Servicios - 5136-2018

06/01/2018    S4    - - Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Croydon: Solar panels

2018/S 004-005136

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Optivo (for itself and on behalf of other UK contracting authorities)
125 High Street
Croydon
CR0 9XP
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@optivo.org.uk
NUTS code: UKI62

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.optivo.org.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.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
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

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

Framework Agreement for Fully-Funded Photovoltaic Solutions

II.1.2)Main CPV code
09331000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Optivo is now seeking to appoint a single developer partner to a framework agreement (the "Framework Agreement") to deliver a fully-funded roof-top photovoltaic solution across the UK public sector property portfolio.

The framework agreement will provide a complete solution to public sector entities seeking to secure projects for the generation of electricity and will increase the development, design, funding, construction and operation of PV installations in accordance with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and all other legislative requirements. It is envisaged that call-off contracts will be up to 5 MW on individual or linked sites.

Developers will need to demonstrate secured funding, a track record of project delivery in roof-top solar PV projects at scale as well as a professional and experienced supply chain.

Optivo intends that the framework will be able to be accessed by other UK contracting authorities, as detailed in section II.2.14 below.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 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)
09331100
09331200
09332000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Optivo is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the UK, based in Croydon with over 44,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands. Optivo aims to meet housing need, and to create safe, sustainable communities for its residents.

Optivo is now seeking to appoint a single developer partner to a framework agreement to deliver a fully-funded roof-top photovoltaic solution across the UK public sector property portfolio.

The framework agreement will provide a complete solution to public sector entities seeking to secure projects for the generation of electricity and will increase the development, design, funding, construction and operation of PV installations in accordance with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy ("BEIS") and all other legislative requirements. It is envisaged at present that call-off contracts will be up to 5 MW on individual or linked sites.

The framework agreement will be for the duration of four (4) years, but given the nature of the procurement, it should be noted that call-off contracts will last considerably beyond the duration of the framework agreement.

The total estimated value of services put through the framework agreement by Optivo and/or other contracting authorities is estimated at one hundred million pounds (£100,000,000) ex VAT over the 4 years of the framework agreement. However, applicants should note that appointment to the framework agreement is not a guarantee of work and there is no guaranteed minimum number or value of call-off contracts to be awarded under the proposed framework agreement.

Under the framework agreement, the selected organisation and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment and training and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly, the contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

Accordingly, Optivo only requires expressions of interest from bidders who have:

1) Current secured funding from a funder who has track record in deploying/allocating funds within the UK public sector market within the past two (2) years;

2) A track record of a complete solution project delivery approach including development, design, funding, installation, maintenance and operations in accordance with all relevant UK legislation within the past two (2) years;

3) An existing supply-chain for the design, installation, operation and maintenance who have relevant previous experience in the roof-top PV marketplace within the past two (2) years, including experience with social landlords and public sector bodies.

Expressions of interest from organisations that are acting as brokers or agents for non-constituted consortiums without sufficient track record are not encouraged, given the prompt commencement and delivery expectations of this framework agreement.

A consortium tender is acceptable but Optivo reserves the right to require groupings of suppliers to take a particular legal form or to require a single supplier to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

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: 100 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Optivo is letting this framework agreement for itself and on behalf of other registered providers operating within the UK, including central and local authorities, housing associations and ALMOs. Joint ventures comprising any of the above potential clients (or Optivo) and subsidiary companies of the above potential clients (and those of Optivo) may also utilise the framework agreement.

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 set out in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As set out in the procurement documents including current secured funding from a funder who has track record in deploying/allocating funds within the UK public sector market within the past two (2) years.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As set out in the procurement documents including:

— a track record of a complete solution project delivery approach including development, design, funding, installation, maintenance and operations in accordance with all relevant UK legislation within the past two (2) years,

— an existing supply-chain for the design, installation, operation and maintenance who have relevant previous experience in the roof-top PV marketplace within the past two (2) years, including experience with social landlords and public sector bodies.

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:

A consortium tender is acceptable but Optivo reserves the right to require groups of suppliers to take a particular legal form or to require a single supplier to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

Under this framework agreement and programme of services, the service provider and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment and training and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly, the contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 05/02/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 12/02/2018
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
VI.3)Additional information:

Optivo reserves the right not to award a framework agreement and/or any call-off contract or to award a framework agreement and/or any call-off contract for part of the works and services advertised under this notice only at its sole discretion and Optivo and/or any additional contracting authorities seeking to use this framework agreement shall have no liability whatsoever to any applicant/tenderer as a result of its exercise or that discretion.

Applicants should note that call-off contracts made pursuant to the framework agreement are likely to be long-term agreements and therefore may last beyond the end-date of the framework agreement.

Applicants should note that appointment to the framework agreement is not a guarantee of work and there is no guaranteed minimum number or value of call-off contracts to be awarded under the proposed framework agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
W1CA 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
W1CA 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Optivo will observe a standstill period following the award of the contract and conduct itself in respect of any appeals in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/01/2018