Published date: 23 January 2017

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: 17 February 2017

Contract summary


  • Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy - 09000000

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

  • Public utilities - 65000000

    • Financial and insurance services - 66000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 January 2017

Closing date

17 February 2017

Contract start date

3 July 2017

Contract end date

30 June 2027

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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A self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom, St Helena is an Island of 47 square miles in the South Atlantic. With Cape Town in South Africa some 1,700 miles distant, the Islanders enjoy a unique lifestyle in truly beautifully unspoilt, friendly and peaceful surroundings.
The majority of the Island's energy needs are currently met through electricity, generated by a mix of diesel generators, solar PV and wind power. Electricity costs on the Island range from £0.22-£0.42/kWh, averaging £0.34/kWh, due to the expense of bringing diesel fuel to the Island and small customer base. Due to the prevailing climate on the island, heat demand is very low.
In 2016 St Helena Government launched an Energy Strategy which aims to improve the social and economic well-being of its population, and minimize the impact on the environment. It looks to substantially increase the production of energy through renewable sources, and reduce the Island's reliance on imported fuels, increase fuel security and energy price stabilization.
The key strategic deliverables are as follows;

• To reduce energy costs for the community including all public, private and NGO entities
• A mixed model of energy production and storage - building on existing wind and PV and delivering secure, low or zero carbon energy to the Island
• A targeted strategy to reduce demand through greener more efficient products and practices which will include hybrid/electric vehicles
• To contribute to the global drive on climate change and the reduction of fossil fuel use
• To communicate the benefit and opportunities of renewables and efficient energy use which can reduce costs and emissions considerably
• Establish St Helena as a leader in this field and enhance our tourism credentials

St Helena Government is looking for Expressions of Interests (EoI) to provide the Island with a renewable energy (electricity) and energy storage solution to reduce our current fossil fuel dependency and build on our current renewable resource (30%) of generation to a minimum of 85%. Solutions should aim to provide a secure electricity supply for the island and maximise savings in carbon emissions.

The provider will have a strong track record in renewable energy, storage and will be able to assist St Helena Government in seeking and supporting finance options.

Expressions of interest should be sent to by Friday 17th February 2017.

About the buyer

Contact name

Marc Lockley


Saint Helena Government The Castle


00 290 22470