Rural Study into Ammonia – Hydrogen Production

Rural Study into Ammonia – Hydrogen Production

Scottish Enterprise wishes to commission a feasibility study to further explore the possibilities and concept of using wind power to produce hydrogen and subsequently ammonia, at an appropriate scale in Rural Scotland which would provide hydrogen and ammonia available for use by rural SMEs and local communities.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Enterprise

Procurement, Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street,

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

Linda Nailen

+44 1412482700

linda.nailen@scotent.co.uk

+44 1412481600
http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Rural Study into Ammonia-Hydrogen Production

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Scottish Enterprise wishes to commission a feasibility study to further explore the possibilities and concept of using wind power to produce hydrogen and subsequently ammonia, at an appropriate scale in Rural Scotland which would provide hydrogen and ammonia available for use by rural SMEs and local communities.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=248654.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=248654.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy
151000 Business

130 … Aberdeen & North-East
140 … Tayside, Central & Fife
150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 … Edinburgh & Lothians
170 … Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Scottish Enterprise wishes to commission a feasibility study to further explore the possibilities and concept of using wind power to produce hydrogen and subsequently ammonia, at an appropriate scale in Rural Scotland which would provide hydrogen and ammonia available for use by rural SMEs and local communities.

The strategic rationale for this feasibility study is to address market information/intelligence deficiencies that are inhibiting the development of, and investment in, capabilities to use/store excess wind energy in hydrogen and ammonia production. The provision of accurate and credible market, technical and physical information relating to the production, storage and use of hydrogen and ammonia will allow business investment decisions to be made and potentially unlock significant renewable activity that will have a positive impact on the rural economy.

There is increasing interest from rural businesses in the effective off grid storage and efficient use, of surplus wind power and it is possible that one of the most suitable ways to do this would be through on site hydrogen production and its subsequent conversion to ammonia. The benefit for rural businesses would be in using the hydrogen directly for heat, powering tractors and transport vehicles and as ‘stand by’ electricity generation. Rural businesses could also use the ammonia directly, as fertiliser.

It is anticipated that the project will take nine months to complete.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

P13-0163

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  11-01-2013

b) Deadline for requests to participate
14-01-2013  Time  12:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender  12-02-2013

d) Estimated award date  26-03-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=248654

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:248654)

5.2

Additional Documentation

P13-0163 PQQ

5.3

Publication date of this notice

20-12-2012

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