Energy Research Contract

Energy Research Contract

Impacts of further electricity interconnection on Great Britain.

Reference number: TRN496/10/2012

Deadline date:07/11/2012

This deadline is for… 17:00 hours for tender proposals to be submitted to the Department in hard copy

Contract value:£1 Р£150,000

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

This analysis will inform an understanding of the impacts and optimal level of electricity interconnection for GB. It needs to consider, amongst other matters, the characteristics of the connecting markets in terms of both supply and demand, and their anticipated changes leading up to 2050. It must be capable of taking into account a range of costs and benefits, including both prices and security of supply. The deliverables will be an early report outlining proposed methodology, a comprehensive set of tables with the outputs from the analysis, and a final report drawing out the key findings from the analysis, including potential implications for policy.


Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related 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: 6 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Mark Johnson / Duncan Stone

Organisation name Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Address Area 4D, 3 Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AW , London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AW

Telephone 0300 068 6859 / 5525

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

If you wish to take part in this procurement please refer to the related tender documents. 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 – Completed tender submission must be returned by post to DECC, address given at the top of this advertisement, by 17:00 on 7 November 2012. We require 3 hard copies (one of which must be signed). Please mark you bid envelope with the words TENDER in capitals on the top left hand corner of the envelope. Interviews, if deemed necessary, will be held on 16 November 2012 (if required to attend, suppliers will be notified of this by close on 14 November 2012). Project completion is required by 29 March 2013.