The LEP are looking to procure a piece of consultancy entitled ‘the NET ZERO NORTH WEST (NZNW) CLUSTER PLAN – MAKING THE INVESTMENT CASE’, which is funded via Innovate UK and overseen by a consortia of partners to develop the NZNW Cluster Plan for industrial decarbonisation.

The LEP are looking for consultancy services from high quality providers that deliver a service that is demonstrably focused around the needs of The Net Zero North West Cluster Plan Investment Case. Tenderers are requested to study the specification in detail and ensure that the specified requirements can be met that are stated within the document and thus your understanding of our requirements is reflected in your tender response including pricing specification.

The contract for this consultancy is expected to commence w/c 7st June 2021, with the exact dates to be agreed depending on the agreement between the successful provider and The LEP.

Please provide a response to this ITT by completing the appendices listed below and providing any additional or supporting information, which you consider appropriate. In completing the ITT, please adhere to the structure contained in this document and include “Not applicable” where appropriate.

Tenderers are advised that it is compulsory to complete and return all of the following documents. Failure to do so will mean that your tender is not considered.

Completion of Tenderer Declaration (Appendix 1)
Completion of the Pricing Schedule (Appendix 2)
Completion of Contract Terms & Conditions Agreement Form (Appendix 4)

The indicative timescales for the commission are:

Issue brief for procurement w/c 26th April 2021
Deadline for clarification questions 12 noon, Wednesday 12th May 2021
Deadline for submissions 12 Noon, Friday 21th May 2021
Possible Interviews (if required) Tuesday 1st June 2021
Commencement of Contract / Inception Meeting w/c 7th June 2021
Research Synthesis & Initial Presentation Materials 30th June 2021
Investment Case Draft End-November 2021
Draft Final report & Presentation End-May 2022
Final Report and Presentation Materials End-September 2022
Completion End-October 2022

If you have any specific questions concerning this document or the process for submission of your proposal, then please email through to: tenders@871candwep.co.uk

Only questions submitted to this email address will be answered. It would be most helpful if queries could be submitted in one email rather than piecemeal within the deadline stated in 7.2 of this document.

Closing Date and Submissions

The closing date and time for the receipt of submissions and all requested documentation relating to this stage is 12:00 hours (12 noon) on Friday 21st May 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions will only be accepted if they are returned via email to tenders@871candwep.co.uk