Process Evaluation of LEAF (Community Energy Grants Programme)

Process Evaluation of LEAF (Community Energy Grants Programme)

Contract value:£45,000 – £65,000. LEAF was a grant programme funded by DECC in 2011-2, and administered by the Energy Saving Trust (EST). Under LEAF, DECC awarded a total of £9 million of ring-fenced funding to 236 groups, to support community action on energy and climate change.

Reference number: TRN 504/10/2012

Deadline date:08/11/2012

This deadline is for… 10.00 Hrs

Contract value:£45,000 – £65,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London Office based and fieldwork (primary and secondary research)

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

LEAF was a grant programme funded by DECC in 2011-2, and administered by the Energy Saving Trust (EST). Under LEAF, DECC awarded a total of £9 million of ring-fenced funding to 236 groups, to support community action on energy and climate change. The intention of the fund was to “prepare communities to participate in emerging opportunities around the low carbon economy such as Green Deal, revolving funds for community renewables, Feed in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive” . DECC is inviting tenders for a contractor to deliver a small process evaluation, with the following objectives: • Provide an overview of what LEAF funding was spent on; and what short and longer term outputs were delivered; identify any initial outcomes where appropriate; • Identify factors which appear to support or hinder success and draw out commonalities by project or community type; • Explore the role played by community engagement in the projects; • Investigate how prepared communities are for the Green Deal or the Renewable Heat Incentive as a result of projects that were intended to support these programmes. We expect the methodology to include: • Analysis of secondary data already held by DECC: application and monitoring supplied previously by all 236 projects. • Survey of all projects (open and closed questions). • Qualitative research with a small sample of areas to develop case studies, linking with data from the secondary data sources and survey.

 

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? Yes : LEAF funding

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 5 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Ali Hawker

Organisation name Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Address Area 1B, 3, Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AW

Telephone 0300 068 5918

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.decc.gsi.gov.uk

 

How to apply

If you wish to take part in this procurement, please download the ITT on this site and relevant documents (Appendix A and Appendix B). The ITT contains instructions on how to apply. 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 will be issued to organisations invited to submit a tender bid. Completed tender submission must be returned by post and email to DECC, address given at the top of this advertisement, by 8 November 2012. We require 3 hard copies (one of which must be signed). Electronic versions of your bids are to be sent to Ali Hawker (Ali.Hawker@decc.gsi.gov.uk). Interviews, if deemed necessary, will be held on Thursday 15th November (suppliers will be notified of this by noon on Monday 12th November). If successful and upon contract signature, the supplier is expected to attend a meeting taking place in the week commencing 26th November. Project completion is required by 31 March 2013: this will be determined by DECC signing off the final report as approved and ready for publication (for more information relating to report writing and sign-off, please refer to the ITT).