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FM21210 - Heat Network Zoning Pilot Programme - Model Development Consultant (MDC)

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Publication Date
28 October 2021

11:00am, 02 December 2021

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The final date and time for the submission of bids is Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 11:00. DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal. Brief Description of Requirement UK Shared Business Services Limited (UK SBS) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) invite you to response to this Request for Proposal in support of the BEIS Heat Network Zoning Pilot Programme. BEIS are undertaking two simultaneous procurements in relation to the Programme: 1) Model Development Consultant(s) to develop model(s) to identify heat network zones 2) Zoning Technical Consultant(s) to work with local stakeholders to improve and refine the identification of heat network zones and undertake more detailed feasibility studies For absolute clarity, this procurement is only to appoint Model Development Consultant(s) and the Zoning Technical Consultants is out of scope of this procurement activity. MDCs are required to develop a standardised model capable of identifying heat network zones across Client-appointed cities and towns in England. Up to four model developers may be appointed to compete in the development of a model(s) that best meet the Clients requirements prior to the subsequent evaluation and selection of a preferred model(s) the Client assesses as suitable for implementation in the HNZ pilot. The evaluation process should result in a preferred model being taken forward into pilot implementation however BEIS may also elect to take more than one model or zero models forward. The relevant MDC(s) will also be required to provide training to ZTCs and ongoing model support and maintenance throughout the Programme. For absolute clarity, once the model(s) have been chosen after MDC Work Package 1 all remaining contracts will come to an end and will not proceed past MDC Work Package 1. A brief summary of the requirement has been provided above, please ensure you review the specification for full details of this requirement. How to Apply UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link and follow the instructions to register. If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: and the follow the instructions to 'Log in' Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: 7CJK577GYB