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Supply of Electricity to the Scottish public sector and Scottish third sector organisations. The supplier will provide metering and billing services, and will provide trading services to facilitate supply of electricity from the wholesale markets.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tom Waring
Telephone: +44 1312445485
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Scottish Procurement Framework Agreement for the Supply of Electricity - Request for Information.

Reference number: SP-17-004
II.1.2)Main CPV code
09310000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Supply of Electricity to the Scottish public sector and Scottish third sector organisations.

The supplier will provide metering and billing services, and will provide trading services to facilitate supply of electricity from the wholesale markets.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scottish Procurement is the organisation tasked with procuring commodities on behalf of all Scottish public bodies. Scottish Procurement is located within the Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate of the Scottish Government.

The current framework agreement for the Supply of Electricity is due to expire on 31.3.2018, or 31.3.2019 if the final 12 month extension option is taken up.

Work has commenced on developing the procurement strategy, including canvassing of stakeholders' views. As part of this, Scottish Procurement recognise the value of suppliers having the opportunity to contribute their views, in accordance with Regulation 41 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross- border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about

Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement

The attached Request for Information is aimed at collating those views from potential market participants. The information gathered will be utilised in developing the Scottish public sector Supply of Electricity procurement strategy and any subsequent National Framework arrangements. No single submission will define the National Framework in its entirety but all responses will be used to inform the procurement strategy.

To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=478877

Suppliers and other interested parties should read and complete the attached Request for Information document and return it to by 24.2.2017.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
21/04/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=478877

(SC Ref:478877).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/01/2017