Electricity Power Purchase Agreement

A Prior Information Notice

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Contract (Goods)
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08 Sep 2022
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United Kingdom:

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The University of Manchester (UoM) is a public research university located in Manchester. The main campus is south of Manchester City Centre on Oxford Road, the North Campus is located on Sackville Street and the Fallowfield campus is the main residential campus located approximately 2 miles from the main site. UoM is a member of the Russell Group and with present levels of students and staff has the fourth highest number of any single university in the UK. In 2020/21, the university had a consolidated income of £1.1 billion, of which £237 million was from research grants and contracts. The UoM has a total electricity consumption of c. 100 GWh per annum and through it's Carbon Reduction Masterplan aims to decarbonise its electricity consumption by directly purchasing renewable energy from specific renewable energy (wind and/or solar) projects thus supporting the development of additional renewable energy generation in Great Britain. UoM is seeking to secure a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) with a renewable energy generator for 50 GWh-60 GWh per annum. Total contract value is circa GBP 50 million-GBP 60 million over 10 years

Total Quantity or Scope

The University of Manchester (UoM) intends to transform its electricity consumption to 100 % renewable energy whilst supporting the development of additional renewable energy generation in Great Britain. UoM intends to: (a) procure a CPPA with a renewable energy (wind and/or solar) generator to deliver 50 GWh-60 GWh of power per annum; (b) ensure that the renewable energy CPPA satisfies the 'Additionality' criteria as set out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Therefore, the project(s) must be prior to renewable generation construction and UoM's offtake will need to substantively contribute to the project(s) securing final investment decision and/or financial close.

CPV Codes

  • 09000000 - Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy
  • 09330000 - Solar energy
  • 31121300 - Wind-energy generators
  • 31121310 - Windmills
  • 31121320 - Wind turbines
  • 31121330 - Wind turbine generators
  • 31121340 - Wind farm

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** The procurement will be carried out using Inspired's e-tendering portal, In-tend. Registration is free and can be done at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/inspired/aspx/Home. Please register on the system to enable you to access the documents when the opportunity is published. Please note that registration at this stage is entirely optional. This PIN does not constitute a call for competition. Inspired will be publishing a contract notice for this opportunity in due course. This notice will be published on the UK's 'Find a Tender' eNotification service. It is currently anticipated that the contract notice will be published in October 2022, although this is subject to change based on the needs of University of Manchester. Following publication of the contract notice, interested economic operators may register on In-tend in order to view the opportunity documentation and respond.