Further Analysis of Data from the Household Electricity Usage Study

Further Analysis of Data from the Household Electricity Usage Study

Contract value:£250,000 – £375,000. Department of Energy and Climate Change.Reference number: TRN 475/09/2012

Deadline date:21/11/2012

This deadline is for… 12.00 HRS (noon)

Contract value:£250,000 – £375,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

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

Earlier this year, the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Energy Savings Trust (EST) jointly launched a major new report exploring the electricity usage of a sample of English owner-occupier homes. There remains a large number of potential areas where further exploration and secondary analysis of the data could provide further insight into how consumers interact with and use electrical appliances in the home. DECC and Defra therefore propose to commission secondary analysis of the data set to extract and interpret some of the insights that the data might provide for policy development in these particular areas: Technical • Comparison of the real in-situ usage of appliances with laboratory figures. • Investigating the scope for demand side management and peak electrical demand reduction. • Better understanding of some of the key areas of usage, including standby and ‘ baseline’ electricity use. • Comparison with Energy Follow Up Survey data (this is a separate study that DECC has commissioned investigating real energy use in homes across a sub-sample of the English Housing Survey). Scoping study • A scoping study for future work with smart meters. Modelling • Use the data to make recommendations for updating the electrical component of household energy models. • Analysis of secondary heating in houses with gas central heating. Social • Comparison of stated beliefs with actual behaviour. • Analysis of appliance ownership by household demographic. • Explore ownership and usage patterns. Policy • Updating the electrical component of the fuel poverty index • Investigating the potential for an appliance replacement scheme similar to the boiler replacement scheme but targeted at low income households only.


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: 13 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Gary Inwood

Organisation name Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Address Area 6A, 3, Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AW

Telephone 0300 068 5385

Extension number:


Web address www.decc.gsi.gov.uk


How to apply

If you wish to take part in this procurement please contact gary.inwood@decc.gsi.gov.uk to register your intention to tender. All relevant documentation for this contract tender are available at source on Contracts Finder. Please note 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 – www.decc.gov.uk and are also included in the documentation on Contracts Finder. Completed tender submission must be returned by post to DECC, address given at the top of this advertisement, by midday on 21st November 2012. We require three hard copies (one of which must be signed) plus one electronic version to be sent to gary.inwood@decc.gsi.gov.uk Presentations, if deemed necessary, will be held in the week commencing 26th November 2012.