Study into the Potential Unconventional Gas Resource in Wales

Study into the Potential Unconventional Gas Resource in Wales

The Welsh Government wishes to procure a study to determine the areas in Wales where prospective development of unconventional gas – particularly shale gas and coal bed methane – might take place.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Welsh Government

Energy Policy, Cathays Park,

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Kevin Friis

+44 20823622
http://

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Welsh Government

Energy Policy, Cathays Park,

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Kevin Friis

+44 443663757
http://

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Welsh Government

Energy Policy, Cathays Park,

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Kevin Friis

+44 20823622
http://

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Study into the Potential Unconventional Gas Resource in Wales

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Welsh Government wishes to procure a study to determine the areas in Wales where prospective development of unconventional gas – particularly shale gas and coal bed methane – might take place. The aim of this study will be to;

• Define the range of onshore and immediately offshore unconventional gas resource that might exist in Wales, including shale gas and coal bed methane; the geographical locations of those resources and, if available, estimates of gas-initially-in-place.

• Describe the methods of unconventional gas working and the potential concerns attributed to the technology used in exploring and developing those resources, including hydraulic fracturing.

• Evaluate the potential impact of resource exploration and development in the identified areas in relation to environmental, social and public health impacts – to include seismic risk, groundwater contamination, water resources and supply impacts, effluent management and the release of radon.

• Describe any limitations of existing knowledge or evidence that might need to be addressed prior to further exploration or development of the resource in the identified locations.

• Produce conclusions and a summary report for the Welsh Government that sets out the results of the study.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=763.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

09000000 Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy
73200000 Research and development consultancy services

100 UK – All
1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea
1020 East Wales
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1024 Powys

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

This is a fixed price contract and we would expect to see offers between £5,000 – £24,999.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

002/13/EPITQ

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 09-08-2013

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
16-08-2013  Time  16:00

c) Estimated award date 06-09-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:763)

5.2

Additional Documentation

ITQ Letter (23-07-2013)#2
ITQ Specification – Study into the Potential Unconventional Gas Resource in Wales v2#2

5.3

Publication date of this notice

25-07-2013