Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)
Section I: Contracting
I.1) Name and addresses
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5) Main activity
General public services
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
WLC Solar PV Panels Installation at West Lothian Civic Centre
Reference number: CC10536
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
Installation of solar PV canopies and EV charging facilities at West Lothian Civic Centre.
II.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:
West Lothian Civic Centre.
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The scope of the contract is for the full detailed design, consent and construction of 700kW of solar PV panels mounted on structural canopies connected to the electricity distribution systems within the Civic Centre. In addition, the contractor will be required to install a combination of private and public EV charging points.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Technical
/ Weighting: 50
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: No
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
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
List and brief description of conditions:
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
With reference to ESPD Q4B.5; It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below.
With reference to ESPD Q4B.6; West Lothian Council will use Dun and Bradstreet’s DBAi financial reporting system to assess the financial stability of tenderers. Tenderers with a Failure Score of 35 or above on the DBAi system will be deemed to have evidenced satisfactory financial stability. Please note that 34 or less will not be considered as having met this criteria. If a tenderer has a Failure Score of less than 35, the tenderer may be required to submit their last three years accounts.
In the event that the tenderer is not required to publish accounts and therefore does not have a Dun & Bradstreet or equivalent rating, tenderers should be able to provide financial accounts when requested. The council will then conduct an analysis of the accounts to ensure that there is no significant financial risk. Please note that if you intend on attaching 2 years accounts, these must include financial data over a 3 year period.
It is recommended that candidates review their own Dun & Bradstreet Score in advance of submitting their tender. If following this review tenderers consider that the Dun & Bradstreet Score does not reflect their current financial status, details of this should be provided, complete with evidence of a good high street credit rating (the equivalent of Dun & Bradstreet score 35) from a recognised credit referencing agency. The council will review any such information as part of the evaluation of Tenderer’s financial status.
In the event that a firm does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the firm may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.
Should after review of the financial evaluation the tenderer fail, then the tender submission may be rejected.
Minimum level(s) of standards required:
Employer's (Compulsory) Liability: 10,000,000 GBP
Professional Risk Indemnity: 5,000,000 GBP
Public Liability: 5,000,000 GBP
Contractor's All Risk: 1,000,000 GBP
Valid Motor Vehicle Insurance
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
With reference to ESPD Q4C.1; Bidders will be required to provide examples of works carried out in the past five years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the work as described in part II.2.4 of the relevant section of the Site Notice.
Q4C.7; Bidders will be required to confirm that they will employ environmental management measures that meet the following requirements.
With reference to ESPD Q4D; Bidders must hold the certificates or comply with the questions noted in ESPD 4D attached to
The HSE website will be checked for breaches. Should our H&S team not be satisfied with the outcome your tender will be rejected.
III.2) Conditions related to the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Local time: 12:00
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement:
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3) Additional information
Re: ESPD Q3D.1, 3D.2 and 3D.3 Bidders should answer these questions on Environmental, social and labour law in relation to compliance with the regulations covering Scotland and the UK.
Police Scotland will be consulted with regards to Serious and Organised Crime checks. Any links to this type of activity may cause your tender to be rejected.
Re: ESPD Q2B, complete information for all company directors, using home address.
TUPE – The incoming Contractor is responsible for obtaining legal and professional advice about relevant TUPE implications.
CONFIDENTIALITY - All information supplied by the Authority must be treated in confidence and not disclosed to third parties except
insofar as this is necessary to obtain sureties or quotations for the purpose of submitting the tender. All information supplied by you to the Authority will similarly be treated in confidence except:
(i) for any information required to be disclosed or otherwise provided by the Authority to any person in order to comply with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and any codes of practice applicable from time to time relating to access to public authorities’ information.
The Tenderer shall co-operate, facilitate, support and assist the Authority in the provision of this information. In the event the Authority is required to provide information to any person as a result of a request made to it under such Act and/or codes, the Authority shall adhere to the requirements of such Act and/or codes in disclosing information relating to this Agreement, the Project documents and the Contractor.
(ii) that references may be sought from banks, existing or past clients, or other referees submitted by the tenderers;
(iii) for the disclosure of such information with regard to the outcome of the procurement process as may be required to be published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with EU directives or elsewhere in accordance with the requirements of UK government policy on the disclosure of information relating to government contracts.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 16931. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The Community Benefits proposals provided by suppliers will not form part of the contract award criteria and will not be evaluated when determining the winning tender, but will require to be delivered as part of the contract.
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Livingston Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court
Howden South Road
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice