Supplies - 553926-2019

22/11/2019    S226

United Kingdom-London: Electricity

2019/S 226-553926

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: City of London Corporation
Postal address: Guildhall
Town: London
Postal code: EC2P 2EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2073321065
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Power Purchase Agreement for Off-site Renewable Electricity

Reference number: 18/299/FS
II.1.2)Main CPV code
09310000 Electricity
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The City of London Corporation (‘City Corporation’) has committed to sourcing 100 % renewable electricity, with renewable PPAs being an integral part of its energy procurement and sustainability strategies.The City Corporation is therefore seeking to enter into a long-term offsite Power Purchase Agreement (‘PPA’) with an onshore wind farm or solar PV developer in Great Britain (i.e. excluding Northern Ireland). In the interest of creating ‘additionality’, the City Corporation seeks a ‘new’ project, which is not yet fully constructed but that has already been permitted/consented. The City Corporation would consider an operational project as a bridging option only.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The City of London Corporation (The City) is seeking to enter into an offsite Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)with a renewable energy project owner and operator (The Developer), from which the City purchases all (or an agreed proportion) of the power generated at an agreed fixed price for the duration of the contract, indexed annually to CPI, along with renewable energy benefits.The project should be new i.e. not yet fully constructed and it must be built in Great Britain (i.e. excluding Northern Ireland) and should expect to deliver on average c. 40-60 GWh per annum with P50 outputs near to 50 GWh per annum preferred. This could be from a single generation asset, several assets or a proportion of a larger asset. The developer shall commit to minimum delivery requirements for project availability.The contract structure will be a sleeved (‘physical’) PPA, for the supply of onshore wind power or solar power only, with an existing utility supplier providing the sleeving services (The Sleeving Supplier).

The City will acquire the exclusive right to the power and, at no additional cost, the associated environmental attributes (including Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (‘REGOs’)) under the PPA and the Sleeving Supplier will facilitate (or ‘sleeve’) the supply of such power and associated environmental attributes from the renewable energy project to the City pursuant to the terms of the sleeving PPA entered into between the City and the Sleeving Supplier.The term of the PPA will be 15 years from the Commercial Operations Date (COD). The first date on which COD can be reached for the purposes of the PPA is 1.10.2020. By 1.4.2021 the developer must have achieved either COD in respect of the project or be able to offer an alternative bridging solution (i.e. REGO-backed power at the same PPA price from an operational source). The City’s preference is for COD or a bridging solution to be provided as close to 1.10.2020 as possible but this must be provided by 1.4.2021 at the latest.The longstop date for the developer to achieve COD in respect of the project is 1.4.2022, except to the extent that the contractor does not provide a bridging solution from 1.4.2021, in which case the COD Longstop date is 1.4.2021.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical/quality / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Commercial/price / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 60
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 126-307770
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

A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
Other reasons (discontinuation of procedure)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Cabinet Office
Postal address: 70 Whitehall
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AS
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: