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Common Procurement VocabularyEngineering design services
Procurement MethodOpen procedure
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No. of Lots 1

Status Active

Published 1st Dec 2023

Tender Details
Common Procurement VocabularyEngineering design services
Procurement MethodOpen procedure

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Aberdeen Heat & Power Ltd

63 Cotton Street


AB11 5EG


Ian Davidson


ian.davidson [at]


+44 1224580058


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM - Scotland

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

I.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other type

Local Authority Arms Length External Orginisation

I.5) Main activity

Other activity

District Heating

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Design Services for District Heating Projects

II.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 71320000 - Engineering design services

II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Framework Agreement for the provision of Design, Construction and Commissioning Management Services for the delivery of District Heating

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £1,500,000

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 09323000 - District heating

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKM50 - Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Aberdeen Heat and Power are seeking proposals from suitably qualified and experienced individuals or organisations to provide Consultant Engineer and Principal Designer services to support the company in the development and delivery of district heating projects, the strategic approach to developing low-carbon district heating in Aberdeen, and, Construction and Commissioning Management Services to deliver these district heating projects.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60

Price - Weighting: 40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £1,500,000

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions

Selection Criteria as per Documents

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As per contract details

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV. Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


31 January 2024

Local time


IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31 July 2024

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


1 February 2024

Local time




Section VI. Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

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

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:752023)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Aberdeen Heat and Power

63 Cotton Street, Aberdeen


AB11 5EG


ian.davidson [at]


+44 7989775890


United Kingdom