Smart Metering Non-Domestic Early Learning Research

Smart Metering Non-Domestic Early Learning Research

The research is expected to take a theory based approach, guided by a theoretical framework which will be separately developed by DECC, with assistance from an external advisor.

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

2015/S 054-094826

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)
LD Orchard, 1 Victoria Steet
For the attention of: Sarah Mussell
SW1H 0ET London
Telephone: +44 3000685753

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Body governed by public law

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Smart Metering Non-Domestic Early Learning Research.

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)

The notice involves a public contract
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. Research services. DECC is looking for a contractor to undertake primary research with non-domestic organisations and associated actors to improve our evidence base on how and why smart meter data is/is not being used for energy management in relation to non-domestic organisations; and the pathways, enablers and barriers to energy saving using such data.
The research is expected to take a theory based approach, guided by a theoretical framework which will be separately developed by DECC, with assistance from an external advisor. The research should be focused around gaining an in-depth understanding into the relevant environment and context for smart metering in different types or ‘clusters’ of non-domestic sites. The project is expected to involve a case study approach and primarily qualitative research methods. It will also involve further developing and operationalising DECC’s initial work on the development of typology of different clusters of sites to use for the current research project. At a later stage following further development, the aim is for this typology to be used to help guide future evaluation research and potentially for policy targeting.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73110000

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


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract is to be for a period of 17 months including extension the actual requirement will be for 11 months with a possible extension of up to 5-6 months, unless terminated or extended by the Department in accordance with the terms of the contract. There will be a contract break point following the 1st stage of research (expected to be end of August 2015) to allow for a decision on whether to proceed with the second stage of research and if so to allow emerging findings to inform the scope of the 2nd stage. For any additional extension to the project, the successful contractor would need to submit a proposal prior to DECC’s agreement to any contract extension and any such extension is not guaranteed.

In order to inform policy decisions in advance of/in the early stages of the main smart metering installation stage — an initial stage of fieldwork for this project should be completed in time for a report of stage 1 findings to be delivered by the end of August 2015. Following a review of emerging findings/contract break point, if a second stage of work is confirmed, fieldwork for this second stage should be completed before the end of November 2015, with final reports to follow in December 2015.
The total budget for both stages of this project is up to 300 000-340 000 GBP excluding VAT. This budget will need to be allocated as follows:
Stage 1: up to 90 000-100 000 GBP;
Stage 2 (if confirmed): up to 210 000-230 000 GBP.
The contract may vary slightly as this requirement is carried out depending on the research requested. All will be under the scope of this requirement.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000 and 330 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 17 (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
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


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: 29.4.2015 – 09:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.4.2015 – 11:00
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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29.4.2015 – 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

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.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

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GO Reference: GO-2015313-PRO-6439148.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
1 Victoria Street
SW1H 0ET London
Telephone: +44 3000685753
Internet address:

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Department of Energy and Climate Change
1 Victoria Street
SW1H 0EY London
Telephone: +44 3000685753

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: