Whole System Costs of Electricity Generation Technologies

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Created on19/09/2014
Reference numberTRN 875/09/2014
Deadline date30/09/2014
This deadline is for...12:00 for hard copies of proposals to be returned to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London W1A 2 AW
Estimated length of contract5 Months
Estimated value£100,000 - £150,000
Location where the contract is to be carried outLondon
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes
Name of the buying organisation Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) (see other contracts from this organisation)

Description of the contract

The contract aims to: (1) supplement DECC’s understanding of whole system costs and improve DECC’s evidence base in terms of current whole system costs by technology; (2) conditional on the findings under 1), further develop DECC’s models to be able to deal with these whole system costs of different technologies formally; (3) be able to appropriately assess how whole system costs affect generator behaviours under different policy schemes/regulations and how changes to these affect whole system costs (e.g. includes policies set by DECC and other Government departments, regulations put in place by Ofgem and schemes run by the System Operator). Furthermore, the purpose is to be able to robustly compare the overall costs to society of scenarios with differing penetrations of intermittent renewables.


(10 9 2014 Whole system costs of Electricity generation technologies ITT.docx)
model input and assumptions
(10 9 2014 DECC Model input and assumptions log.xlsx)
Terms and conditions
(DPF31 - DECC Terms and Conditions for Services.doc)
Questions and Answers about this invitation to tender
(19 9 2014 Response to questions raised on the ITT.docx)

Additional information

Additional NotesIf you wish to take part in this procurement please see the attached Tender documents attached to this Notice and send your completed Proposal to Paro Konar and Birgit Wosnitza at address stipulated in the “Who to Contact” section. Any late submissions will not be considered. DECC reserves the right to halt the procurement process and to not award a contract. DECC will not be held liable for recovery of costs from unsuccessful bids if a contract is not awarded. All costs will be borne by the bidding organisations. If a contract is created it will be upon DECC Standard Terms and Conditions, which are available on the main DECC website - www.decc.gsi.gov.uk and will be issued to organisations invited to submit a tender bid. Completed tender submission must be returned by post to DECC, address given at the top of this advertisement, by 1200hrs on 30.09.2014. We require 3 hard copies (one of which must be signed). Electronic versions of your bids are to be sent to paro.konar@decc.gsi.gov.uk and Birgit.wosnitza@decc.gsi.gov.uk. Interviews, if deemed necessary, will be held in the week commencing 06.10.2014 (suppliers will be notified of this by 03.10.2014). If successful and upon contract signature, the supplier is expected to attend a kick-off meeting taking place on 10.10.2014. Project completion is required by 10th of March 2015.
Is it a framework agreement?No

Who to contact

Contact name Paro Konar / Birgit Wosnitza
Email Paro.konar@decc.gsi.gov.uk / birgit.wosnitza@decc.gsi.gov.uk
Address Area 4D, , 3, Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AW
Telephone 0300 068 8280/6014
Web address www.decc.gov.uk

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