Heating Controls Research

Heating Controls Research

Contract value:£0 – £80,000. Tender for the supply of research to assess and compare the usability of different smarter heating control systems.What do people need from their heating controls?

Reference number: TRN 546/12/2012

Deadline date:25/03/2013

This deadline is for… 09.00 HRS

Contract value:£0 – £80,000

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? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)


Description of the contract

Tender for the supply of research to assess and compare the usability of different smarter heating control systems. This forms one work package within the first part of a two stage research programme (WP5). The aim of all the work packages in the first stage is to design a potential trial to evaluate whether smarter heating controls could save energy. It reviews evidence, gathers users requirements, scans emerging technologies and compares their usability (the focus of this tender) in order to inform the design of a potential trial. These will inform a decision around whether to proceed to the second stage, a field trial to evaluate energy savings from smarter heating controls.


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: 8 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Alex Jack

Organisation name Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

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

Telephone 0300 068 6999

Extension number:


Web address www.decc.gsi.gov.uk


How to apply

If you wish to take part in this procurement please submit your proposal following the format specified in the Tender Specification. 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 this website. Completed tender submission must be returned by post to DECC, address given at the top of this advertisement, by 9am on March 25th 2013. We require 3 hard copies (one of which must be signed). Electronic versions of your bids are to be sent to alex.jack@decc.gsi.gov.uk after the deadline date. Interviews, if necessary, will be held on April 3rd in the morning. We aim to notify suppliers of whether they have been selected for an interview on or before March 28th. Any questions must be received by 9am March 15th. Answers will be posted on contracts finder (if they are not already answered in the specification and in some way add information) by March 19th.
Requirement: Heating Controls