Tender Round 7 (TR7) for the grant of two offshore transmission licences
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets
Published date: 30 November 2020
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Contract summary
Industry
• Electricity distribution and related services – 65300000
Location of contract
East of England, Scotland
Value of contract
£1,325,000,000
Procurement reference
tender_257529/905977
Published date
30 November 2020
Closing date
5 February 2021
Closing time
12am
Contract start date
6 April 2022
Contract end date
5 April 2047
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Competitive procedure with negotiation (OJEU)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
No
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
No

Description
This concerns the proposed grant of two offshore transmission licences to successful bidders to connect three offshore wind farms to the GB onshore grid.
TR7 consists of Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm and Moray East Offshore Wind Farm (the Projects).
The tender process will consist of two stages for each Project: an Enhanced Pre-Qualification (EPQ) stage and an Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage, resulting in selection of preferred bidders.
Any bidder wishing to participate in the EPQ stage for any Project must express their interest as per the requirements in the EPQ documentation.

More information
Links
·         https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/
·         Tender Notice
·         Further details on TR7 and how to participate can be found on the Ofgem website
·         https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/electricity/transmission-networks/offshore-transmission
·         Tender Notice
·         Further information in relation to the offshore regime can be found here:
·         https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/electricity/transmission-networks/offshore-transmission/offshore-transmission-tenders/tender-round-7
·         Tender Notice
·         Further details on TR7 can be found here:
·         https://ofgem.bravosolution.co.uk
·         Tender Notice
·         If you are interested in participating in TR7 please register your interest at the following link (after creating a user account you will be able to access the tender documentation):
·         https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/electricity/transmission-networks/offshore-transmission/offshore-transmission-tenders/tender-round-7
·         Tender Notice
·         The Enhanced Pre-Qualification Document for Tender Round 7 can be found on the Ofgem website here:
Additional text
TR7 consists of Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm and Moray East Offshore Wind Farm (the Projects).
The tender process will consist of two stages for each of the Projects: an Enhanced Pre-Qualification (EPQ) stage followed by an Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage which will result in the selection of a preferred bidder.

Any bidder wishing to participate in the EPQ stage for any or all of the Projects must express interest in doing so in accordance with the requirements in the EPQ documentation.

The type of procedure to be adopted is a competitive procedure with negotiation. The subject matter of this notice is the proposed grant of two offshore transmission licences to successful bidders for the purpose of connecting two wind farms to the GB onshore grid.
TR7 consists of two projects. A transmission licence is expected to be granted for each project. High level details about the projects are as follows:

Project: Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm; Developer: RWE Renewables, J-Power and Kansai; Limited Capacity (MW): 857; Location: Within the Greater Wash, approximately 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire and 28 miles from the coast of north Norfolk

Project: Moray East Offshore Wind Farm; Developer: Diamond Green Limited, Moray Offshore Renewable Power Limited, Delphis Holdings Limited and China Three Gorges Limited; Limited Capacity (MW): 900; Location: Approximately 22km off the Caithness coastline in Northern Scotland

Requests to participate/EPQ submissions must be made electronically by 12:00 (local time), 05/02/2021 See the above links for how to do this.

Please note that the information contained in the fields 'contract start date', 'Contract end date' and 'Lowest/actual value (£)' in section 1 of this notice are indicative only. Please consult the tender documentation for further details.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
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Closing: 5 February 2021, 12am