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CBC-0421-T-CE Solar PV Installation Framework.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Contact point(s): +44 3003005997
For the attention of: Procurement Team
SG17 5TQ Chicksands
Telephone: +44 3003008000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Schools, Academies and local authorities from East of England, South East and East Midlands regions (see for a complete list of authorities)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
CBC-0421-T-CE Solar PV Installation Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKH22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 400 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) wishes to set up a purchasing framework for the purchase and installation of solar PV across multiple sites for rolling period over multiple years. At this stage the contract value is estimated from between GBP 100k and GBP 400k over a 4 year period. These figures are for information only and there is no guarantee of the volume or value of contracts will be awarded.
There is no guarantee that contracts will be awarded under this framework.
At this stage the framework will focus on installations in schools and academies however CBC reserves the right to open the framework up to a wider building scope at a later date. The scope of this framework includes other building installations where the council has an interest this will also be open to other neighbouring authorities who may access the framework via CBC. Initially it is expected that the focus will be on CBC schools and academies.
At this stage we will be looking at individual installations of no larger than 50 kWp, with a focus on installations appropriate for the needs of schools.
There will be between 3 and 5 suppliers on the framework. The length of the contract will be 2 years + 1 year + 1 year.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09330000, 09332000, 09331200, 45261215, 09331000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 7
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.8.2014 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House Monks Walk Chicksands
SG17 5TQ Bedfordshire

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: