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Smart Metering & Smart Grids Procurement & Bid Expertise

We provided smart metering procurement support to an independent supplier, reviewing the tender processes that they had initiated for smart meter installation, meter manufacturer and MAP services. We worked closely with staff to ensure all requirements and assumptions were understood and completed assurance audits on the responses received by each of the third parties.

Distribution Network Operator – We provided bid support to a Distribution Network Operator 's (DNO's) Tier 2 Low Carbon Network Fund (LCNF) application, which involves designing and trialling energy efficiency interventions led by the DNO.

Global Construction Company – We provided specialist support to a global company in its tender response to a major energy supplier, to provide smart metering services out of patch. This included a complete review of a draft contract highlighting operational concerns, risk areas, and any issues plus reviewing regulation, Accreditation requirements and compliance checks. 

Distribution Network Operator – We supported a Distribution Network Operator with the preparation of a bid for Low Carbon Network Funding, which was associated with an ambitious smart grid trial involving both technical and commercial innovations, which aimed to accelerate the connections process for renewable generation. We provided specialist input, participated in workshops and prepared sections of the bid document.

Trade Association – We managed the process to appoint a 3rd party agent to act as Scheme Operator for the Smart Metering Device Assurance Regime. This included project management, stakeholder management (with the Government, DCC, Energy Suppliers and Meter Manufacturers), requirement identification and definition, Request for Procurement (RFP) documentation (including full scope of work and pricing elements), vendor management, evaluation, appointment recommendation and contract negotiation. 

Independent Supplier - We provided smart metering procurement support to an independent supplier, reviewing the tender processes that they had initiated for smart meter installation, meter manufacturer and MAP services. We worked closely with internal staff to ensure all requirements and assumptions were understood and completed assurance audits on the responses received by each of the third parties. 

 

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