Assessment of the Policy Options to Incentivise Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) Technologies.
UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published July 27, 2018 - Deadline September 17, 2018
The final date and time for the submission of bids is 17/09/2018 at 14:00 DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal. Brief Description of Requirement Under the Paris Agreement the UK is committed to working with other countries to achieve global net zero emissions in the second half of the century, which the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has indicated will be necessary to stay below 2°C. As we approach the middle of the century, there are likely to be remaining emissions in the sectors where it is the most difficult to cut them - in industry, agriculture, aviation and shipping. Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies (GGRs) are likely to have an important role to play in offsetting difficult-to-cut emissions. The term "Greenhouse Gas Removal" (or GGR) encompasses any method which removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. There is a diverse range of technologies which may be counted as GGR, including: • Afforestation, reforestation and forest management • Wetland, peatland and coastal habitat restoration • Soil carbon sequestration • Biochar • Bioenergy (for electricity, heat or other fuels) with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) • Building with biomass • Enhanced weathering on land • Mineral carbonation • Ocean alkalinity • Direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS) • Low carbon concrete • Other approaches to removing CO2 or other GHGs With few exceptions, GGR development and deployment are constrained by a lack of markets or other policy interventions to encourage deployment of these technologies at scale. BEIS requires an assessment of potential policy options which might provide such incentives for GGR deployment, both within the UK and as part of international mechanisms under the Paris Agreement. Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the RFx attachments tab within the Emptoris System. This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document. How to Apply As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS will be using the CCS eSourcing Suite for this procurement. To register on the CCS eSourcing portal please follow the details contained within the Additional Information section of this notice. If you are already registered on the CCS eSourcing portal and wish to register your interest in this opportunity please email; firstname.lastname@example.org Your email must clearly state: • the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; • the name of the registered Bidder; • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.