Contract opportunities - 2013 archive

Collective Energy Collective Scheme

(This contract opportunity is now closed)

Expressions of interest sought 

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (RBK) is seeking expressions of interest from service providers to develop a total energy saving solution and to run collective energy switching schemes by means of reverse auction with energy suppliers on behalf of Participating Councils’ residents (including those residents utilising pre-paid meter cards and in affordable and/or social housing) with the opportunity to add a fixed, variable or green tariff (where applicable).

This contract opportunity is a public services concession contract. As such, the publication of a contract notice in respect of this opportunity is being undertaken by the Council on a voluntary basis.

The Contract will be entered into by the Council acting as a Central Purchasing Body for and on behalf of the
Participating Councils. The Participating Councils include: Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London
Boroughs of Bexley, Brent, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Harrow, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest & Greenwich. 

Tender process 

RBK will be using a two stage accelerated restricted tender process for this procurement exercise.

Suppliers are invited to express an interest in the opportunity by applying to the person detailed below for a
Supplier Questionnaire .

Based on our evaluation of the Supplier Questionnaires received, RBK will seek to invite between 3 and 4
contractors to submit full tenders for the contract.

Submission of Supplier Questionnaires

The Supplier Questionnaire must be returned by 3pm on Thursday 7th  March 2013.

Supplier Questionnaires will then be appraised and Invitations to Tender issued.

The deadline for submission of tender documentation is by 3pm on Friday 22nd March.

It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded on Wednesday 3rd April 2013 with initiation of the first scheme in early April in order to maximise the benefit to communities.

The initial switch will include all Participating Councils; any subsequent switches may include one or any number of the Participating Councils.

Companies wishing to participate in the process must express an interest by writing by email to the person
named below. Companies will then be sent a copy of the Supplier Questionnaire:

Troy Aitken
Pan-London Regional Coordinator
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Guildhall 2
High Street
Surrey KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8547 4730
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