National Framework Agreement to supply carbon and energy infrastructure upgrades.
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | Published May 7, 2015 - Deadline June 1, 2015
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The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (COCH) and its partner the Carbon and Energy Fund Ltd wish to offer transformational change services to the NHS, Local and Central Government specific to low carbon energy efficient infrastructure and the ongoing management, facilities management, maintenance management or supply of utilities, lifecycling and performance of their contractual obligations therein. see www.carbonandenergyfund.net and this document for more information. This opportunity seeks to establish a framework of all capable suppliers who offer low carbon energy efficient infrastructure services, improvements and upgrades to existing or new public sector facilities. These upgrades should offer client authorities guaranteed reduced running costs, reduced energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions. Schemes should guarantee minimum levels of savings over the period of each contract let under the framework which may be for 15 to 30 years long (after installation), or the life of the plant installed The framework is also intended to be used for the national initiative for the installation of solar PV at scale into the HMG estate Individual mini-competitions may relate to any one, some or all of the services detailed herein Infrastructure improvements or upgrades may typically include combined heat and power, boilers (steam LTHW or MTHW), district heating, heat recovery, chilling, cooling, air handling, controls, solar PV, lighting, insulation, building insulation, glazing, water savings, waste to energy, pyrolysis, clinical waste destruction or removal, biomass, biogas, grid reinforcement, electrical (HV, MV and LV) improvements (demand reduction, generation, co-generation, tri-generation, standby generation), gas supplies (natural or biogas, on the national grid or not) technology to change or improve maintenance arrangements, medical or other records, electric vehicles, vehicle charging, vehicle maintenance, medical equipment charging or improvements, transfer of staff or subcontractors and any related technologies or services that are relevant to any mini-competition. In addition the remit of the Government Solar Strategy to install Solar PV at scales across the HMG Estate will be covered within this framework agreement opportunity This may also be elaborated to include any other form of renewable power generation as suitably identified within the given call-off project.
To this end, the contracting authority may accept consortia onto the framework if required in order to get the correct skill and experience mix. Management, facilities management, supply or lifecycling all relate to the supply, operation, and continued performance of the installation for the life of the contract using the bidders staff, contractors, or those of the procuring authority under the direction or guidance of the contractor. Lots in reference to this opportunity refer to the type of mini-competition to be run under the framework, one of which will take multiple bidders to a fixed price tender, and the other will reduce the bidders to one before seeking an investment grade proposal with that single contractor. Bidders are required to apply for both variant mini-competition routes. All companies on the framework will be asked to participate in a mini-competition for each project. In many cases the selected supplier will be expected to take over the existing energy facilities building/ boilerhouse or plant rooms relevant to the project, some under license and some under a simple lease, for the operational period of the contract. The selected suppliers will be expected to supply operational and maintenance support for the relevant plant and equipment, the details of which will be set out in the memorandum of information for each project. This may be extended to cover additional operation and maintenance of existing plant and equipment. Projects may be multi-site and may be multiagency (several public sector clients) Selected suppliers must be able to deliver and guarantee the energy and energy management services to the relevant public bodies over the lifetime of the contract which are typically 15 to 30 years after practical completion. The framework is available for use by the entire UK public sector as detailed in the additional information field.