Services - 364589-2018

21/08/2018    S159    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Energy-efficiency consultancy services

2018/S 159-364589

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Victoria Quay, Leith
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312443509

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Management of Loan and Grant Schemes relating to the Energy Efficient Scotland programme

Reference number: 432679
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71314300 Energy-efficiency consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Management of schemes aimed at improving energy, water and resource efficiency, and implementing renewable and low carbon technologies amongst households, businesses, housing providers and other third party organisations.

The service provider's duties will include:

— processing of scheme applications (in relation to existing and future schemes),

— assessment of applications, carrying out of credit checks, and decision-making regarding acceptance,

— administration of loan and grant payments,

— recovery of loan repayments (on existing and future loans),

— financial management,

— customer support,

— liaison with relevant advice and support providers,

— ad hoc information and advice to Scottish Government,

— monitoring and reporting, to the Scottish Government, scheme Key Performance Indicators and preparing management and financial information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66172000 Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services
66190000 Loan brokerage services
79940000 Collection agency services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


An Open procedure will be used.

A single service provider will be appointed.

Financial Conduct Authority registration is required.

The Contract start date is expected to be 1.4.2019 to allow for a 2-month implementation/handover period. (An existing contract will expire on 31.5.2019.)

The Contract duration is expected to be 2 years with the option to extend for up to 2 additional years.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

An Open Supplier Event will be held on Wednesday 26th September at Scottish Government premises in Glasgow. Further details (which may include a Request for supplier information) will be sent to suppliers who register interest in this requirement.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:552648)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: