Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 9 January 2020

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 9 January 2020

  • Tender Closing Date: 17 February 2020

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: No

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Works



Portsmouth City Council - the 'Council' - is inviting tenders for inclusion onto a multi contractor framework agreement that will be used to let the design, supply and installation of solar PV systems and associated equipment such as, but not limited to, battery storage retrofit and electric vehicle charging points.

The Council is aiming to have established the framework agreement by April 2020. Once in place the agreement will run for a duration of 4 years extendable in increments to be agreed to a maximum term of 8 years.

The framework will be available for access to all contracting authorities - local authorities, universities, health, emergency services, etc. - situated within Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Dorset, Surrey, Wiltshire, Dorset and Oxfordshire who may use the agreement to install systems across their property portfolios. In addition, whilst this will not be the primary focus of business activity, the framework agreement may also be used to install systems onto private sector residential properties and privately owned commercial / industrial properties. Installation of systems to such properties will not be limited to the county areas stated above and may be delivered on a nationwide basis.

The Council has a direct pipeline of demand which will be let using the framework agreement and has established working relationships with a number of other eligible contracting authorities - 8 currently. However, the Council cannot provide any commitments or guarantees of usage whether directly or via other eligible contracting authorities.

The total value of work let via the framework agreement could range over 8 years from £100M based upon current expected business growth projections to £500M if a significant level of further demand is brought forward by developing further relationships with public and private sector customers. The upper value estimate of £500Mis non-binding on the Council who may let significantly higher values of work via the framework agreement to meet demand.

The framework agreement will be established via evaluation of tenders submitted for the following live Council project:


Design, Supply and Installation of 250kW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and 10no. 5kW Batteries. Start on site 27thApril 2020 and estimated works duration of 8 weeks.

The project will be let on an individual basis to the tendering contractor who achieves the highest score following assessment of submitted bids under a JCT Minor Works Contract w/ Contractors Design.

That contractor plus the next ranking contractors up to a maximum total number of 12 will be appointed onto the framework agreement. The framework agreement will be let using the Council's standard framework terms.

A framework tiering system will be established with a primary tier made up of the highest scoring 6 contractors and a secondary tier of the next highest 6 contractors on a ranked...

About the Buyer

Contact name: Procurement Service

Address: Guildhall Square Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Telephone: 023 9268 8235

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £100,000,000 - £500,000,000