Maintaining and Supporting the National Household Model

Maintaining and Supporting the National Household Model

Contractor to undertake the maintenance and support for their National Household Model.

United Kingdom-London: Market and economic research; polling and statistics

2016/S 101-179910

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department of Energy and Climate Change
Area 6D, 3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW
UNITED KINGDOM
Contact person: Dr Roger Lampert
Telephone: +44 3000685019
E-mail: roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address: www.decc.gov.uk

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

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

Other activity: economic modelling

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Maintaining and Supporting the National Household Model.

Reference number: TRN 1160/05/2016

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to undertake the maintenance and support for their National Household Model (NHM) to ensure the NHM can be accessed and used effectively by DECC analysts over 2016-19.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 133 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to undertake the maintenance and support for their National Household Model (NHM) to ensure the NHM can be accessed and used effectively by DECC analysts over 2016-19.

DECC works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change. In pursuit of this, the Government has committed to statutory Carbon Budgets which must be met to a specific timetable. It is DECC’s responsibility to develop and monitor the UK strategy for meeting these budgets. As part of this commitment, there is an extensive range of economic, scientific and social models that are used to analyse the effects of policy interventions across all sectors of the economy.

The primary analytical model for the domestic sector is the National Household Model (NHM) which has been under continuous development and use since February 2014. The current version has the functionality to model DECC’s main thermal energy efficiency and fuel poverty policies: Energy Company Obligation (private rented sector extension), Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Affordable Warmth. It is anticipated that the application will be extended to incorporate the functionality to model other low carbon and renewable heat policies as and when necessary.

Written primarily in Java with some smaller associated programs written in R, the NHM is open-source and can be downloaded from public Github repositories as specified in the Invitation to Tender. There is a user community within DECC of 10-15 people from the policy and analytical professions who require support in both scenario development and creation of new functionality in response to a changing and challenging policy landscape. The proposed contract covers technical maintenance of the model, testing and integration of third party improvements, user support in terms of scenario coding, documentation and training as well as small-scale development work. The supplier must provide support in a timely manner to allow development of policies to combat climate change and comply with our statutory obligations.

The Department invites tenders from competent organisations to supply the services described in the Invitation to Tender. The final deadline for all applications is 24.6.2016.

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: 133 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
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 you wish to take part in this procurement please register on the BIP solutions web site to receive the tender documents. Send your completed Proposal to Roger Lampert at address stipulated in the ‘Who to Contact’ section.

Please submit your proposal to the web site, in addition to e-mail your proposal by the deadline of Friday, 24.6.2016, 16:00 to:roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk Please also send 3 hard copies of your proposal and declarations by the tender deadline addressed to Roger Lampert, Area 6D, DECC, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW. Envelopes/packages should bear no reference to the tenderer by name and must be clearly marked as ‘Tender’.

Tenders will be received up to the time and date stated and not considered after the deadline. 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 Contracts Finder with this notice.

For questions on the procurement process or if you require further information concerning the tender process, or the nature of the proposed contract, email: roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk All questions must be submitted by Monday, 6.6.2016. Should questions arise during the tendering period, which in our judgement are of material significance, we will publish these questions with our formal reply by Monday, 13.6.2016 and circulate — unnamed — to all organisations that have expressed an interest in bidding. All contractors should then take that reply into consideration when preparing their own bids. Please refer to the ITT for more details on the indicative timetable of this tender exercise.

To apply for this work log on to: www.delta-esourcing.com and register your details. Access Code: N5UV583T45.

Contract Reference: 203655831.

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: 23/06/2016
Local time: 16:00
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

Duration in months: 36 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/06/2016
Local time: 16:00
Place:

3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Department of Energy and Climate Change Staff.

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.

If you wish to take part in this procurement please register on the BIP solutions web site to receive the tender documents. Send your completed Proposal to Roger Lampert at address stipulated in the ‘Who to Contact’ section.

Please submit your proposal to the web site, in addition to e-mail your proposal by the deadline of Friday, 24.6.2016, 16:00 to:roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk Please also send 3 hard copies of your proposal and declarations by the tender deadline addressed to Roger Lampert, Area 6D, DECC, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW. Envelopes/packages should bear no reference to the tenderer by name and must be clearly marked as ‘Tender’.

Tenders will be received up to the time and date stated and not considered after the deadline. 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 Contracts Finder with this notice.

For questions on the procurement process or if you require further information concerning the tender process, or the nature of the proposed contract, email: roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk All questions must be submitted by Monday, 6.6.2016. Should questions arise during the tendering period, which in our judgement are of material significance, we will publish these questions with our formal reply by Monday, 13.6.2016 and circulate — unnamed — to all organisations that have expressed an interest in bidding. All contractors should then take that reply into consideration when preparing their own bids. Please refer to the ITT for more details on the indicative timetable of this tender exercise.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Market-and-economic-research%3B-polling-and-statistics./N5UV583T45

To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/N5UV583T45

GO Reference: GO-2016523-PRO-8250677.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department of Energy and Climate Change
Area 6D, 3 Whitehall place
London
E18 2BA
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000685019
E-mail: roger.lampert@decc.gsi.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:

23/05/2016

 

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