Capacity Market Design Expert

Capacity Market Design Expert

Contract value:£0 – £45,000. We require expert advice during the policy development phase of the UK Capacity Market over the next year. In particular we are looking for experts who have practical experience on designing and implementing other international Capacity Markets in the US and Europe.

Reference number: 420/06/2012

Deadline date:16/07/2012

This deadline is for… 12 noon

Contract value:£0 – £45,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

 

Description of the contract

We require expert advice during the policy development phase of the UK Capacity Market over the next year. In particular we are looking for experts who have practical experience on designing and implementing other international Capacity Markets in the US and Europe. We need to do significant further work to develop detailed rules on how the Capacity Market will work in practice. Person specification: • previous experience of international Capacity Market design; • provide critical evaluation and assessment of Capacity Market design options; • provide advice on solutions to complex design considerations within a short timeframe as necessary; • provide a challenge function to the DECC design team; • provide input to the Capacity Market Expert Group as required; and • familiarity with the GB electricity market. We require advice on: • the choice of incentive model/penalty regime, including (as necessary) the choice of reference market and whether and how to cap participants’ liabilities; • the auction process to contract capacity; • the treatment of different types of capacity in a Capacity Market, e.g. generation, DSR, storage, etc; • the treatment of existing and new capacity; • how the costs of a capacity market are recovered from industry players; and • how to determine the level of capacity to contract, including the development of a security standard; and • how to limit cost exposure.

 

Documents

 

Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

79415200 Design consultancy services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Mala Gill

Organisation name Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Address 4th Floor, 3, Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AW

Telephone 0300 068 5884

Extension number: 5884

Fax

Web address www.decc.gov.uk

 

How to apply

If you wish to take part in this procurement please contact Mala Gill (telephone number or email as above) for the Tender Specification and relevant documents for this procurement. 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 terms and conditions, which are available on the main DECC website – www.decc.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 noon on 16 July 2012. We require 3 hard copies (one of which must be signed). Electronic versions of your bids are to be sent to Mala Gill (Mala.Gill@decc.gsi.gov.uk). Interviews, if deemed necessary, will be held in the week commencing 23 July 2012 (suppliers will be notified of this in the week commencing 16 July 2012). If successful and upon contract signature, the supplier is expected to attend a kick-off meeting taking place after 23 July 2012. Project completion is required by 31 July 2013.