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Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency in the building sector

Energy renovation of multi-apartment buildings

The calculation of the estimated value of procurement, setting the value thresholds, the selection of the appropriate procurement procedure, “splitting up of procurement”

Based on the frequently asked questions, and following the additional consultations, the following explanation is issued:

Considering that the subject-matter of this Public Call is energy renovation of multi-apartment buildings that is co-financed from the European funds and that specific rules apply, in order to calculate the estimated value of procurement the sums for goods, works and services for all activities taken in the energy renovation of a multi-apartment building shall be added up – these are the measures taken to achieve energy renovation, meaning energy savings (as described in the Guidelines for the Applicants):

  1.  Renovation of the building’s envelope – improving thermal insulation of the envelope adding, renovating, or replacing parts of the building that are a component of the envelope of the heated or cooled part of the building such as windows, doors, transparent elements of the façade, thermal insulation of the floors, walls, ceilings, flat, pitched and domed roofs, roofing and waterproofing;
  2.  Installation of the new, highly-efficient heating system;
  3.  Replacement of the existing domestic hot water heating system with the RES system;
  4.  Replacement of the interior lighting in the common areas with more efficient lighting systems;
  5.  Promoting the use of RES by installing the solar collector system for heating and domestic hot water heating, heat pumps, biomass heating plants or boilers, etc., if the generated energy is used solely for the purpose of a single architectural whole;
  6.  Introducing the building automatization and management system;
  7.  Installing access features (wheelchair ramps) for people with disabilities in accordance with the Ordinance on ensuring access to construction works for disabled persons and to persons with reduced mobility.

Note: the estimated value of procurement covers all goods, works and services for a single project proposal, and it is prohibited to split up the procurement in order to avoid the prescribed procedure for the entire estimated value, pointing out that multiple lots are allowed in the tendering procedure.

It shall not be considered that the subject-matter of procurement is divided into lots for the following activities:

 Energy audit of the building, preparing the report on the energy audit and the energy certificate, before and after the energy renovation, that have been carried

  1. out in accordance with the Building Act (OG 153/13), the regulations adopted pursuant to the Building Act and professional rules;
  2.  Preparation of the project documentation – preparation of the energy renovation main design of the building and the study, if applicable, depending on the type of building and works. The main design and studies have to be prepared in accordance with the Building Act (OG 153/13), Ordinance on the mandatory contents and format of construction work designs (OG 64/14, 41/15, 105/15, 61/16), regulations adopted under the Building Act, and the special regulation;
  3.  Supervision of construction;
  4.  Technical supervision, if applicable;
  5.  Occupational health and safety coordinator, if applicable.

Keep in mind:

  1.  For the procurement of goods and services of the total estimated value up to 20.000,00 kuna (net of VAT), i.e. for the procurement of works up to 50.000,00 kuna (net of VAT), Non-Purchasing Organisations (NPOs) shall implement a direct award of public contract by issuing a purchase order, as laid down in point 3 of Annex 2.  
  2.  For the procurement of goods and services of the total estimated value, NPOs can award procurement contracts based on a single bid (one tenderer):
  • For the procurement of goods and services of the estimated value from 20.000,00 kuna to 500.000,00 kuna (net of VAT),
  • For the procurement of works from 50.000,00 kuna to 1.000.000,00 kuna (net of VAT)

Before the commencement of this procedure, the NPO shall conduct a market research for the subject-matter of procurement by searching the Internet, or sending invitations for proposals to a certain number (no less than three) independent economic operators (which are not associated), and which, in the opinion of the NPO, can complete the subject-matter of procurement, in line with point 4 of Annex 2. 

3. For the procurement of the total estimated value of goods or services exceeding 500.000,00 kuna (net of VAT), or works exceeding 1.000.000,00 kuna (net of VAT), the Procurement notice shall be published on the NPO’s website or (if the NPO does not have one) on the website www.strukturnifondovi.hr, as laid down in point 5 of Annex 2.  

It has to be underlined that in the process of determining technical specifications of products that can be listed in the bills of quantities under the Public Procurement Act (OG 120/2016), special attention should be paid to Articles 209 and 210 of said Act.