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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Exeter: CP1898-20 — Devon Solar PV Collective Purchasing Scheme for Domestic Customers
Document Ref:
93696-2020
Document Type:
Prior information notice with call for competition
Published By:
Devon County Council
Date Published:
25 February 2020
Deadline Date:
23 March 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

DCC are wishing to procure an experienced and independent expert to facilitate collective purchasing schemes (arranging a groups of consumers into a collective purchasing arrangement which will deliver reduced costs) for solar PV and storage installations. Facilitation of the schemes includes but is not limited to:— arrangements for an auction/procurement for an all-in turnkey solar PV system of blocks of 20 to 30 projects at a time to encourage bids from SMEs,— procurement of participating installers.—— promotion of this scheme with trade bodies to bring to attention of their members.— management of applications from consumers for works to installers to deliver,— carry out installer assessment (including but not limited to): supplier credentials and certifications (MCS, RECC, HIES), detailed financial due diligence and other pertinent delivery requirements,— provide a quality assurance process to ensure products installed meets requirements, this is to be provided by an impartial and transparent assessment process of at least 1 in 25 installations,— provision of a co-branded (supplier, DCC and district council support partners) website to facilitate a registration scheme for all interested residents,— provision of a telephone helpdesk to support residents throughout the process, with the capacity to adequately deal with the amount of calls generated by a 100 000 property direct mailing campaign and associated social media,— have adequate management resources and processes to ensure compliance with GDPR and helpdesk performance assurance (including but not limited to samples of calls reviewed by assessors),— ensure the delivery of high conversion marketing campaigns based on A/B testing (2 or more variants of a page are shown to users at random and statistical analysis is used to determine which variation performs better for a given conversion goal), consumer insight research and usability testing,— provision of market tested and optimised marketing materials to support the DCC and district council support partners promotion of the scheme to residents,— provision and delivery of branded online marketing campaigns.The provider must be able to demonstrate they have been delivering a successful service for at least 24 months. Experience working with local authorities in the UK to deliver to deliver similar collective purchasing schemes is essential and this experience must be in the solar PV and storage arena. References from other local authorities will also be essential. We would ideally wish to target a 1 000 installations which we would anticipate would be between 4 000 000 GBP-4 500 000 GBP. If this were to be achieved the provider to recover percentage of their turnover as the fee for the project delivery.Interested suppliers need to advise the authority of their interest in this opportunity via http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Notice Details

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Devon County Council

County Hall, Topsham Road

Exeter

EX2 4QD

UK

Contact person: Mr Jamie Heavens

Telephone: +44 1392383000

E-mail: jamie.heavens@devon.gov.uk

NUTS: UKK4

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.devon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.devon.gov.uk

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/


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

II.1.1) Title

CP1898-20 — Devon Solar PV Collective Purchasing Scheme for Domestic Customers

Reference number: DN465803

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

DCC are wishing to procure an experienced and independent expert to facilitate collective purchasing schemes (arranging a groups of consumers into a collective purchasing arrangement which will deliver reduced costs) for solar PV and storage installations. Facilitation of the schemes includes but is not limited to:

— arrangements for an auction/procurement for an all-in turnkey solar PV system of blocks of 20 to 30 projects at a time to encourage bids from SMEs,

— procurement of participating installers.

—— promotion of this scheme with trade bodies to bring to attention of their members.

— management of applications from consumers for works to installers to deliver,

— carry out installer assessment (including but not limited to): supplier credentials and certifications (MCS, RECC, HIES), detailed financial due diligence and other pertinent delivery requirements,

— provide a quality assurance process to ensure products installed meets requirements, this is to be provided by an impartial and transparent assessment process of at least 1 in 25 installations,

— provision of a co-branded (supplier, DCC and district council support partners) website to facilitate a registration scheme for all interested residents,

— provision of a telephone helpdesk to support residents throughout the process, with the capacity to adequately deal with the amount of calls generated by a 100 000 property direct mailing campaign and associated social media,

— have adequate management resources and processes to ensure compliance with GDPR and helpdesk performance assurance (including but not limited to samples of calls reviewed by assessors),

— ensure the delivery of high conversion marketing campaigns based on A/B testing (2 or more variants of a page are shown to users at random and statistical analysis is used to determine which variation performs better for a given conversion goal), consumer insight research and usability testing,

— provision of market tested and optimised marketing materials to support the DCC and district council support partners promotion of the scheme to residents,

— provision and delivery of branded online marketing campaigns.

The provider must be able to demonstrate they have been delivering a successful service for at least 24 months. Experience working with local authorities in the UK to deliver to deliver similar collective purchasing schemes is essential and this experience must be in the solar PV and storage arena. References from other local authorities will also be essential. We would ideally wish to target a 1 000 installations which we would anticipate would be between 4 000 000 GBP-4 500 000 GBP. If this were to be achieved the provider to recover percentage of their turnover as the fee for the project delivery.

Interested suppliers need to advise the authority of their interest in this opportunity via http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKK4

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

DCC are wishing to procure an experienced and independent expert to facilitate collective purchasing schemes (arranging a groups of consumers into a collective purchasing arrangement which will deliver reduced costs) for solar PV and storage installations. Facilitation of the schemes includes but is not limited to:

— arrangements for an auction/procurement for an all-in turnkey solar PV system of blocks of 20 to 30 projects at a time to encourage bids from SMEs,

— procurement of participating installers.

—— promotion of this scheme with trade bodies to bring to attention of their members.

— management of applications from consumers for works to installers to deliver,

— carry out installer assessment (including but not limited to): supplier credentials and certifications (MCS, RECC, HIES), detailed financial due diligence and other pertinent delivery requirements,

— provide a quality assurance process to ensure products installed meets requirements, this is to be provided by an impartial and transparent assessment process of at least 1 in 25 installations,

— provision of a co-branded (Supplier, DCC and district council support partners) website to facilitate a registration scheme for all interested residents,

— provision of a telephone helpdesk to support residents throughout the process, with the capacity to adequately deal with the amount of calls generated by a 100 000 property direct mailing campaign and associated social media,

— have adequate management resources and processes to ensure compliance with GDPR and helpdesk performance assurance (including but not limited to samples of calls reviewed by assessors),

— ensure the delivery of high conversion marketing campaigns based on A/B testing (2 or more variants of a page are shown to users at random and statistical analysis is used to determine which variation performs better for a given conversion goal), consumer insight research and usability testing,

— provision of market tested and optimised marketing materials to support the DCC and district council support partners promotion of the scheme to residents,

— provision and delivery of branded online marketing campaigns.

The provider must be able to demonstrate they have been delivering a successful service for at least 24 months. Experience working with local authorities in the UK to deliver to deliver similar collective purchasing schemes is essential and this experience must be in the solar PV and storage arena. References from other local authorities will also be essential. We would ideally wish to target a 1 000 installations which we would anticipate would be between 4 000 000 GBP-4 500 000 GBP. If this were to be achieved the provider to recover percentage of their turnover as the fee for the project delivery.

Interested suppliers need to advise the authority of their interest in this opportunity via http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 23/03/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Devon County Council

Exeter

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

20/02/2020

Current Notes