Genesis Housing Association Ltd (GHA) intend to create a call-off framework for energy and water procurement and the provision of associated contract management services — (‘Energy and Water Bureau’).
Genesis Housing Association Ltd (GHA) is putting in place a call-off Framework for the procurement of energy and water and provision of the associated contract management services. The Framework is for use by, but not limited to, housing associations, local authorities, registered social landlords, arm's length management organisation and other landlords governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Please refer to the following website for a full list of RSL's:
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The Framework shall consist of a single lot with a minimum of one and a maximum of eight suppliers.
Each supplier shall provide the full range of services relating to the procurement of energy and water and the management of the associated contracts including, but not exclusively, the receipt and validation of bills. In particular, each Framework panel member shall provide:
Energy and water procurement services:
— Putting in place and managing contracts for the provision of energy and/or water on behalf of Framework users. Energy and water may be procured through an EU compliant supply framework or through a competition conducted by the Supplier on behalf of one or more Framework users.
Contract management services:
— The provision of energy and/or water contract management services including, but not exclusively, bill validation services for bills issued based upon remote meter reading systems. The intention is that energy and water supplies will be monitored through the use of remote meter reading technology. Where meters are not read using remote meter reading technology the Supplier shall provide a transitional service, the duration of which is not limited, to validate paper based invoices where necessary. The services, manual and digital, will involve ensuring the charges, data, and other information associated with energy and water bills are accurate and appropriate.
GHA's Framework will provide landlords with a ‘single point’ solution to their energy and water procurement service needs. However, not all Framework users will want a complete solution immediately. These users shall be able to use the Mini Competition procedure to call off just one or more element of the service, for example gas procurement, and add other elements through mini competition at a later stage.
Framework users shall be able to instruct the Supplier to go to the entire market as frequently as they wish. Alternately, they can direct the Supplier to use a particular energy and/or water supply framework such as the Genesis Energy Supply Framework.
BEIS is looking for a contractor or contractors to produce Business As Usual (BAU) emissions projections and marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves over the period 2016 to 2050 (A) for all countries and sectors covered by the EU ETS and (B) for key emitting countries and regions which together provide global coverage. The BAU emissions projections and MACCs need to be consistent with BEIS projections of fossil fuel prices and economic growth (in part A) and with the International Energy Agency's (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2016 (in part B) and should be disaggregated by country and by sector. The outputs of the project will be new data, which will be used as inputs into BEIS in-house Carbon Price Model and GLOCAF model, and an accompanying technical report. The contract with the chosen supplier will be for 1 year with the option to extend to 2 years by mutual consent.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is seeking to appoint a contractor (or contractors) to collate and assess a range technical evidence on the hydrogen supply chain and develop a modelling tool that can analyse the costs of hydrogen infrastructure.
The main aim of this project is to improve our current understanding of the technical-infrastructural requirements, and associated energy system costs, for a transition towards a reliance on low carbon hydrogen to meet the demand for heat. This will involve (1) collating and assessing the evidence base and (2) developing a modelling tool.
The primary focus of this work will be to assess hydrogen infrastructure evidence for heat in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The tool should also be able to incorporate the appropriate functionality to allow it to model geographical demands.
Collation and critical assessment of evidence and project management
1.1 In order to develop an effective hydrogen infrastructure model, the project will need to assess and collate the existing evidence for the possible hydrogen supply chains to provide us with the best, most recently available data.
First, this will require an exercise to collate the most recent evidence together in one place for ease of use. We expect that this exercise to necessitate the involvement of significant expertise and experience in this area. This evidence needs to be assessed by the contractors, to understand the uncertainty around the evidence at each part of the supply chain. Engineering input may also be required to translate foreign evidence into a format that is relevant for the UK context, to fill gaps in the evidence base and to make judgements as to appropriate assumptions for the likes of learning curves and build times.
1.2 An important part of this project will be to peer review the hydrogen evidence being used. To do this, it is the contractor will need to assemble propose a group of key members from industry and academia to review and provide comment on this work. At minimum, this group should include representatives from the gas distribution networks.
1.3 LOT 1 will also encompass an important project management role between BEIS and the hydrogen supply chain technical evidence and modelling tool project, as a whole. This is to ensure that the evidence collation and assessment exercise works with the model development to form an assumptions log to the required standard. Moreover, this relationship between the two LOTs and BEIS needs to be managed effectively so that the model incorporates a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of the assumptions within the model and how they have been interpreted.
2.1 The next stage of this project will incorporate this available evidence into a modelling tool.
In terms of the model itself, this will involve either developing an existing modelling tool or creating a new tool. Beyond costing up different parts of the hydrogen supply chain, this tool must include the functionality to be able to answer the list of research questions contained within the tender documents.
To be able to answer these questions the model will require:
—A high level of temporal detail that is able to capture intra-day demand swings in order to model the impact of fluctuating demand on storage capacity and other associated hydrogen infrastructure.
—A high level of spatial detail. This will remain unspecified. We expect a contractor to make a case for adopting their chosen level of spatial detail (or levels of detail) and why it would be best suited to this project.
—A comprehensive representation of the relevant technologies, provided by the prior evidence collation and assessment exercise
The different heat demands will be provided to the contractor by BEIS analysts. This will include annual demand and peak demand. Inter-regional transport and hydrogen for power demands will also be developed, working with the contractors.