in the selection questionnaire.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Bidders may be asked to actively participate in the achievement of social value and/or environmental policy objectives. Accordingly, contract conditions (including any relevant specifications) may relate in particular to social value and/or environmental considerations.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 132-325142
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/08/2020
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 11/09/2020
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
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)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

STDC intends that the shortlisted bidders will be invited for a site visit on or around the 16 September 2020. The date and arrangements will be confirmed in due course.

The total value of the various elements of the project is estimated to be between GBP 150 m and GBP 200 m. This range has been included here as Section II.1.5) and II.1.6) in the standard notice does not permit inclusion of a range.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: South Tees Development Corporation
Postal address: Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park
Town: Stockton
Postal code: TS17 6QY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southteesdc.com
Telephone: +44 1642408042

Internet address: www.southteesdc.com

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: South Tees Development Corporation
Postal address: Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park
Town: Stockton
Postal code: TS17 6QY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southteesdc.com
Telephone: +44 1642408042

Internet address: www.southteesdc.com

VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 (‘Regulations’) provide aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). The Regulations set out the requirements on information to be provided prior to award of the contract and the procedures to be followed for bringing proceedings for breaches or alleged breaches of the Regulations.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: South Tees Development Corporation
Postal address: Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton-on-Tees
Town: Stockton
Postal code: TS17 6QY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@southteesdc.com
Telephone: +44 1642408042

Internet address: www.southteesdc.com

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/07/2020