CR19101 - Smart metering research into vulnerable consumer

A Contract Award Notice

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Contract (Services)
8.5 month
20 Feb 2020
12 Feb 2020 to 30 Oct 2020
24 Jan 2020 00:00



Geochart for 1 buyers and 1 suppliers


* THIS PROCUREMENT IS CLOSED * The final date and time for the submission of bids is Friday, 24th January 2020 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

Award Detail

1 National Centre for Social Research (London)
  • Value: £89,819

CPV Codes

  • 73200000 - Research and development consultancy services
  • 79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs

Other Information

The Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP) is aiming to upgrade 53 million electricity and gas meters in households and small businesses across Great Britain with smart meters. The rollout of smart meters is a cross-industry Programme; the regulatory framework and associated consumer protections have been put in place by Government, whilst energy suppliers are responsible for offering smart meters to their customers and successfully carrying out installations. As of the end of September 2019, 15.6 million smart and advanced meters were operating in homes and small businesses across Great Britain. Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the Document Uploads tab within the Delta eSourcing Portal. This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ / RFP document. 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 'Login' Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: Delta Link. Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation "to apply directly to the buyer" as this unfortunately a system generated error, that is outside of the Contracting Authorities control. DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO BUYER All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts) Responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity. As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific tender event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity. The contracting authority expressly reserves the right: i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;and ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders. About UK Shared Business Services UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise. Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority. Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations. For full details of our partner base please review the following link: Delta eSourcing Portal