Published date: 18 December 2018

Last edited date: 18 December 2018

This notice was replaced on 22 February 2019

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 22 February 2019)

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Contract summary


  • Economic research services - 79311400

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

18 December 2018

Closing date

14 January 2019

Contract start date

23 January 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Authority is seeking to award a contract to a Supplier who would assess the comparative advantages and disadvantages of key policy options across the economy for:
(a) CO2 taxes
(b) CO2 pricing (above a certain de minimis valuation level).
(c) CO2 abatement subsidies.

And clearly distinguishing between short (< 5 years) and longer term (up to 20+ years) options.

It is envisaged the contract would start in January 2019 and run for 10 weeks.

More information


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About the buyer

Contact name

Network Procurement


17 Nobel House