Public Sector Network Tender Alert


19402-2013: UK-Royal Tunbridge Wells: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support. Marketing services. Electronic auction services. The Local Authorities named below (the Participating Councils) have agreed that Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (the Council) shall act as the lead authority to act on behalf of the Participating Councils to jointly procure a suitably qualified intermediary to establish a collective energy switching scheme for their combined area. The joint aim of the Participating Councils is to run a local collective switching scheme to enable their residents to access a better deal on their energy bills, and make provision for vulnerable consumers within the scheme. The Council is seeking to appoint (on behalf of the Participating Councils) a service provider to deliver an IT based solution to run a collective energy switching scheme. This will include undertaking engagement with energy suppliers to run (reverse) auctions on behalf of the residents of the Participating Councils (including those residents using pre-paid meter cards and in affordable and/or social housing). However, the scheme should not exclude residents outside those administrative areas. The solution shall include:
1. Project management support for the lead authority;
2. A website to enable online registrations for the scheme;
3. Implementation of a paper based process for residents without access to the internet;
4. Robust data security measures to protect resident's data;
5. A helpdesk service for residents' queries regarding the auction;
6. Standardised marketing materials and communications support;
7. Training and and guidance to each Participating Council's staff;
8. Energy supplier negotiation, communicating the results of the reverse auction and other associated administrative functions.
The intention is to initiate the first scheme at the start of March 2013 (in order to maximise the potential benefit to communities).
The Participating Councils are:
Dartford Borough Council
Dover District Council
Gravesham Borough Council
Tunbridge and Wells Borough Council

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Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Town Hall
For the attention of: Louise Woollen
TN1 1RS Royal Tunbridge Wells
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Electronic access to information:
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: See paragraph 2 of the Additional Information set out in section VI.3 below.

Published: 19 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 25 Feb 2013