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The University's current contract for the Maintenance of Combined Heat and Power Units is due to expire at the end of December 2017. The University would like to invite interested providers to a Market Engagement session to help us to ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Bristol
1-9 Old Park Hill
Bristol
BS2 8BB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 01179289000
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.bristol.ac.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Maintenance of Combined Heat and Power Units.

Reference number: ECG-0817-RL-001
II.1.2)Main CPV code
50532300
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The University's current contract for the Maintenance of Combined Heat and Power Units is due to expire at the end of December 2017.

The University would like to invite interested providers to a Market Engagement session to help us to better understand the current market, prior to us deciding the correct route for future contracts. This session will involve giving a short presentation to key stakeholders from the University and their advisors followed by a Q&A. The sessions will take place in mid-September 2017. Should you be interested in attending a session, please email and we will respond with further details.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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)
45259300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11
NUTS code: UKK23
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Be responsible for all routine maintenance on the Equipment listed below including major overhauls.

Undertake all additional maintenance, repairs and breakdowns not covered by routine maintenance.

Attend at the Location during Normal Working Hours within 48 hours of being notified or detecting a defect or malfunction.

Remotely monitor the CHP Equipment via its own existing dedicated remote monitoring system (originally CoGenCo supplied).

Facilitate the operation of equipment to the maximum benefit of The University of Bristol.

Insure on the Customer's behalf to provide cover against major failures of equipment.

The equipment schedule: Chemistry Block 1160kWe manufactured by CoGenCo in 2006, Medical School 500kWe manufactured by CoGenCo in 2006,Langford Building 380kWe manufactured by CoGenCo in 2007.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/10/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This notice is to advertise the University's intention to undertake soft market testing on its potential future maintenance requirements for Combined Heat and Power Units. This notice is not a call for competition to procure any services, supplies or works for the University. The University is not obliged to follow up the soft market testing in any way or with any interested parties and it is not liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any party. The conclusion of the soft market testing may lead to no tender process being followed. Interested parties will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing. A response to the market testing does not guarantee any invitation to participate in this soft market testing exercise or any future public procurement process. Any procurement of any services by the University will be carried out in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/08/2017