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Flexible Electricity Procurement for Aston University and associated businesses.

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Aston University
Aston University, School Of Engineering
Contact point(s): Head of Estates and Engineering
For the attention of: Graham Faulks
B4 7ET Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1212044331

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.eic.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA2841

Further information can be obtained from: EIC
Linden Square, Kings Road, Bury St Edmunds
For the attention of: Ben Truman
Suffolk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1284718143
Fax: +44 1284718188
Internet address: www.eic.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: EIC
Linden Square, Kings Road, Bury St Edmunds
For the attention of: Ben Truman
Suffolk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1284718143
Fax: +44 1284718188
Internet address: www.eic.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: EIC
Linden Square, Kings Road, Bury St Edmunds
For the attention of: Ben Truman
Suffolk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1284718143
Fax: +44 1284718188
Internet address: www.eic.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Education
Other: District Heating
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Flexible Electricity Procurement for Aston University and associated businesses.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Birmingham.

NUTS code UKG31

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Procurement of a flexible electricity contract for Aston University and Birmingham District Energy Company.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=89320.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Approximately 14 804 534kWh.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The option to extend for a further 2 - 3 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(2) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
All suppliers must be registered with OFGEM and hold the relevant supply licence.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Accelerated negotiated
Due to the volatility of the energy markets the standard time-scale for the Negotiated procedure can be detrimental to the contracting process. Any delay in the tender process could lead to unnecessary increases for the contracting party.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 7
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
2.7.2012 - 17:30
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
2.7.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
(MT Ref:89320).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20.6.2012