Availability of Fuel

Groups: 
  • Services
Category: 
  • Engine Technology and Fuels
  • Environment
  • Waste Collection

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Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Contract Terms

Main Objective: 

The main purpose is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, by ensuring that fuel that is less available but more climate and environmentally friendly, which one has been offered, will be delivered throughout the entire contract period.

Requirement Specification: 

When using biofuels (biodiesel, biogas and bioethanol) or fuels meant for vehicles with zero-emission technology (such as electricity and hydrogen), documentation that the fuel is available must be available no later than upon the start of the contract.

If biofuels are procured, the supplier shall submit documentation from the fuel distributor showing that the batches of biofuel that are used on the contract meet the sustainability criteria in produktforskriften, and that these batches of fuel fulfil the requirements that are set in the contract.

[Reporting shall be done every 6th month and shall be submitted to the contracting authority no later than the 15th day in the next month (for the period 1.1-30.6, 15th July at the latest).

Documentation of the Requirement Specification: 

If you offer biofuels

  • Copy of the contract with the fuel distributor submitted no later than the start of the contract.
  • Documentation from the distributor showing that the batches of biofuel that are used on the contract meet the sustainability criteria in produktforskriften, and that these batches of fuel fulfil the requirements that are set in the contract.

If you offer fuels meant for vehicles with zero-emission technology

  • Description of how the fuels will be made available [max. 1 A4page].
Information about the Requirement Specification: 

Common to a number of biofuels and fuel-adapted vehicles with zero-emission technology is the fact that they are not readily available throughout Norway. It is therefore advisable to stipulate in the contract that the fuel offered can actually be delivered.

Contracts for the collection of household waste are often entered into about a year prior to the start of the contract. Therefore, there is ample time for the supplier to enter into a contract for fuel distribution before the start of the contract and to document this.

Distributors of biofuels shall be able to document fulfilment of the sustainability criteria in produktforskriften for the batches of biofuels that they sell (see link to produktforskriften under “external documents”.

By including a daily fine clause in the contract, the latter can be triggered if it should occur that the supplier does not operate with the agreed fuel or engine technology upon starting the contract. The daily fine might look like this:

Daily fine for defects:

If the stipulated requirements for environmental performance or matters related to environmental performance are not fulfilled (such as the choice of fuel and engine technology), and this is not due to force majeure or the Customer's circumstances, a delay on the part of the supplier will represent grounds for a daily fine. Daily fines will accrue automatically. The daily fine will amount to [0.15 per cent of the total consideration payable for the deliverables (the contract price, excluding value added tax), for each calendar day of delay, limited, however, to a maximum of one hundred (100) calendar days]. The Customer may not terminate the contract for as long as the daily fine is in effect. However, this time limit does not apply if the Supplier, or anyone for whom he is responsible, is guilty of wilful intent or gross negligence. If only part of the agreed service is delayed, the Supplier may demand a reduction of the daily fine that corresponds to the Customer's ability to use the part of the service that has been delivered.

Useful to combine with

  • Requirement specification Emissions from Vehicles
  • Award criterion Emissions from Vehicles

 

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Published: 28. Sep 2018, Last modified: 13. Oct 2018