Department for Education Energy Pods for Schools – Market Engagement Events 22-24 November 2022

The DfE are seeking engagement from end users, potential Contractors, Suppliers and other interested parties about the DfE’s proposals for off-site Energy Pods for schools.

Department for Education Energy Pods for Schools, Market Engagement Event

Contract summary

 

Industry

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Location of contract

England

Procurement reference

DFE Energy Pods

Published date

4 November 2022

Closing date

30 November 2022

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

The Department for Education (DfE) have commissioned a team of experts to deliver a research and innovation project known as Energy Pods and we need your help. Arcadis is leading the market engagement on behalf of the DfE.

The DfE are seeking engagement from end users, potential Contractors, Suppliers and other interested parties about the DfE’s proposals for off-site Energy Pods for schools. This will cover the enclosure/MEP equipment and extend to the enabling works required on site to receive the Energy Pod.

The objective of this engagement is to research and assess the off-site opportunities, establish the extent of current solutions and technologies available and understand the appetite and scale from the market. This will help inform procurement planning in readiness for future delivery to meet the strategic direction.

Market engagement will comprise a presentation which will delivered on three occasions, on 22, 23 and 24 November 2022, followed by questionnaires to be completed by attendees. A recording of the presentation will be made available. The engagement will explore other influential drivers of this research project such as practicalities of delivery, embodied carbon, material resource/sources, buildability and sequencing. Long-term requirements such as warranties and maintenance will need to be covered as well.

The feedback from the questionnaires will be reviewed critically to ensure that the quality and requirements of the Energy Pod are preserved, whilst incorporating useful and pragmatic outcomes/observations. This will be part of a wider discussion within the team during design development.

How can you help?
• The DfE are undertaking research and seeking innovation in the provision of proposed energy pods at schools and wish to engage with the market.

• The DfE will be delivering an online presentation, on three occasions as follows. Links to register via Eventbrite are available below.
­ 22 November 2022, 9am to 11am
­ 23 November 2022, 3pm to 5pm
­ 24 November 2022, 9am to 11am

• We have created a list of questions for our stakeholders to respond to and provide information, which are detailed in the attached briefing document. Links to the online questionnaires will be provided after the presentation, which should be completed by 30 November 2022.
• Links to the online questionnaires will be provided after the presentation and we would like to hear from you by 30 November 2022.

Where to sign up for more details
• You can register to attend an online presentation on one of the following dates:
­ 22 November 2022, 9am to 11am
­ 23 November 2022, 3pm to 5pm
­ 24 November 2022, 9am to 11am

• You can register through Eventbrite, using the following:
­ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/department-for-education-energy-pods-market-engagement-tickets-460826754227

• If you are unable to attend on these dates, you can request a recording of the presentation through the following email: dfe-energypods@arcadis.com

 

More information

 

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How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Address

Piccadilly Gate,Store Street
MANCHESTER
M12WD
England

Email

dfe-energypods@arcadis.com