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Derwenthorpe Community Heating Scheme.

Public works concession

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
The Homestead, 40 Water End
For the attention of: Owen Daggett
YO30 6WP York
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1904615920
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1904620072

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
1.3)Main activity
Housing and community amenities
1.4)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 concession

II.1)Description of the concession
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Derwenthorpe Community Heating Scheme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities

NUTS code UKE21

Main site or location of works Derwenthorpe, City of York.
II.1.3)Short description of the contract:
Derwenthorpe is situated to the east of the City of York. It is a residential development of some 530 homes, mainly houses, with a mix of tenures; private sale by housing developers and some 190 units of affordable housing which will be managed by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. The first phase of 63 homes is nearing completion. The Trust is currently procuring developers for further homes under a separate contract.
The Trust is, through this notice, making the opportunity available for an organisation to finance, design, build, manage and maintain a community heating system for the Derwenthorpe development which it will then have the right to operate and provide heat to the new residential units for a period of up to 40 years on a concession basis.
II.1.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09300000, 65400000, 71314200, 71314300, 71314000, 45000000, 45251000, 45251200, 45232141, 45259300

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Trust has constructed an energy centre and heat network for the first phase of 63 homes. This is currently operating. The energy centre has a biomass boiler, gas boilers and a thermal store of sufficient capacity to serve around 50 % of the development with space for further boilers.
The Trust is seeking a concessionaire to:
(a) Provide affordable, continuous and controllable heat and hot water to current and future end users;
(b) Purchase all primary energy required by the scheme;
(c) Design, build, finance, maintain and operate the community heating system at no financial risk to the Trust, for an initial 25 year term with an option to extend for a further 15 years;
(d) Install the necessary infrastructure including heat pipes and boilers to establish a linked network and to distribute the heat to each home via the network;
(e) Collect the agreed index linked connection fees from developers; To facilitate the delivery of the decentralised energy system, it is anticipated that an affordable one-off connection charge would apply to all new homes drawing heat from the decentralised energy system.
(f) Manage, operate and maintain the billing and collection of all charges to all users including the Trust's tenants and owner occupiers;
(g) Provide an excellent customer care service to end users.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 000 000,00 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 60 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Minimum percentage of the works to be awarded to third parties:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)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 Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met are set out in ITT and associated documents. See V1.2 below.
III.1.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met are set out in ITT and associated documents. See V1.2 below.
III.1.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met are set out in ITT and associated documents. See V1.2 below.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Award criteria:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the tender documents.
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.2.2)Time-limit for the submission of applications
Date: 21.12.2012 - 17:00
IV.2.3)Language(s) in which applications may be submitted
English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Interested parties are required to submit their expressions of interest to Owen Daggett at by 17:00 on 21.12.2012. All Interested parties will receive ITT documents which will be made available from 3.12.2012 for return by 12:00 noon on 28.1.2013. ITT documents will only be available to parties that have sent an expression of interest by the deadline of 21.12.2012.

The energy centre will be open for viewing between 10:00 and 15:00 on 20.11.2012 and 23.11.2012. Please contact Owen Daggett to confirm attendance.
Any agreement entered into will be governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. The Trust is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity. The Trust reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the contract by alternative means if it appears that the contract can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals Any appeal should be lodged with the contact point at I.1 of this notice.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
7.11.2012