DECC Emergency Response Exercise

DECC Emergency Response Exercise

Contract value:£0 – £200,000. The Government’s aim is to reduce the risk from emergencies so that people can go about their business freely and with confidence .

Reference number: TRN 560/01/2013

Deadline date:15/02/2013

This deadline is for… 17.00

Contract value:£0 – £200,000

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

The Government’s aim is to reduce the risk from emergencies so that people can go about their business freely and with confidence . As part of this, Cabinet Office coordinates a framework of emergency exercises which simulate an emergency situation. Where the scale or complexity of an emergency is such that some degree of Government coordination or support becomes necessary, a designated Lead Government Department is responsible for the overall management of the Government response. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is the Lead Government Department for energy supply emergencies. This covers major supply disruptions to electricity, gas and petroleum products. DECC has well established emergency response arrangements in place which are routinely tested. As part of this testing and validation regime we are tendering for consultants to design, deliver and facilitate two Command-Post Exercises (CPXs): 1. A major ‘Tier 1’ exercise to be held in April 2014 that simulates a major disruption to the electricity supply; and 2. An internal DECC “Tier 2” exercise to be held in Autumn 2013 as a training exercise for DECC staff involved in emergency response. The Contractor’s scope of work will be to carry out all activities necessary to design, deliver and facilitate the two exercises, as well as perform post-exercise evaluation.


Classification of the contract

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security


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: 15 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Christine McDougall

Organisation name Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Address Area 3E, 3, Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AW

Telephone 0300 068 5138

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

Tender documents are available on the contract finder website. 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 – 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 15 February 2013. We require 4 hard copies (one of which must be signed and priced). Interviews, if deemed necessary, will be held on 28 February.