Renewable Heat Incentive Biomass Suppliers List
To procure a contractor to set up and manage the RHI Biomass Suppliers List until 2016 at latest. The key aim of the RHI Biomass Suppliers List is to create a single list of biomass suppliers for both domestic and commercial consumers.
United Kingdom-London: System quality assurance planning services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
3 Whitehall Place
For the attention of: Rosalyn Tandy
SW1Y 2AW London
Telephone: +44 3000682840
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
NUTS code UK
a) To create a simple, practical yet robust method of demonstrating that the supplier has met the RHI sustainability requirements;
b) To create a low cost way of domestic and non-domestic RHI participants, including self-suppliers of woody biomass, to demonstrate that they meet the biomass sustainability standards. For the majority of consumers the administrative burden of using the RHI Biomass Supplier List should be significantly less than having to report independently against the sustainability requirements;
c) To embed evaluation of biomass suppliers, supply chains and the wider environmental impact of the RHI Biomass Supplier List into the RHI end-to-end journey, through reporting to the DECC evaluation team.
Contract Outline Requirements.
To design and implement a robust system of verifying that applicants to the List (biomass suppliers) meet the DECC sustainability criteria, and to promptly grant RHI-compliant status to successful applicants.
To provide facilitation and stakeholder engagement services for the project, including liaising with Ofgem when developing the List in order to ensure a seamless flow of information from the list manager to the regulator where needed.
To create a customer-friendly online application portal which is designed to ensure that applicants are clear on the eligibility requirements and all necessary information is obtained.
To provide a methodology which would collect the necessary data from suppliers in order to verify their compliance with DECC’s sustainability criteria. This will include a methodology for creating a ‘lighter touch’ administrative requirement for small, medium and self-suppliers.
To perform regular audits of suppliers’ data in order to verify their ongoing compliance with DECC’s sustainability criteria.
To maintain an accurate, up-to-date database of RHI-approved biomass suppliers and their details, which is made publicly available where necessary.
To ensure the systems are secure, robust and reliable, and can hold data securely.
To provide project management services for the project to ensure high quality outputs to time and to budget.
To ensure accurate and timely reporting on the operation of the scheme to enable DECC to carry out a review of the scheme stage by stage in light of market developments.
To provide a service that is flexible and can adapt to potential future changes to sustainability criteria efficiently in response to DECC’s requirements.
To adhere to the 26 principles of the Government Digital Strategy when designing an online service – https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/digital-by-default
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 and 600 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: no
72224200, 72225000, 72224000, 75112100, 72212224
DECC will be holding a Pre-Market Engagement Day for this requirement on Monday 30.9.2013. This event will be held in Central London. If you are a potential bidder and would like to attend this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org and copy the email to email@example.com
An agenda will be issued by DECC closer to the date of the event. The estimated budget range may be amended subject to DECC reviewing the budget for this requirement.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
GO Reference: GO-2013828-PRO-5071733