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Consultant required to produce a report for The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG)

The closing date for applications is 19 September 2018

Consultant required to produce a report for The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG)


The energy transition in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): a business conversation paper

We are inviting submissions for a competitive proposal for the supply and delivery to the University of Cambridge of the services set out in the below specification.

Request for a consultant or team of consultants to help produce a short discussion-provoking report that highlights the current state of play and most promising developments in terms of the energy transition for Central and Eastern Europe, exploring key issues including modernising buildings stock, developing the transport systems and securing energy investment.

Project Objective

Modernising Central and Eastern European Europe’s economy is essential to deliver climate action, as well as better health and economic outcomes for Europe’s people. This report will seek to provide a snapshot of the scale and variety of the challenge in the CEE Region in the context of changes that have taken place over the last ten years, including some inspiring examples of business innovation that are showing what is possible.

The report aims to inform politicians and policymakers providing them with information and confidence to accelerate action in this area. It should also inform a broad range of businesses on the latest trends, and the scale of opportunities available to them.  

The report will be published in the name of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and represent insights from a business group supporting ambition on climate change and the transition to a sustainable economy.

Target audience:

a broad range of politicians, policymakers and businesses.

Timing:

Deadline for applicants: 19th September 2018

Shortlisting deadline: 21st September 2018

Appointment deadline: 24th September 2018

Contract start date: 25th September 2018

Contract end date and deadline for final design: 21st February 2019

The service provider(s) will also be expected to be available to participate in structured discussions over the phone/ face-to-face meetings with the CISL team over the period of the contract. Specific time and dates are to be confirmed.

First draft to be completed by 28th November 2018 and final report text to be signed off by the end of January 2019 to enable publication in late February 2019. A briefing meeting is provisionally scheduled for Monday 24th September, 2018.

Scope and description

This scope is under development and can be refined in discussion with the successful contractor.

A brief, high-level strategic paper, accessible to non-technical audiences, which compiles four to six sections – in each section an inspiring example of what is possible in this area (drawn from discussions with business representatives and policy makers) will be profiled, alongside summaries of the ambition, progress and key constraints to change.

The pool of CEE countries we would be likely to consider:

-          Poland

-          Bulgaria

-          Hungary

-          Latvia

-          Romania

-          Croatia

-          Slovakia

-          Slovenia

The final list will be shorter (probably five) but this constitutes a longlist we would start with.

The report should be framed by an analysis of how the history of the region has shaped the characteristics of its economy, including its housing stock, energy infrastructure, key industries and changes that have taken place since the expansion of the EU to the CEE region, and the remaining challenges, with suggestions for best practice solutions.

The report will examine trends that the key sectors being explored need to be aware of and respond to. Relevant factors may include:

  • Investment trends and financing issues
  • Demand drivers 
  • Wider challenges such as quality of life, health and education and how energy transition interacts with these issues
  • Demographic changes, including migration, population, household sizes, age and level of education of workers in key sectors, etc.
  • Costs and availability of other low-carbon innovations and technologies, including smart technologies and innovative building materials and techniques
  • Emissions
  • Barriers to residential and industrial deployment of renewable energy and energy storage (LCOE)

These trends could be mapped across the CEE region as a whole and in the five states chosen for more detailed case studies/analysis.  Much of this information may be represented in a box or table that sets out the context for discussion in the rest of the report.

An introduction should set the context for the CEE region as a whole and a conclusions section should draw out major implications, including policy recommendations.  The text throughout should be amplified with business examples, quotes and perspectives sourced from CLG members and other companies in our network. Business insights and perspectives will be an essential part of this text and the successful consultant will be expected to work with the CLG secretariat to interview companies to secure material.

To assist in getting this business input we will organise a workshop in the region – provisionally this is scheduled for mid-November, 2018.

The report should aim to be no longer than 15-20 pages of text.

The report should consider this subject holistically including covering:

  • Housing quality and associated challenges
  • Specific examples of energy and costs savings generated by action in this area
  • Scope of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Challenges around financing.
  • The potential for local jobs in relevant sectors to be created by this agenda.
  • Policy options and implications, including looking at the needs for regulation
  • Business and innovation opportunities arising from identified challenges

Countries featured should be chosen to develop a variety of stories from across CEE.

We would expect to have an initial briefing meeting to further discuss the approach and refine messages.

Criteria

The University intends to award to the most economically advantageous offer or offers in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Suitability of proposed approach (25%)
  • Demonstrate understanding of brief (25%)
  • Report design experience (20%)
  • Commitment to minimising waste and environmental processes in production (10%)
  • Value of quotation (20%)

Expressions of interest

If you are interested in applying, please submit the following information to clg@cisl.cam.ac.uk by close of business on 19th September, 2018:

  • CV(s)
  • Quotation (including staff cost breakdown, excluding VAT)
  • Description of the approach you would take to produce the report
  • Examples of relevant work experience

 

The University expects to decide award of contract within 1 week of the return date.

Do not supply any goods or services until you have received confirmation that your proposal has been successful.  Acceptance of the proposal by the University will be in writing. A purchase order will normally be issued.

Please note

The University will not reimburse any bidding costs.

This Invitation is confidential. Do not discuss with any third parties the bid you intend to make (except professional advisers or joint bidders who need to be consulted) nor canvass your bid for acceptance.

The University will regard submissions as confidential until award.  Information you believe would be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 after award must be individually identified in your submission together with the reason for the exemption and for the non-disclosure period claimed.

Variant bids may be submitted but must clearly identify all variants from the University’s specification and state all cost implications.

Proposals and supporting documents shall be in English.  Any contract subsequently entered into will be subject to English law and jurisdiction. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, proposals and orders are issued subject to the University’s Standard Terms, a copy of which is attached. 

Proposals shall comprise a response to the specification and a pricing schedule.

Do not supply any goods or services until you have received confirmation that your proposal has been successful.  Acceptance of the proposal by the University will be in writing. A purchase order will normally be issued.

Proposals and supporting documents shall be in English.  Any contract subsequently entered into will be subject to English law and jurisdiction. Proposals are subject to the University’s Standard Professional Services Conditions, a copy of which is available upon request.

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