Annual Fuel Poverty Modelling for England 2016 – 2018
The purpose of the project is to enable the department to produce annual fuel poverty National Statistics on the number of households in fuel poverty based on the Low Income High Cost definition.
United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
3 Whitehall Place
For the attention of: Dr Bex Newell
SW1Y 2AW London
Telephone: +44 3000688048
General address of the contracting authority: www.decc.gsi.gov.uk
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Electronic access to information: www.delta-esourcing.com
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.delta-esourcing.com
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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The supplier will deliver the baseline annual fuel poverty datasets. This includes using information from various national datasets about household characteristics to model: (a) the fuel consumption the household requires to maintain an adequate standard of warmth and meet other basic energy needs; (b) fuel prices for each household; (c) the full income of all the household members; and (d) creation of key variable flags and simulated Policy impacts, which are not available directly from the English Housing Surveys (EHS). The supplier is expected to fully quality assure and document all data validation, assumptions, processing and analysis to National Statistics standards and should be made available to the department for quality assurance purposes. In addition, the contract also includes undertaking specified fuel poverty analysis, such as the provision of sub-national estimates of fuel poverty, uncertainty analysis and methodological development and testing.
We are looking for a collaborative partner who will bring both statistical and energy modelling expertise along with an understanding of Government energy policy to successfully deliver the annual Fuel Poverty Modelling contract, which forms part of a National Statistics time-series for England. Consortium bids are welcomed.
The contract will be made up of 5 key components with specific deliverables as listed in the specification. The bid should be disaggregated by component, and for each component, the raw data that is extracted, validated and adapted for use in the fuel poverty modelling should be fully documented and quality assured as part of the process. The primary data source for the Fuel Poverty Modelling is the English Housing Survey (EHS) but includes other Official sources. In brief, the 5 components include:
— Modelling the energy requirement for each household in the EHS, using a BREDEM model (or equivalent.
— Modelling the fuel prices for each household using annual EHS and National Fuel Prices data.
— Modelling the full income of all household members in the EHS.
— Derivation of household level fuel poverty datasets and documentation detailing each of the above components along with fuel poverty levels and the associated fuel poverty gap, further split by key policy, socio-demographic and housing characteristics.
— Project management including regular update meetings with the Department and any overheads.
For each component, all data validation, assumptions, processing and code should be logged and made available to the department for quality assurance purposes.
The contract must remain sufficiently flexible so that it reacts to changes in either the methodology of the fuel poverty modelling, the EHS, or both. A section of the budget will need to be retained for unplanned important work that DECC deem important and needs to be carried out by the contractor.
To ensure that potential bidders have opportunity to seek further clarification of our requirements for this contract, the department will respond to all questions electronically, uploading Q&A via the OJEU portal. Any questions submitted within 24 hours of the tender deadline will not be answered.
For background information, the full specification and further information on this project please see the ITT.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
73000000, 73100000, 73110000, 73200000, 73210000, 79315000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
— Spring 2017 (2015 Fuel Poverty estimates).
— Spring 2018 (2016 Fuel Poverty estimates)
In addition, there will be an option for two single year extensions to the contract (at the end of the initial two year period, and if extended, at the end of first years extension).
Therefore, the total budget, excluding VAT, for a 4 year contract (assuming the extensions are agreed) is a maximum of 1 400 000 GBP. Suppliers should not exceed the upper ceiling of this budget in real terms but allow an inflationary index for this period
There are 5 key components within the contract that should be priced individually, with an allocation from the budget for any unplanned ad-hoc work:
—Component 1 (Modelling household energy requirements).
—Component 2 (Modelling fuel prices).
—Component 3 (Modelling household incomes).
—Component 4 (Derivation of annual Fuel Poverty datasets and documentation).
—Component 5 (Project Management).
There will be a contract break by 30.6.2017, where the authority will decide whether to continue with individual components within this contract.
For Components 1 to 4, tenderers should consider what they will need to do to achieve the outcomes in the specification, presenting work packages including methodological detail where appropriate. Component 5 should include project plans, risk managements plans and identification of any inter-dependencies between components.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 400 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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GO Reference: GO-2016120-PRO-7603491.
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