Whole Energy Systems Methodology Request for Proposal
Meeting our future energy needs in an affordable, secure and de-carbonised manner is a matter of global importance.
The UK Government has set ambitious targets for decarbonising the energy system by 2050 with a sequence of carbon budgets to be met along the way.
While the key attributes of reliability, affordability, and security remain unchanged, meeting our decarbonisation targets in the context of an ageing infrastructure and shifts in societal expectations will require a transformation in how we supply, manage and consume energy.
The Energy Systems Catapult is therefore procuring a package of professional services / systems engineering and consultancy work whose output will assist stakeholders within the energy community to make better informed strategic, policy, investment and operational decisions.
Request for Proposal
The Energy Systems Catapult has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify suppliers for a package of work to propose the philosophy, principles and broad methodologies through which the energy community can better map out transition pathways towards key milestones in the future of the energy sector.
The Energy Systems Catapult believes the challenge laid down in the RFP contains many aspects ranging from technical issues (such as energy model assumptions) through to ‘soft’ issues of trust and presentation of complex information to aid end-user comprehension. We therefore anticipate that the best responses are likely to come from a group of organisations with diverse skills working together.
To encourage collaboration between many different disciplines and organisation types (especially linking innovative SMEs with larger energy sector specialists) a Webinar was held on Monday 7th November and a collaboration building site is available to interested parties. Details of these may be found below.
1. Registering Interest in the RFP
The Energy Systems Catapult has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a ‘Whole Energy Systems Methodology’ through the Government’s Contract Finder Web-site. Please see the Opportunity Notice on Contracts Finder to access the RFP document and for full details of how to tender for this work.
Tender responses must be submitted by noon on 19th December 2016.
3. Consortium Building Support
Organisation seeking partners with whom to jointly respond to the RFP can use the KTN's online partnering system, Meeting Mojo: http://whole-energy-systems-methodology-rfp.meeting-mojo.com.