Industrial 2050 Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps Project

Industrial 2050 Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps Project

The Department requires a contractor to develop greenhouse gas emissions reduction roadmaps for eight industrial sectors, each consisting of two components.

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

2013/S 160-279561

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: Chris Hicks
SW1Y 2AW London
Telephone: +44 3000686112

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: yes

Department for Business Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street
SW1H 0ET London

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Industrial 2050 Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps Project.
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. The Department requires a contractor to develop greenhouse gas emissions reduction roadmaps for eight industrial sectors, each consisting of two components:
— A series of pathways to 2050 for decarbonisation of each of the most heat intensive industrial sectors in the UK. These will take the form of scenarios based on techno-economic modelling and direct technical experience from the field, and the outputs will list the technical interventions required, as well as the potential impact on the business environment, to achieve the carbon emissions reductions along the pathways. The project will also review the barriers to and enablers for implementation to help assess what approaches are realistically feasible.
— An agreed emissions reduction action plan informed by the pathways. This will be focused on delivery, highlighting the high level actions which need to be taken by industry, government and others to achieve the 2050 target reduction.
In each case, these will need to be developed and agreed between government and industry participants, led by the relevant trade association.
In doing so, the contractor will need to answer the following high-level questions:
— What are the current emissions from each sector and how is energy used?
— For each sector, what is the business environment, what are the business strategies of companies, and how do these impact on decisions to invest in decarbonisation?
— How might the baseline level of energy and emissions in the sectors change over the period to 2050?
— What is the potential to reduce emissions in these sectors beyond the baseline over the period to 2050?
— What emissions pathways might each sector follow over the period to 2050, under different scenarios?
— What future actions might be required to be taken by industry, government and others to overcome the barriers in order to achieve the pathways in each sector?
To achieve these objectives, the principal services that the contractor must deliver are as follows:
— A detailed project methodology which delivers the project objectives and is informed by previous projects,
— Facilitation and stakeholder engagement with a range of stakeholders to access the evidence needed for development of the pathways, and to convene participants to develop and agree the evidence, pathways and action plans. This includes the organisation and running of stakeholder events,
— Evidence gathering and analytical input through methods including but not limited to desk-based research, collation of existing evidence held by industrial sectors, and new qualitative and quantitative research to provide information and data for the generation of the scenarios/pathways and to inform the action plans,
— Modelling to deliver analysis and projections of several emissions reduction scenarios for each industry sector,
— Report writing services for the eight sector strand roadmaps and a report of the project as a whole,
— Project management for the project (including the eight sector strands) to ensure high quality outputs to time and to budget,
— Handover of all the material developed within the project including primary data, databases, models and outputs to DECC and BIS staff with specific sessions planned to cover explanation of the data sets developed and training in use of the model,
— This contract will run for 18 months however, DECC & BIS may extend the requirement for a further year if a decision to expand or extend the project is taken,
— A set of minimum requirements are set out in the specification, and bidders are asked to submit a core proposition for delivering the project aims and objectives, including answering the principal questions. This will cover the eight most heat intensive industrial sectors (cement, ceramics, chemicals, food and drink, glass, iron and steel, oil refining, and pulp and paper). The core proposition should be the main component of tenders,
— As the project proceeds, additional items of work (beyond the core proposition), in the main to fill evidence and analysis gaps, are likely to be identified by participants. Tenders should set out how the contractor will handle these discretionary items. All discretionary items of work will need to be signed off by the Department while the project is underway, before they can be taken forward,
— The project is currently set to cover eight sectors between autumn 2013 and spring 2015, but as it proceeds the Department may want to expand the number of sectors, commission more detailed work on some aspects, or extend the timetable into 2015-16, subject to identifying further funding,
— The contract will include two break points linked to the cohorts of roadmaps being developed. The Department will only move on to the second and third cohorts of sector roadmaps if sufficient value is being demonstrated by the work on the preceding cohorts.
The contract will run for 18 months with the option to extend a further 12 months.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000 – DA40 – JA04

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

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 18 months but may extend for up to one year.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 18 (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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 101-173318 of 28.5.2013

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: 10.9.2013 – 08:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.9.2013 – 09:00
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

Date: 10.9.2013 – 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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GO Reference: GO-2013814-PRO-5037498

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
1st Floor, Heat & Industry, 3 Whitehall Place
SW1A 2AW London
Telephone: +44 3000686112
Internet address:

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:14.8.2013