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Renewables and Energy Efficiency Works and Associated Consultancy Services through PfH Scotland.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Procurement for Housing Scotland Limited
151 West George Street
For the attention of: Nicola Charlton
G2 2JJ Glasgow
Telephone: +44 8458645100

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Procurement for Housing Limited
2 Olympic Way, Birchwood
For the attention of: Nicola Charlton
WA2 0YL Warrington
Telephone: +44 8458645100
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: central purchasing body
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Renewables and Energy Efficiency Works and Associated Consultancy Services through PfH Scotland.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Scotland.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
Procurement for Housing have historically provided a Renewables offering in the form of 3 Retrofit Frameworks that covered the supply and installation of Solar PV, Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery and Insulation. The Frameworks were set up in May/June 2011 for four years and each Framework was awarded to a range of suppliers and contractors for the provision of Renewables in those 3 areas. As these Frameworks were coming to the end of their terms PfH have recently tendered a Renewables offering within England, Wales and Northern Ireland and wanted to offer a bespoke approach to the market for our Scottish Members.
The purpose of this new agreement is to ensure we can provide a framework suitable for members of PfH Scotland, or other applicable Public Sector bodies that is reflective of an ever evolving market, therefore it is PfH Scotland's intention to expand and update the offering. The scope of works to be included will be expanded into technology areas that were not covered in the original Framework. In addition, the Framework will allow members to gain access to consultancy, advice, and guidance on: funding and grants; and technology specific expertise. It is important that Renewables and Energy Efficiency Works are not considered in isolation, but in the context of contributing to a secure, resilient, affordable and low carbon energy requirement. The benefits might be compared, for example, with using funds to carry out energy efficiency measures.
Since access to funding and grants will differ PfH Scotland are also looking to encourage localised contractors to bid for this opportunity, the agreement will be split regionally to ensure the right offering is provided.
This framework presents a distinct offering and welcomes niche suppliers to apply for specific lots if they wish to do so, the framework will cover the following works; Solar Panel Systems, Solar Thermal Systems, Heat Pumps - Air Source & Ground Source, Insulation Systems - Internal, Cavity Wall, Roof & Loft, Under floor and External Wall, Biomass Boilers, District Heating Systems, Underfloor Heating and Overfloor Heating, Electricity Storage Systems and Voltage Optimisers, Micro Combined Heat & Power Solutions, Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery, Rainwater Harvesting, SMART Technology Systems, Funding & Grant Consultancy and Technical Consultancy.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland PCS)Web Site at
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45261215, 09330000, 09331000, 09300000, 09332000, 09331200, 45261410, 45321000, 45320000, 50721000, 42515000, 39715200, 42511110, 50700000, 50711000, 42512000, 73210000, 73000000, 45331000, 42520000, 42500000, 45331210, 45331200, 31155000, 09331100, 31712347, 38126200, 71621000, 90713000, 42510000, 45232450, 33961000, 44621200, 45232141, 45331100, 50720000, 44162000, 45315000, 41000000, 45310000, 45311000, 73200000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.5.2016
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
VI.2)Additional information:
PfH Scotland regional split;
Eastern Scotland UKM2; Angus and Dundee UKM21, Clackmannanshire and Fife UKM22, East Lothian and Midlothian UKM23, Scottish Borders UKM24, Edinburgh UKM25, Falkirk UKM26, Perth and Kinross, and Stirling UKM27, West Lothian UKM28
2. South Western Scotland UKM3; East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Helensburgh and Lomond UKM31, Dumfries and Galloway UKM32, East and North Ayrshire mainland UKM33, Glasgow UKM34, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire, and Renfrewshire UKM35, North Lanarkshire UKM36, South Ayrshire UKM37, South Lanarkshire UKM38
3. North Eastern Scotland UKM5; Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire UKM50
4. Highlands and Islands UKM6, Caithness and Sutherland, and Ross and Cromarty UKM61, Inverness, Nairn, Moray, and Badenoch and Strathspey UKM62, Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh, Arran and Cumbrae, and Argyll and Bute (except Helensburgh and Lomond) UKM63, Eilean Siar (Western Isles) UKM64, Orkney Islands UKM65, Shetland Islands UKM66
(SC Ref:415395).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: