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Business Resource Efficiency (BRE) advice and support

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Suffolk County Council
Procurement & Contract Management, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road
For the attention of: Janus van Helvert
IP1 2BX Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473264809

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Business Resource Efficiency (BRE) advice and support
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UKH14

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
As part of its commitment to low carbon economic growth, Suffolk County Council ('The Council') is looking to extend the Business Resource and Efficiency (BRE) advice and support available to Suffolk businesses, targeting Suffolk's 400 Medium Sized Businesses (MSBs). The Council seeks expressions of interest from organisations able to effectively:
1. Audit MSBs to identify actions to be taken to improve resource (including energy) efficiency and reduce carbon emissions
2. Support MSBs in taking such action
3. Market this service to MSBs, securing their engagement and willingness to contribute to the cost of the service
The value of the contract (excluding MSB contributions) is envisaged to be around GBP 300k over 2 years. Information about current services (which have tended to target smaller organisations) can be found at: The broader context for this new service is described in:
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 300 000,00 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314300, 79411000, 90714200, 90714400

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: