Evaluation of UK Climate Investments Pilot

Evaluation of UK Climate Investments Pilot

On 24 March the Secretary of State for DECC announced a new joint venture with the UK Green Investment Bank, UK Climate Investments, to assist in the investment of the UK’s International Climate Fund.

United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2015/S 139-256813

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
3 Whitehall Place
For the attention of: Anna Balm
SW1Y 2AW London
Telephone: +44 3000671253
E-mail: anna.balm@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.decc.gsi.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic access to information: www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.delta-esourcing.com

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Evaluation of UK Climate Investments Pilot.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 8: Research and development services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Research and development services and related consultancy services. Research services. Research and development consultancy services. Research consultancy services. Economic research services. System quality assurance planning services. System quality assurance assessment and review services. DECC is looking for a contractor or consortium to undertake an evaluation of the UK Climate Investments (UKCI) pilot programme.
On 24 March the Secretary of State for DECC announced a new joint venture with the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), UK Climate Investments, to assist in the investment of the UK’s International Climate Fund (ICF). The Pilot has been developed in response to the urgent need to scale-up low-carbon investment to keep the world on a 2 degree pathway.
The UK Green Investment Bank has a successful track record of mobilising private investment into the UK’s green infrastructure and economy, and DECC intends to draw on this expertise to maximise the impact and effectiveness of UK climate finance. DECC has committed 200 000 000 GBP to leverage the GIB’s commercial and green discipline for the benefit of the deployment of climate finance internationally.
Due to the novel and innovative nature of the Pilot, and the importance of the decisions being faced by DECC at the end of the Pilot, an evaluation is essential.
For background information, the full specification and further information on this project please see the ITT.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73110000, 73200000, 73210000, 79311400, 72224200, 72225000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This contract will be for 38 months. The budget is 800 000-1 000 000 GBP. Please see the ITT for further information.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 38 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.9.2015 – 10:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.9.2015 – 11:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:


To respond to this opportunity, please click here:


GO Reference: GO-2015717-PRO-6807592.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
3 Whitehall Place
SW1Y 2AW London
E-mail: anna.balm@decc.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000671253

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: