Published date: 14 August 2019

Last edited date: 14 August 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing date: 09 September 2019

Contract summary


  • Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting - 31000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£400k - £800k

Published date

14 August 2019

Closing date

09 September 2019

Contract start date

30 September 2019

Contract end date

31 December 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Centrica plc's Cornwall Local Energy Market project (LEM) is an EU-funded initiative involving the development of a virtual energy marketplace. The trial provides homes and businesses with the technology and a software platform to buy and sell energy and flexibility to both the supply networks and the wholesale energy market. The project's overarching aim is to demonstrate that the electricity distribution network can facilitate an increased penetration of renewable / low carbon electricity generation by invoking novel strategies including flexibility.

The LEM project will enable energy asset flexibility in the most constrained areas on the distribution network in Cornwall. To this end the project is installing low carbon energy generation assets, such as natural gas CHP, renewable energy generation, storage, private wire networks, and demand-side response technologies into selected industrial and commercial premises in Cornwall.

The scope of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is to procure a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to be located at, and connected to, the Scottish Power Renewables (SPR), Carland Cross Wind Farm in Cornwall. The scope includes the design of the BESS as well as execution of transport, off-loading, installation, commissioning, testing and sign off/certification. The final BESS will demonstrate the co-location of renewable technologies, being sited on an operational wind farm and with a proposed PV array in development on site.

The full Invitation to Tender will become available after you register your interest as per the instructions below. Please remember to include the below attached COMPANY INFORMATION form when requesting an ITT pack. If you do not receive the SAP Ariba invitation email via CENTRICA GLOBAL PROCUREMENT from Monday 12 August 2019, please check spam before contacting us.

About the buyer

Contact name

Register for a ITT pack via the Cornwall LEM email address


Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre


Other information


SAP Ariba Company Information Form

SAP Ariba Company Information form.docx

SAP Ariba Company Information Form

SAP Ariba Company Information form.docx

Cornwall LEM Programme is being funded by Centrica and the British Gas Energy for Tomorrow Fund, alongside a £13m grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF under the ESIF Growth Programme 2014-20) and as such operates under national procurement rules.

To request the ITT pack, please send an email to: with this reference in the subject title: Cornwall LEM005c SPR Carland Cross BESS

Before setting you up in Centrica's supply chain system SAP Ariba, we will require your company to complete the COMPANY INFORMATION form attached. Centrica will conduct due diligence checks at this point.

Following receipt of bidders company information, access to SAP Ariba will be issued in due course via an automated email from CENTRICA GLOBAL PROCUREMENT. The ITT pack for this tender will be released on SAP Ariba on Monday 12 August 2019. Please indicate your intention to bid by Monday 2 September 2019.

This tender will be live until 12:00 GMT Monday 9 September 2019.

Questions will not be taken or answered during the ITT stage other than through Centrica's supply chain system SAP Ariba. All questions submitted in SAP Ariba and the answers given will be visible to competing suppliers.

Direct communication with a member of the Cornwall LEM team during the tender advertising period is strictly prohibited and may result in your tender being disqualified.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 09 September 2019