Services - 112983-2018

14/03/2018    S51    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Hydrogen

2018/S 051-112983

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Postal address: 1 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1H 0ET
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Steve Loades

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Contractor(s) for definition of a hydrogen quality standard (Hy4Heat work package 2)

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

BEIS intends to appoint a contractor(s) to deliver an agreed hydrogen gas quality standard to inform the development of a range of hydrogen appliances and testing / certification capability as an integral part of the Hy4Heat programme, to de-risk the use of hydrogen for heat in UK homes and businesses. The work is likely to include research and development to determine the most suitable option(s) from existing standards, considering the need for odorant and colorant, cost implications, and may involve working with recognized standards bodies for the gas industry. The work will be managed and coordinated by Arup+, who have been appointed by BEIS as the programme management contractor for the Hy4Heat programme. The contract will be divided into 2 lots which may be awarded individually or in groups.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

BEIS, with the support of Arup+ as programme management contractor, intends to appoint a contractor(s) to deliver a contract up to a total of 400 000 GBP to research and test various aspects related to hydrogen gas (colorant and odorant) and define a hydrogen gas quality standard under an open tender procedure.

II.2.14)Additional information

BEIS will host a hydrogen quality standard supplier engagement event in London on 3 April. If you would like to register for this event — or have further questions please contact Arup+ is a group of companies led by Arup, including Kiwa and Progressive Energy.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

To view this notice, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2018312-PRO-12060707

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: