Scottish Islands Renewable Generation Study

Scottish Islands Renewable Generation Study

Contract value:£10,000 – £100,000. Renewable electricity projects on the Scottish Islands (generally onshore wind and marine) have the potential to be an important source of renewable electricity for the UK.

Reference number: 547/12/2012

Deadline date:17/01/2013

This deadline is for… 17:00 HRS (GMT)

Contract value:£10,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom , visits to the Scottish Islands will be required during the contract.

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

Renewable electricity projects on the Scottish Islands (generally onshore wind and marine) have the potential to be an important source of renewable electricity for the UK. A number of stakeholders have expressed a concern that these projects are not coming forward quickly enough, in part because of the cost of the links required to connect the Islands to the mainland transmission network. Developers on the Scottish Islands and other stakeholders are calling on the Government to provide additional support to help bring these projects forward. In order to assist consideration of the need for any additional support for Scottish Island renewables DECC has proposed an independent study, co-funded with the Scottish Government, overseen by a steering group of key stakeholders. The study will assess: • The commercial viability of renewable projects (particularly onshore wind and marine) on the Scottish islands within existing support frameworks; • The wider economic value of renewables projects on the Scottish islands and their potential to make a cost-effective contribution to renewables targets and other objectives; • The barriers to development of renewable projects and why more projects are not coming forward; and • Assessment of barriers and identification of broadly costed options for actions to tackle them, so that an initial assessment can be made of their value for money compared to alternative sources of renewable and low carbon power. The work will also need to take account of the emerging conclusions of the independent Ofgem review of transmission charging (Project TransmiT). Implementation work is proceeding through an industry working group under the Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC) which will make a series of recommendations to Ofgem on how to include generators on the Scottish Islands in the transmission charging regime.


Classification of the contract

79311400 Economic research 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: 3 Months


Who to contact

Contact name John Costyn

Organisation name Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Address 4A, 3, Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AW

Telephone 0300 068 6149

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

If you wish to take part in this procurement please contact John Costyn (telephone number or email as above) for the Tender Specification and relevant documents for this procurement. 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 – and will be issued to organisations invited to submit a tender bid. If you have any questions please email by 10 January 2013 and DECC will issue a Q&A sheet on Contracts Finder on 14 January 2013. Completed tender submission must be returned by post to DECC, address given at the top of this advertisement, by 17:00 17th January 2013, addressed to John Costyn. We require 4 hard copies (one of which must be signed). Electronic versions of your bids to be sent to John Costyn ( – this is not a substitute from the versions required through the post. Interviews, if deemed necessary, will be held on the 23rd January 2013 (suppliers will be notified of this on the 21st January 2013). If successful and upon contract signature, the supplier is expected to attend a kick-off meeting and steering group meeting taking place in the week commencing 28th January 2013. The final report is to be submitted on 27th March 2013.