Published date: 19 October 2021

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 28 January 2022

Contract summary


  • Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy - 09300000

  • Heat pumps - 42511110

  • Electrical engineering installation works - 45315100

    • Installation services of testing equipment - 51230000

    • Heating-system design services - 71321200

    • Project management consultancy services - 72224000

    • Design and execution of research and development - 73300000

    • Community action programme - 85322000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference


Published date

19 October 2021

Closing date

28 January 2022

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Programme overview

Heat Pump Ready forms part of BEIS's £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP), which aims to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies and processes through the 2020s and 2030s. As a key solution for decarbonising homes, heat pumps will be critical for meeting the UK's legally binding commitment to achieve net zero by 2050 - and delivering the Prime Minister's 10 Point Plan. Heat Pump Ready will support the development of innovative solutions across the heat pump sector.

The Programme is aligned with other BEIS NZIP Programmes, and Ofgem's Network Innovation Fund (NIC) and Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF).

Heat Pump Ready will be delivered through 3 streams:

Stream 1: This opportunity, detailed below.

Stream 2: A grants programme supporting innovation in tools and technologies to overcome barriers to heat pump deployment.

Stream 3: A contract to provide support, evaluation, knowledge sharing and dissemination services across the Heat Pump Ready Programme.

Stream 1 - This opportunity

Through a pre-commercial procurement Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) BEIS is looking to fund the development of innovative methodologies and solutions for the co-ordinated deployment of heat pumps at a high density within a given location.

SBRI is a well-established pre-commercial procurement route to connect public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry, supporting companies to generate economic growth and enabling improvement in achieving government objectives. BEIS is looking to conduct this SBRI under two phases: Phase 1 - feasibility of solution, and Phase 2 - solution demonstration, with a down select between phases.

With the budget allocated, the initial expectation is that up to approximately 15 projects will be funded for Phase 1 with an expectation that at least 3 projects will continue to Phase 2.

In Phase 1 projects will have up to 6 months to develop the feasibility of their methodology, with projects which progress to Phase 2 having up to 30 months to trial their developed methodology for high density heat pump deployment within a given location.

The solutions and outcomes developed in this Stream will help to form an evidence base which can be used by the heat pump sector and by BEIS to develop cost effective, efficient routes to high density heat pump deployment.

Successful bidders in this Stream will be required to take part in Stream 3 activities, focused on sharing the learnings between the SBRI funded projects, with activities including working groups, facilitated lessons learnt sessions and support with standardisation of materials developed across projects.

Eligible costs and funding details will be confirmed at the point of ITT publication and will be outlined at the supplier engagement event listed below.

More information

Additional text

Date: Week commencing 1st November 2021; 3 online events, of approximately 3 hours each (1 Stream per event), as detailed below.

Engagement event agenda:

2nd November 2021 10:00-13:00 - Stream 1 -

3rd November 2021 10:00-13:00- Stream 2 -

4th November 2021 14:00-17:00 - Stream 3 -

Each session will cover:

Programme background (generic to all sessions)

Overview of Heat Pump Ready Programme

Policy Landscape

Stream Specific Details

Specific requirements for Stream


How to apply

Programme evaluation

Next steps

Eventbrite Registration via:

In addition, there will be limited opportunities for organisations to sign up to an optional 1:1 session (10 minutes maximum per organisation) with the BEIS Heat Pump Ready team. Sign-up for these sessions will be limited and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, with registration opening after the final session on 4th November.

An anonymised read-out of the 1:1 questions and answers will be circulated to all attendees with the post event materials.

About the buyer

Contact name

Nicola Lazenby


1 Victoria Street


0207 215 1434