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Supplies - 381666-2021

27/07/2021    S143

United Kingdom-Stirling: Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy

2021/S 143-381666

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Stirling Council
Postal address: Strategic Procurement, Old Viewforth
Town: Stirling
NUTS code: UKM77 Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Postal code: FK8 2ET
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Simon Payne
E-mail: paynes@stirling.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1786233390
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.stirling.gov.uk/procurement
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00146
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Heat provision in relation to district heating network

Section II: Object

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

Forthside District Heating Network Supply of Heat — Supply Contract

Reference number: SC1617-0104B
II.1.2)Main CPV code
09300000 Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

This contract was formally finalised in September 2019. This notice is being published to close off the original 15 voluntary ex-ante Transparency (VEAT) Notice — SC1617-0104B Forthside District Heating Network Supply of Heat.

The Council has secured LCITP funding of GBP 1 900 000 from the Scottish Government in relation to the construction of an energy centre and district heating network. This contract is for the supply of heat from the energy centre to the district heating network.

The contract is for a 20-year term, with the potential to be extended by agreement of the parties.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 165 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
09300000 Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM77 Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Main site or place of performance:

Forthside, Stirling.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council has secured LCITP funding of GBP 1 900 000 from the Scottish Government in relation to the construction of an energy centre and district heating network. This contract is for the supply of heat from the energy centre to the district heating network.

The contract is for a 20-year term, with the potential to be extended by agreement of the parties.

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive

Explanation:

For the purposes of this contract the Council is regulated as a Utility, as it is a contracting authority engaged in the activity of the provision and operation of a heat network. See Article 8(1) of Directive 2014/25/EU and the corresponding implementing provision of Regulation 8 of the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

Article 23(1) of Directive 2014/25/EU (and regulation 22 of the implementing regulations referred to above) provides that the Directive/regulations do not apply to procurement for the award of a contract by a utility active in the energy sector (by reference to Article (1)) for the supply of energy.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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: yes
Identification of the project:

ERDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive
Explanation:

For the purposes of this contract the Council is regulated as a Utility, as it is a contracting authority engaged in the activity of the provision and operation of a heat network. See Article 8(1) of Directive 2014/25/EU and the corresponding implementing provision of Regulation 8 of the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 2017/S 107-215104
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: SC1617-0104B
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
10/09/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Scottish Water Horizons
Postal address: Forth House, Munro Road
Town: Stirling
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7875873735
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 165 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This contract was formally finalised in September 2019. This notice is being published to close off the original 15 voluntary ex-ante Transparency (VEAT) Notice - SC1617-0104B Forthside District heating network supply of heat.

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive

Explanation:

For the purposes of this contract the Council is regulated as a Utility, as it is a contracting authority engaged in the activity of the provision and operation of a heat network. See Article 8(1) of Directive 2014/25/EU and the corresponding implementing provision of regulation 8 of the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

Article 23(1) of Directive 2014/25/EU (and regulation 22 of the implementing regulations referred to above) provides that the Directive/regulations do not apply to procurement for the award of a contract by a utility active in the energy sector (by reference to Article (1)) for the supply of energy.

(SC Ref:661103).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Stirling Sheriff Court
Postal address: Viewfield Place
Town: Stirling
Postal code: FK8 1NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.stirling.gov.uk/procurement
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Aggrieved bidders may seek recourse through the Scottish courts. Court proceedings in relation to a public procurement law challenge may be brought before or after contract award. The available remedies are reduced in relation to a challenge brought after award. The courts will normally apply a deadline of 30 days from the date the challenger first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting court proceedings had arisen. The courts may extend that period to 3 months if there is good reason. Independent legal advice should be sought.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/07/2021