United Kingdom-: Provision of an Energy Switching Service

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Tile United Kingdom-: Provision of an Energy Switching Service
Scotland (Non OJEU) JUN358212
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-06-24
Deadline 2019-07-26 00:00:00
Nature Of Contract Not specified
Awarding Authority North Lanarkshire Council
Awarding Criteria
Procedure

Description :
Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)
Section I: Contracting Change authority
I.1) Name and addresses
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB
UK
Contact person: Corporate Procurement
Telephone: +44 1698403876
E-mail: corporateprocurement@northlan.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1698275125
NUTS: UK
Internet address(es)
Main address: http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00010

I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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
II.1.1) Title
Provision of an Energy Switching Service
Reference number: NLC-CPT-19-054
II.1.2) Main CPV code
71314000
  II.1.3) Type of contract
Services
II.1.4) Short description
The Council requires the Service Provider to offer an online platform that will provide users access to a domestic fuel comparison tool where the available electricity, gas or dual-fuel energy tariffs offers visibility of the most competitive rates at time of access.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
71314000
71314200
71314300
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code:
UKM84
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Service Provider shall provide an online switching platform that can be customised to incorporate the Council’s approved campaign branding. The online platform must meet a minimum accessibility standard such as ‘Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)’ and work on the most commonly used assisted technologies such as screen reader and speech recognition.
The Service shall provide users access to the best tariffs available at the point of time of use, including notification of availability of “Warm Home Allowance” discount scheme. The tariffs on offer will be for single fuel types (electricity and gas) as well as dual fuel options. The Service shall also offer restricted time of use tariffs and options for those on prepayment meters. Additionally, the Service shall also offer both standard variable tariffs and fixed tariffs for comparison.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Criteria below:
Quality criterion: Service Proposal / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion: Contract Mobilisation / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion: Communication / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion: Fair Working Practices / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion: Community Benefits / Weighting: 5
Price / Weighting:  20
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
Initial contract 36 months with the option to extend for an additional 12 months
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
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


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:
If required by the member state, Tenderers are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.
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The Tenderer must be registered or enrolled in the relevant trade register kept in the Member State of its establishment (as described in Schedule 5 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Tenderers will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s):
Current Ratio of equal to or greater than 1.00 for each of their two most recent sets of audited accounts. The ratio will be calculated as follows:Assets (divided by) Liabilities
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It is a requirement of this contract that Tenderers hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10M GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 5M GBP
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 2M GBP

Minimum level(s) of standards required:
Tenderers who fail to obtain an equal to or greater than 1.00 Current Ratio for each of their two most recent sets of audited accounts will be assessed as a FAIL and will be excluded from the Procurement.
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Tenderers that do not have required minimum levels of insurance and do not commit to obtaining required levels of insurance will be assessed as a FAIL and be excluded from the Procurement.
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Full details on the requirement of Part 4B of the ESPD and the assessment process the Council will undertake as part of this Procurement is located within condition 3.2 of the ITT. Tenderers are encouraged to review the ITT prior to submission of a Tender.
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Tenderers will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice.
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Tenderers will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.
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Selection criteria for ESPD Part 4D.1 is located within condition 3.2 of the ITT

Minimum level(s) of standards required:
Tenderers should provide a minimum of two (2) examples of contractual arrangements they have held over the past three (3) years which best demonstrates their relevant experience to deliver requirements within the Contract which were similar in regards to scope, scale and duration.
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Tenderers should confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, what proportion will be sub-contracted.
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Full details on the requirement of Part 4C and 4D of the ESPD and the assessment process the Council will undertake as part of this Procurement is located within condition 3.2 of the ITT. Tenderers are encouraged to review the ITT prior to submission of a Tender.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
As per the Conditions of Contract and Statement of Requirements

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 26/07/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
EN
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 25/11/2019
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 26/07/2019
Local time: 14:00
Place:
Asset and Procurement Solutions, Civic Square, Motherwell, ML1 1AB

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
VI.3) Additional information
Tenderers are encouraged to review and familiarise themselves with the ITT document located within the Supplier Attachment Area of the PCST System prior to submitting a Tender.
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Tenderers must complete the ESPDS within the Qualification Envelope of the PCST System as part of their submitted Tender. Further to Section III of this contract notice, the following minimum criteria will also apply:
Part II – Information Concerning the Tenderer
A: Information About the Tenderer;
B: Information About Representatives of the Tenderer;
C: Information About Reliance on the Capacities of Other Entities; and
D: Information Concerning Sub-contractors on Whose Capacity the Tenderer Does Not Rely.
Minimum level(s) of standards required:
The information required in Part II of the ESPDS is for information only and therefore will not be assessed however the Council may choose not to select a Tenderer that cannot provide basic company information.
Tenderers must ensure that they submit appropriate ESPDS completed by other members of the group, if they are bidding as part of a group, others on whose capacity they rely, and known subcontractors on whose capacity they do not rely on, to satisfy any aspect of the ESPDS.
Part III – Exclusion Grounds
Minimum level(s) of standards required:
Tenderers may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 8 and 9 of the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016
Part VI – Concluding statements
Minimum level(s) of standards required:
Tenderers unable to complete this part of the ESPDS may be excluded from the competition.
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Late Tenders will not be considered under any circumstances
The Council will not provide additional notification to any Tenderer of the rejection of a late Tender.
For the avoidance of any doubt, automated messages confirming receipt of a Tender should not be taken to imply acceptance of it by the Council.
The complete Tender (complete with ESPDS) should be submitted in accordance with the instructions given and signed by an authorised representative i.e. company director or secretary (as registered within Companies House) or by a person authorised by the Tenderer to do so.
The Council reserves the right to exclude any unclear, erroneous and / or incomplete Tenders received.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 13889. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
(SC Ref:587762)
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB
UK
Telephone: +44 1698403876
E-mail: corporateprocurement@northlan.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1698275125
Internet address(es)
URL: http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
A Tenderer that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the applicable legislation may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice
24/06/2019




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