Published date: 24 May 2021

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 21 June 2021, 11am

Contract summary


  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Auditing services - 79212000

  • Market and economic research; polling and statistics - 79300000

    • Environmental auditing - 90714000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£0 to £85,000

Procurement reference

UK SBS CR21048

Published date

24 May 2021

Closing date

21 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

21 July 2021

Contract end date

28 January 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



*The final date and time for the submission of bids is 11am Monday 21st June 2021* DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal

This work is in support of the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI). The NAEI quantifies national emissions of a range of greenhouse gases and air quality pollutants. This information must be reported annually as the UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHGI) and the UK Air Quality Pollutant Inventory (AQPI), to fulfil the UK's national and international reporting obligations on climate change and air quality. The key output of the NAEI is the provision of high quality and consistent assessments of temporal trends and spatial patterns of emissions for national policy and public information.
The aim of this work is to produce a new model to estimate the size of the GHG emissions sink due to re-carbonation of concrete which will improve understanding of this process and contribute cutting-edge science to the UK's greenhouse gas inventory. This work is part of BEIS annual inventory improvement programme that commissions research and development projects to improve and develop the NAEI. The programme aims to improve our understanding and the quality of historic emissions, reduce uncertainties in emissions estimates, and improve our ability to assess progress towards international and national targets. Therefore, work commissioned under the Improvement Programme must:
• Be able to develop and provide new methodologies and research;
• Accommodate amendments to reporting obligations; and
• Be able to be incorporated into the emissions database and annual reporting.
• Work with the inventory agency in applying the model to the inventory and produce a detailed write-up of the methods used for potential, future inclusion in the UK's National Inventory Report (NIR).
The successful Bidder is expected to meet the specified objectives, incl. (not exhaustive) - identify reliable sources of data, identify/develop appropriate emissions factor data for estimating the size of the emissions sink, develop/verify a model of emissions confirming to a tier 2-standard that calculate the size of the annual greenhouse gas sink and produce a methodology document describing methods used to create the model
This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria as set out in the ITQ document

How to Apply
UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement.
To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link and follow the instructions to register.
If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: and the follow the instructions to 'Log in'
Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: 6436J74957

More information



Additional text


All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulations that apply to this opportunity.

Responses must be received by the date and time in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered by the Contracting Authority further for this opportunity. Interested organisations should ensure that they allow a sufficiency of time, prior to the deadline to allow all sections to be completed in full and any attachments to be uploaded.

As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you, as well as other messages and updates in relation to any specific tender event. Please note that any and all information secured outside of the messaging service, shall have no merit or worth and should not be relied upon by any organisation submitting a tender response.

Please note it is your organisations responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and under no circumstances as part of your organisations participation in this opportunity, will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any organisation as a result. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a contract with any successful organisation(s), this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of your organisation in doing so.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

For full details of our partner base please review the following link:

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Nicola Freeman


North Star House,North Star Avenue



Closing: 21 June 2021, 11am