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STOR Detailed Change Proposal 6.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

This notice is covered by: Directive 2004/17/EC(Utilities)

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc
National Grid House, Gallows Hill, Warwick Technology Park
For the attention of: Nicholas Blair
CV34 6DA Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1926656797
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.nationalgrid.com

Electronic access to information: http://www2.nationalgrid.com/uk/services/balancing-services/reserve-services/short-term-operating-reserve/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.3)Main activity
Electricity
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
STOR Detailed Change Proposal 6.
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: Great Britain - wide. The place of performance is at sites nominated in STOR contracts.

NUTS code UKC,UKD,UKE,UKF,UKG,UKH,UKI,UKJ,UKL,UKK,UKM

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Amendment to Short-Term Operating Reserve Standard Contract Terms.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

II.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (in the cases listed in Section 2 of Annexes D1, D2 or D3 as appropriate)
Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with art. 40(3) of Directive 2004/17/EC
Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU
The contract falls outside the scope of application of the Directive
The change to the terms of the STOR SCTs does not require prior publication of contract notice in the OJEU because: (a) the contract is for the procurement of energy services which are excluded under regulation 6(g) of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended); and (b) the change to the STOR SCTs is not a material change.
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
Lowest price
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/entity
STOR DCP-6
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no

Section V: Award of contract

Lot title: STOR Detailed Change Proposal 6
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
19.12.2014
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

All STOR providers
N/A
UNITED KINGDOM

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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:
Under the current STOR Standard Contract Terms ("STOR SCTs”), NGET has not been able to benefit from faster response times from plant which is already committed to STOR contracts.
NGET has proposed an amendment to the STOR that is designed to introduce flexibility for STOR Providers to suspend their STOR Contracts on an annual basis for the purposes of providing Firm Frequency Response ("FFR”) (subject to successful participation in an FFR auction).
A Detailed Change Proposal (DCP-06) has been published that will come into effect, in accordance with the change procedures under the STOR SCTs, on 1.4.2015.
The new suspension clause would be exercisable by any STOR Provider on notice to NGET but only after NGET have notified Providers that the clause is to take effect.
The amendment provides a material benefit for NGET and does not materially change the STOR SCTs. The change is applicable to all STOR Providers.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc
National Grid House, Gallows Hill, Warwick Technology Park
CV34 6DA Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:
Internet address: www.nationalgrid.com

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals NGET will allow a minimum 10 calendar day period after the date of publication of this notice before making the change effective.
An aggrieved economic operator has the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19.1.2015