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Facilities Energy Project

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Council Offices, Sandwick Road
Contact point(s): F&CR
For the attention of: Ian Cockburn
HS1 2BW Stornoway
Telephone: +44 8456007090
Fax: +44 1851705349

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Council Offices, Sandwick Road
Contact point(s): F&CR
For the attention of: Ian Cockburn
HS1 2BW Stornoway
Telephone: +44 8456007090
Fax: +44 1851705349
Internet address:

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.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Facilities Energy Project
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Western Isles Area.
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
See attached Questionnaire.
The purpose of this Prior Information Notice ("PIN”) is to alert the market that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Local Authority for the Western Isles Area, is inviting potential service providers to participate in a soft market testing ("SMT”) exercise. The Comhairle is looking for strategic bidders for a significant opportunity to introduce a renewable energy solution, preferably in partnership, across the Comhairle's property estate. This exercise is designed to canvass market opinion on the potential of providing a practical, cost-effective and energy-efficient solution.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09300000, 09330000, 31121300, 31121320, 31121330, 09331000, 09331200

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.12.2013
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
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:
The publication of this PIN does not commit the Comhairle to any particular procurement process or to appoint a service-provider or to the taking forward of the project.
Potential service-providers must note that a response to this PIN does not guarantee an invitation to participate in this or any future procurement that the Comhairle may conduct, nor that the Comhairle will procure any such services or accept any proposals offered. Should a notice to tender be published a new expression of interest would be required in accordance with that notice.
Please note that this PIN has been issued by the Comhairle purely as a notification to potential service-providers that the Comhairle is considering procuring this service.
Any procurement of services by the Comhairle will be carried out strictly in accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
The Comhairle reserves the right to amend the scope of its requirements as described in this PIN.
Except for completion of the SMT documentation and any associated clarification required, please do not take any further action or contact the Comhairle at this point as no further details will be released until publication of any contract notice and the issue of any tender documentation.
I would be obliged if you could please respond to this request by email at the latest on:
18.2.2013 at 12:00 hrs.
(SC Ref:251971)
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: