The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS): Maintaining and Supporting the National Household Model

  The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is using Delta eSourcing to run this tender exercise

Notice Summary
Title: Maintaining and Supporting the National Household Model
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Open
Short Description: The United Kingdom Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to undertake the maintenance and support for their National Household Model (NHM) to ensure the NHM can be accessed and used effectively by DECC analysts over 2016-19.
Published: 23/05/2016 14:54
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UK-London: Market and economic research; polling and statistics.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Department of Energy and climate Change
             Area 6D, 3 Whitehall Place, London, Sw1A 2AW, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 3000685019, Email: roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk
             Contact: Dr. Roger Lampert
             Main Address: www.decc.gov.uk, Address of the buyer profile: www.decc.gov.uk
             NUTS Code: UK
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.delta-esourcing.com
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via www.delta-esourcing.com to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
      I.5) Main activity
            Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: Maintaining and Supporting the National Household Model       
      Reference Number: TRN 1160/05/2016
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: The United Kingdom Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to undertake the maintenance and support for their National Household Model (NHM) to ensure the NHM can be accessed and used effectively by DECC analysts over 2016-19.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 133,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UK UNITED KINGDOM
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: The United Kingdom Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to undertake the maintenance and support for their National Household Model (NHM) to ensure the NHM can be accessed and used effectively by DECC analysts over 2016-19.

DECC works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change. In pursuit of this, the Government has committed to statutory Carbon Budgets which must be met to a specific timetable. It is DECC’s responsibility to develop and monitor the UK strategy for meeting these budgets. As part of this commitment, there is an extensive range of economic, scientific and social models that are used to analyse the effects of policy interventions across all sectors of the economy.

The primary analytical model for the domestic sector is the National Household Model (NHM) which has been under continuous development and use since February 2014. The current version has the functionality to model DECC’s main thermal energy efficiency and fuel poverty policies: Energy Company Obligation (private rented sector extension), Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Affordable Warmth. It is anticipated that the application will be extended to incorporate the functionality to model other low carbon and renewable heat policies as and when necessary.

Written primarily in Java with some smaller associated programs written in R, the NHM is open-source and can be downloaded from public Github repositories as specified in the Invitation to Tender. There is a user community within DECC of 10-15 people from the policy and analytical professions who require support in both scenario development and creation of new functionality in response to a changing and challenging policy landscape. The proposed contract covers technical maintenance of the model, testing and integration of third party improvements, user support in terms of scenario coding, documentation and training as well as small scale development work. The supplier must provide support in a timely manner to allow development of policies to combat climate change and comply with our statutory obligations.

The Department invites tenders from competent organisations to supply the services described in the Invitation to Tender. The final deadline for all applications is 24 June 2016.
      II.2.5) Award criteria:
            Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents            
      II.2.6) Estimated value:
      Value excluding VAT: 133,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 36       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       No             
      Description of options: Not provided
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
      II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
      The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: If you wish to take part in this procurement please register on the BIP solutions web site to receive the tender documents. Send your completed Proposal to Roger Lampert at address stipulated in the “Who to Contact” section.

Please submit your proposal to the web site, in addition to e-mail your proposal by the deadline of Friday 24 June 2016 16:00 to roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk. Please also send 3 hard copies of your proposal and declarations by the tender deadline addressed to Roger Lampert, Area 6D, DECC, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW. Envelopes/packages should bear no reference to the tenderer by name and must be clearly marked as “Tender”.

Tenders will be received up to the time and date stated and not considered after the deadline. 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 Standard Terms and Conditions, which are available on Contracts Finder with this notice.

For questions on the procurement process or if you require further information concerning the tender process, or the nature of the proposed contract, email roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk. All questions must be submitted by Monday 6th June 2016. Should questions arise during the tendering period, which in our judgement are of material significance, we will publish these questions with our formal reply by Monday June 13th 2016 and circulate – unnamed - to all organisations that have expressed an interest in bidding. All contractors should then take that reply into consideration when preparing their own bids. Please refer to the ITT for more details on the indicative timetable of this tender exercise.

To apply for this work log on to www.delta-esourcing.com and register your details. Access Code: N5UV583T45

Contract Reference: 203655831       


Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
   III.1) Conditions for participation
      III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
      List and brief description of conditions:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession    
      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:          
      Not Provided    
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes       
   IV.2) Administrative information
      IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
         Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 23/06/2016 Time: 16:00
            
      IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,       
      IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
         Duration in month(s): 36
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 24/06/2016
         Time: 16:00
         Place:
         3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted No       
   Electronic payment will be used 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.

If you wish to take part in this procurement please register on the BIP solutions web site to receive the tender documents. Send your completed Proposal to Roger Lampert at address stipulated in the “Who to Contact” section.

Please submit your proposal to the web site, in addition to e-mail your proposal by the deadline of Friday 24 June 2016 16:00 to roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk. Please also send 3 hard copies of your proposal and declarations by the tender deadline addressed to Roger Lampert, Area 6D, DECC, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW. Envelopes/packages should bear no reference to the tenderer by name and must be clearly marked as “Tender”.

Tenders will be received up to the time and date stated and not considered after the deadline. 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 Standard Terms and Conditions, which are available on Contracts Finder with this notice.

For questions on the procurement process or if you require further information concerning the tender process, or the nature of the proposed contract, email roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk. All questions must be submitted by Monday 6th June 2016. Should questions arise during the tendering period, which in our judgement are of material significance, we will publish these questions with our formal reply by Monday June 13th 2016 and circulate – unnamed - to all organisations that have expressed an interest in bidding. All contractors should then take that reply into consideration when preparing their own bids. Please refer to the ITT for more details on the indicative timetable of this tender exercise.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Market-and-economic-research%3B-polling-and-statistics./N5UV583T45

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/N5UV583T45
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             Department of Energy and Climate Change
       Area 6D 3 Whitehall place, London, E18 2BA, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 3000685019, Email: roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 23/05/2016

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UK-London: Market and economic research; polling and statistics.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       Department of Energy and climate Change
       Area 6D, 3 Whitehall Place, London, Sw1A 2AW, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 3000685019, Email: roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk
       Contact: Dr. Roger Lampert
       Main Address: www.decc.gov.uk, Address of the buyer profile: www.decc.gov.uk
       NUTS Code: UK

   I.2) Joint procurement:
      The contract involves joint procurement: No          
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes

   I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
      Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

   I.5) Main activity:
      Other activity: Economic modelling

Section II: Object Of The Contract

   II.1) Scope of the procurement

      II.1.1) Title: Maintaining and Supporting the National Household Model            
      Reference number: TRN 1160/05/2016

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics.


      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

      II.1.4) Short description: The United Kingdom Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to undertake the maintenance and support for their National Household Model (NHM) to ensure the NHM can be accessed and used effectively by DECC analysts over 2016-19.

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
            
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 130,000
                  
         Currency:GBP            

   II.2) Description

      II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
      Not Provided

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UK - UNITED KINGDOM
   
      Main site or place of performance:
      UNITED KINGDOM
             

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The United Kingdom Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to undertake the maintenance and support for their National Household Model (NHM) to ensure the NHM can be accessed and used effectively by DECC analysts over 2016-19.

      II.2.5) Award criteria:
       Not Provided

      II.2.11) Information about options
         Options: No
         

      II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
         The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
         

      II.2.14) Additional information: If you wish to take part in this procurement please register on the BIP solutions web site to receive the tender documents. Send your completed Proposal to Roger Lampert at address stipulated in the “Who to Contact” section.
To apply for this work log on to www.delta-esourcing.com and register your details. Access Code: N5UV583T45

Contract Reference: 203655831


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

   IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
      The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No       
      

   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
      An electronic auction has been used: No

   IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

   IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
       Not Provided
   

   IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
      The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

   Contract No: 1    
   Lot Number: Not Provided    
   Title: Not Provided

   A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


   V.2) Award of contract

      V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 22/07/2016

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 3
         Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received by electronic means: Not Provided

      V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No
         
         Contractor (No.1)
             Centre for Sustainable Energy
             3 St Peter's Court, Bedminster Parade,, Bristol, BS3 4AQ, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UK
            The contractor is an SME: Yes

      V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
         Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 130,388
         Currency: GBP

      V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
         The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No
         
Section VI: Complementary information

   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.

If you wish to take part in this procurement please register on the BIP solutions web site to receive the tender documents. Send your completed Proposal to Roger Lampert at address stipulated in the “Who to Contact” section.
To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=218914117

   VI.4) Procedures for review

      VI.4.1) Review body
          Department of Energy and Climate Change
          Area 6D 3 Whitehall place, London, E18 2BA, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 3000685019, Email: roger.lampert@decc.gsi.gov.uk

      VI.4.3) Review procedure
         Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

      VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
         Not Provided

   VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 14/09/2016