Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (Smeter) Technical Assessment Contractor (Tac)

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS),
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
United Kingdom
Contact person: The Built Environment Team
E-mail: builtenvironmentinnovation@beis.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

Address of the buyer profile: www.delta-esourcing.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Meters./UE7ZCD3D9K
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.delta-esourcing.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (SMETER) Technical Assessment Contractor (TAC)

Reference number: TRN 1608/08/2018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
38550000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This contract is for a Technical Assessment Contractor (TAC) to perform independent testing and validation of products generated during the ‘Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Rating (SMETER) Innovation Competition being launched alongside this tender. SMETER tools should be able to measure the thermal performance (i.e. calculate the whole house heat transfer coefficient (HTC)) of individual homes. The TAC will be required to set up and run a testing and validation programme to provide BEIS with an independent assessment of the performance of the products in a representative scenario.

In addition the TAC should:

— provide guidance and feedback to competition participants on the performance of their SMETER and where they can be improved,

— provide an evaluation to BEIS of the performance of the SMETER products and the success of the overall program.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP
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)
38930000
44111520
45321000
48210000
48600000
72200000
72300000
71314000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is for a Technical Assessment Contractor (TAC) to perform independent testing and validation of products generated during the ‘Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Rating (SMETER) Innovation Competition being launched alongside this tender. SMETER tools should be able to measure the thermal performance (i.e. calculate the whole house heat transfer coefficient (HTC)) of individual homes. The TAC will be required to set up and run a testing and validation programme to provide BEIS with an independent assessment of the performance of the products in a representative scenario.

In addition the TAC should:

— provide guidance and feedback to competition participants on the performance of their SMETER and where they can be improved,

— provide an evaluation to BEIS of the performance of the SMETER products and the success of the overall programme.

This ultimate outputs from this programme will inform BEIS on the performance of these tools and their suitability for use in policy.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 38
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

If BEIS awards a contract it will be for a duration of 26 months, however we reserve the right of extending this by up to a further 12 months.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/10/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/10/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Meters./UE7ZCD3D9K

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/UE7ZCD3D9K

GO Reference: GO-201897-PRO-13153075

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
United Kingdom
E-mail: builtenvironmentinnovation@beis.gov.uk

Internet address: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/09/2018