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DECC is looking for a contractor or contractors to undertake research and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, based on evidence provided by project teams with direct experience of developing district heating networks within the last ten years.
The research will comprise appropriate techniques to collect quantitative and qualitative information respectively. The quantitative data will be used to refine the design of the District Heating module of DECC’s National Heat Model. This will be a decisive
tool in the assessment of potential impact of different policy scenarios. The qualitative data will assist policy developers by enabling them to determine what barriers can be most affectively targeted by policy interventions and what some of the design elements
of those policy interventions might look like. This work requires an in depth understanding of district heating projects, and a working knowledge of research techniques. An understanding of Government policy development practices would be an asset.
How to Apply: If you wish to take part in this procurement please contact Aaron Gould (telephone number 0300 068 5800 ) 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 - www.decc.gov.uk and will be issued to organisations invited to submit a tender bid. Completed tender submission must be returned by post to DECC, by 09.00 hrs on 25 July 2012. We require
3 hard copies (one of which must be signed), and one electronic version on an enclosed CD. DECC may wish to hold interviews with tenderers between 30 July and 3 August. If successful and upon contract signature, the supplier is expected to attend a kick-off
meeting taking place early in August 2012. The project must produce a robust interim report in early October 2012, and completion is required by end November 2012. The deadline to receive questions on the bid is 18 July.
Suitable for SMEs
Not suitable for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
Value of contract
£1 - £100000
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Address Area 1B, 3 Whitehall Place
Tel: 0300 068 5800