Joint Venture For Energy and Sustainability
Eastbourne Borough Council | Published June 1, 2016 - Deadline December 31, 2016
The commercial opportunities that would be available for each of the sustainability sectors listed below are based on what EBC and other participants want to achieve over the next 20-30 years. A list of potential starter projects have already been identified and can be found in the MOI. The JV arrangement may involve services, works or supplies being developed and delivered and commercial opportunities taken forward in a number of sectors, summarised below:
• Energy – efficiency, generation, supply, demand and distribution, R&D
• Transport – cleaner transport and vehicle usage
• Fresh food production - next generation commercial greenhouses linked with energy generation
• Fresh fish or protein production - sustainable fish or protein farms linked with energy generation
• Waste - collection and circular economy
• Water – supply and adaption
The final Joint Venture (JV) structure and commercial terms is something that EBC wishes to develop during the negotiation process. EBC’s preferred option is to implement an incremental partnership drawing on the approaches developed by joint venture models such as the Hub concept that was developed by the Scottish Futures Trust. However, unlike the Hub model, rather than form a company at the outset for the JV element of the arrangements, the initial proposal is to have a contractual JV which may, if the parties agree, be incorporated during the course of the arrangements. The intention is to put in place a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) which acts as the umbrella or top-level governance arrangement in terms of the relationship with the selected joint venture partner as well as setting out the process in relation to the delivery of projects, supplies, works and services. The SPA is therefore anticipated to set up multiple layers of involvement to cover these different elements.
EBC is willing to discuss the benefits of setting up a joint venture company at the outset with Potential Partners during the procurement process.
The primary purpose of the initial contractual Joint Venture would be to develop business cases and once a business case is developed it could be taken forwards through separate project agreements and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs). The basis of the exact arrangements for each project would come out of the business plan process – these might be an extension of the JV in nature or might be more works/services/supplies based or involve concessions.
The JV will provide (or arrange for the provision of) “Partnering Services” in relation to the needs of the JV Areas primarily to provide and deliver (or manage the provision or delivery through its supply chain)of a mixture of energy and sustainability works, services and supplies (“Transformational Projects”) the beneficiaries of which may be the public participants named in this notice or the wider public and commercial organisations. It is anticipated that the Transformational Projects may be delivered through a range of contract and financial structures and may include special purpose vehicles established by the JV and participants in the JV arrangements.
The Partnering Services to be provided by the JV may also include but will not be limited to: Partnering and Collaborative Working; Estate Management; demonstration of Continuous Improvement in Value for Money; Property Development; Supply Chain Management; Funding; Regeneration and Community Involvement; Strategic Estate Planning and Service Planning.
Further details on the structure of the arrangements, the Hub model and scope of projects and Partnering Services can be found in the MOI obtainable from the address in section 1.3 of this notice (https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing)