Carbon capture and storage commercialisation programme
The contract(s) may involve all or some of the research and development services necessary to demonstrate CCS technology, by generating knowledge as a result of carrying out feasibility studies, front end engineering and design (FEED) studies and/or the operation of demonstration projects.. UK-London: research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, Department of Energy and Climate Change
3rd floor, 55 Whitehall
Contact point(s): Lisa Agyen (Guy Tavernor before 5.3.2012 on +44 3000685466)
For the attention of: Lisa Agyen (Guy Tavernor before 5.3.2012 on +44 3000685466)
SW1A 2EY London
Telephone: +44 3000685170
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/emissions/ccs/ccs.aspx
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
The contract(s) may involve all or some of the research and development services necessary to demonstrate CCS technology, by generating knowledge as a result of carrying out feasibility studies, front end engineering and design (FEED) studies and/or the operation of demonstration projects.
The projects would be designed to demonstrate the capture, transport and/or storage of carbon dioxide at a commercial scale and on a long term basis. Projects must be located within Great Britain, with storage facilities located within the UK territorial waters or Gas Importation and Storage Zone (as defined in the Energy Act). Where CO2 captured in Great Britain is to be used for Enhanced Oil Recovery before being stored, we may also consider proposals involving storage in other EU Member States.
DECC’s current intention is for the projects to start demonstrating the carbon dioxide capture, transport and storage by 2016-2020.
DECC is seeking to ensure that, as a result of the programme, economic operators can take investment decisions to build CCS equipped facilities, in the early 2020s, without UK capital subsidy, at an agreed “contract for difference” (CfD) strike price that is competitive with the strike prices for other low carbon generation technologies.
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(1) early stage front-end engineering and design with a view to construction and operation of commercial plant and knowledge transfer;
(2) front-end engineering and design with a view to construction and operation of commercial plant and knowledge transfer;
(3) the provision of carbon capture and transportation and storage services by means of the design, construction and long term operation of demonstration projects and ongoing knowledge transfer.
Applicants may, at DECC’s discretion, be awarded contracts relating to one or more (or a combination) of the activities listed in the preceding sentence, sequentially and/or subject to satisfactory performance of contracts, satisfactory financial and technical outputs and knowledge transfer being recorded, and (where relevant) competition with peer projects.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Details of the proposed contractual framework will be communicated to bidders as part of the detailed discussion phase.
Interested parties are required to complete the qualification questionnaire section of the invitation to participate in discussion document, available from DECC via the contact point set out in Section 1.1 of this notice, and return it within the specified time period.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracts that DECC intends to award concern the provision of research and development services relating to the demonstration of carbon capture, transportation and storage where the benefit of such services will not be accrue exclusively to DECC. Such services are excluded from the ambit of Directive 2004/18/EC and Directive 2004 2004/17/EC and this notice is therefore published by DECC on a non-mandatory basis. The publication of this notice should not be taken to imply the acceptance by DECC of rules deriving from Directive 2004/18/EC or Directive 2004 2004/17/EC where such rules would not otherwise apply.
Participants will need to be able to deliver, or present credible proposals to deliver, either:
(1) a full-chain project (a project that involves at least each of the following elements:
(A) carbon capture from a power plant;
(B) carbon transportation;
(C) carbon storage and may, in addition to (A)-(C), include carbon capture from another power plant or industrial emitter)); or
(2) a part-chain project (a project that involves one or more but not all of the elements (A)-(C) listed above) and be able to show a realistic prospect of linking to a full-chain project; or
(3) a pre-FEED or FEED study relating to either a full-chain or part-chain project.
Economic operators which have applied to the NER300 scheme and those which have not are equally welcome to seek to participate in the process. Specific rules relating to the treatment of submissions which make reference to the inclusion of NER300 or other sources of public funding will be included within the tender documentation.
Participants who are awarded contracts under the CCS Commercialisation Programme for services which will result in low carbon electricity generation may also be eligible to enter into a CfD agreement under the UK Government’s proposed electricity market reforms.
DECC does not bind itself to accept any tender. DECC is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest or tendering for this opportunity. GO reference: GO-2012222-PRO-3731953.