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UK Power Networks is inviting expressions of interest from providers that can offer their flexibility to support the local network. The invitation is open to resources capable of increasing exports (generate) or reducing imports (consume less) on ...

Periodic indicative notice - utilities

This notice is a call for competition


Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited
Newington House, 237 Southwark Bridge Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sam Do
NUTS code: 00

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Flexibility Services.

Reference number: PE1-0048-2017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

UK Power Networks is inviting expressions of interest from providers that can offer their flexibility to support the local network. The invitation is open to resources capable of increasing exports (generate) or reducing imports (consume less) on instruction from UK Power Networks. Providers can be distributed generation, demand side response, storage, or aggregators.

As the distribution company responsible for power

supplies in London, the South East and East of

England, we have identified a number of locations

across our network area with a potential need for

flexibility services.

The indicative locations and service requirements are contained in the Expression of Interest (EoI)

document, which can be found on our website at

Providers should register their interest by completing

and returning the questionnaire by 8.9.2017.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

London, the South East and the East of England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Flexibility is the ability to change generation and consumption to the benefit of the system. Using customer flexibility is one of our key strategic DSO priorities in 2017-2018.

Our flexibility programme is looking to utilise response from generators, demand side providers and electricity storage resources connected to our networks to support efficient network planning and operations. There can be various applications of flexibility, from facilitating outages to managing demand growth uncertainty on our investment decisions, with the ultimate goal of driving lower costs in customer energy bills.

Providers that are capable and interested in offering flexibility services to UK Power Networks are invited to register their interest by completing the questionnaire. We are particularly interested to hear from providers that can offer services from January 2018. Qualifying providers will be invited to participate in a tender later this year.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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

Further information & to register your Expression of Interest (EoI) please download the questionnaire found on the UK Power Networks website at

Providers should register their interest by completing

and returning the questionnaire by 6pm BST 8.9.2017.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for the receipt of applications for an invitation to tender or to negotiate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 08/09/2017
Local time: 18:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

About us

UK Power Networks provides power to a quarter of

the UK's population via its electricity distribution


UK Power Networks is committed to:


Maintaining a safe, secure and sustainable power

supply to eight million homes and businesses in

London, the South East and the East of England;


Developing what is already Britain's biggest electricity network - which includes 187,000 kilometres of power lines;


Strengthening our links with the local communities we serve and building on the skills base of the 5,500

people who work for us across the network including

our major bases in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Potters Bar, London, Crawley, Colchester and Maidstone; and


Giving our customers the best possible service and

maintaining operational efficiency across our network


Our vision

At UK Power Networks, we have a clear vision to be

the best performing Distribution Network Operator

(DNO) in the UK over the 2015 to 2018 period, the

first four years of RIIO ED1.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: