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Partnership with an Economic Operator to Finance, Supply, Install and Maintain Solar Photovoltaic Panels on a Mix of Housing Stock.

Public works concession

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Fold Housing Association
c/o Action Renewables Boucher Business Studios, Glenmachan Place
For the attention of: Rachel Sankannawar
BT12 6QH Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.foldgroup.co.uk/

Electronic access to information: http://actionrenewables.co.uk/

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
Body governed by public law
1.3)Main activity
Housing and community amenities
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the concession

II.1)Description of the concession
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Partnership with an Economic Operator to Finance, Supply, Install and Maintain Solar Photovoltaic Panels on a Mix of Housing Stock.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works Belfast.
II.1.3)Short description of the contract:
The Association wishes to enter into a concession arrangement with a private company who will fund, supply, install and maintain for the Contract term, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels initially for up to a maximum of 1 000 of the Association dwellings. The Contractor will devise a business model where it pays for the installation and maintenance of solar PV panels on the Association properties but recoups its investment from revenues generated from Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) and the electricity export tariff.
Any revenue to be sourced by the Contractor under the ROC Scheme may change from time to time in accordance with the relevant policy set by the Department of Trade and Enterprise (DETI). Tenderers are advised to take their own advice in this regard.
The model will be 1 where the Association is not required to pay for anything to do with supply, installation or associated maintenance works to the panels, its accessories and any consequential maintenance to the dwelling. These costs will be borne by the Contractor for the life of the project. The Association's tenants will benefit from free electricity during daylight hours with the Contractor obtaining any export tariff for spilled electricity to the grid.
The period of the contract will be outlined specifically in the ITT documents but it is envisaged that after contract award the time-line for the Project will be:
- 8 month installation period (to include identification of suitable housing stock, tenant liaison etc.,).
- 20 year maintenance period.
Tenderers should note that they are required to complete and return an NDA to obtain a tender document. This is detailed in the tender documents available on the Action Renewables website.
II.1.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000, 45261215

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 7 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Minimum percentage of the works to be awarded to third parties:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met As outlined in the tender documentation.
III.1.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met As outlined in the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met As outlined in the tender documentation.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Award criteria:
As outlined in the tender documentation.
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.2.2)Time-limit for the submission of applications
Date: 4.7.2016 - 15:00
IV.2.3)Language(s) in which applications may be submitted
English.

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:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of Northern Ireland
Chichester Street
BT1 3JF Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals Within 30 days of the date that the challenger knew or ought to have known that the grounds for challenge arose.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice
BT1 3JF Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
31.5.2016