Published date: 29 June 2018

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.

Approach to market date: 22 August 2018

Contract summary


  • Construction work - 45000000

  • Civil engineering consultancy services - 71311000

  • Engineering design services - 71320000

    • Design-modelling services - 72242000

    • Design and execution of research and development - 73300000

    • Design consultancy services - 79415200

    • Specialty design services - 79930000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£700,000 to £750,000

Procurement reference


Published date

29 June 2018

Approach to market date

22 August 2018

Contract start date

30 November 2018

Contract end date

31 March 2019

Procedure type

Other: Below threshold Negotiated procedure with prior notice

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Prior Information Notice (PIN)


A recent feasibility study identified that the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) working together with central government organisations might be uniquely positioned to accelerate energy system transformation measures at scale across the public sector estate. We now wish to further explore this opportunity.

We wish to conduct a 3.5 month challenge-based phase of work, to further develop transformation methodologies and business cases that build on the feasibility project work. We intend to Tender to select up to 4 suitably qualified and experienced suppliers, or consortia of suppliers, to undertake the challenge that seeks to: 1. develop future energy systems designs for up to 6 public sector campus-scale sites (as pathfinder projects) and 2. also to support a wider team, including the Energy Systems Catapult, develop a generic methodology that might be suitable to support the roll-out of more complex energy systems across the public sector estate.

Energy Systems Catapult, is seeking input on the design of this challenge through two Pre-Challenge/Tender workshops.

The half day workshops will provide an opportunity to receive information and influence a potentially key project in shaping the future UK energy landscape.

• 10am to 1pm on the 2nd August - Energy Systems Catapult Office in Birmingham
• 10am to 1pm on the 14th August - Future Cities Catapult Office in London.

The full PIN notice with details on how to express your interest and or register for the workshops is attached and can be downloaded.

More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2018/2019 £750,000


About the buyer

Contact name

Paul Midgley


18 Priory Queensway
B4 6BS