Hydrogen Supply Chain Technical Evidence and Modelling Tool

Hydrogen Supply Chain Technical Evidence and Modelling Tool

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking to appoint a contractor (or contractors) to collate and assess a range technical evidence on the hydrogen supply chain.

United Kingdom-London: Research services

2017/S 011-016166

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Will Hall
Telephone: +44 3000688041
E-mail: will.hall@beis.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.beis.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.beis.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Research-services./62B97ZCU8C
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-title/62B97ZCU8C
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Hydrogen supply chain technical evidence and modelling tool.

Reference number: TRN 1265/01/2017

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73110000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is seeking to appoint a contractor (or contractors) to collate and assess a range technical evidence on the hydrogen supply chain and develop a modelling tool that can analyse the costs of hydrogen infrastructure.

The main aim of this project is to improve our current understanding of the technical-infrastructural requirements, and associated energy system costs, for a transition towards a reliance on low carbon hydrogen to meet the demand for heat. This will involve (1) collating and assessing the evidence base and (2) developing a modelling tool.

The primary focus of this work will be to assess hydrogen infrastructure evidence for heat in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The tool should also be able to incorporate the appropriate functionality to allow it to model geographical demands.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Incubation Planning

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000
79311400
79315000
65400000
71314000
24111600
79311410

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Collation and critical assessment of evidence and project management

1.1 In order to develop an effective hydrogen infrastructure model, the project will need to assess and collate the existing evidence for the possible hydrogen supply chains to provide us with the best, most recently available data.

First, this will require an exercise to collate the most recent evidence together in one place for ease of use. We expect that this exercise to necessitate the involvement of significant expertise and experience in this area. This evidence needs to be assessed by the contractors, to understand the uncertainty around the evidence at each part of the supply chain. Engineering input may also be required to translate foreign evidence into a format that is relevant for the UK context, to fill gaps in the evidence base and to make judgements as to appropriate assumptions for the likes of learning curves and build times.

1.2 An important part of this project will be to peer review the hydrogen evidence being used. To do this, it is the contractor will need to assemble propose a group of key members from industry and academia to review and provide comment on this work. At minimum, this group should include representatives from the gas distribution networks.

1.3 LOT 1 will also encompass an important project management role between BEIS and the hydrogen supply chain technical evidence and modelling tool project, as a whole. This is to ensure that the evidence collation and assessment exercise works with the model development to form an assumptions log to the required standard. Moreover, this relationship between the two LOTs and BEIS needs to be managed effectively so that the model incorporates a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of the assumptions within the model and how they have been interpreted.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 125 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

If a contract is awarded it will be for 6 months with the potential for a further work in the 12-18 month period after the initial outputs have been delivered. The value above represents the higher end of a 100 000 GBP – 125 000 GBP which is detailed in the tender documents.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Modelling Tool

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000
79311400
79315000
65400000
71314000
24111600
79311410

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2:

2.1 The next stage of this project will incorporate this available evidence into a modelling tool.

In terms of the model itself, this will involve either developing an existing modelling tool or creating a new tool. Beyond costing up different parts of the hydrogen supply chain, this tool must include the functionality to be able to answer the list of research questions contained within the tender documents.

To be able to answer these questions the model will require:

—A high level of temporal detail that is able to capture intra-day demand swings in order to model the impact of fluctuating demand on storage capacity and other associated hydrogen infrastructure.

—A high level of spatial detail. This will remain unspecified. We expect a contractor to make a case for adopting their chosen level of spatial detail (or levels of detail) and why it would be best suited to this project.

—A comprehensive representation of the relevant technologies, provided by the prior evidence collation and assessment exercise

The different heat demands will be provided to the contractor by BEIS analysts. This will include annual demand and peak demand. Inter-regional transport and hydrogen for power demands will also be developed, working with the contractors.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 125 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

If a contract is awarded it will be for 6 months with the potential for a further work in the 12-18 month period after the initial outputs have been delivered.

The value above represents the higher end of a 100 000 GBP – 125 000 GBP which is detailed in the tender documents.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/02/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/02/2017
Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Research-services./62B97ZCU8C

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/62B97ZCU8C

GO Reference: GO-2017113-PRO-9395913.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000688041
E-mail: will.hall@beis.gov.ukInternet address:www.beis.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/01/2017

 

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