The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has appointed consulting firm Arup to its new Energy Technical Specialist Framework, set up to provide it with an overview of current energy technologies and practices. The consulting firm will work on 17 of the 22 lots of the 4-year contract.
The UK DECC is a ministerial department, supported by nine agencies and public bodies, charged with ensuring the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promoting international action to maintain energy security and mitigate dangerous climate change.
Energy Technical Specialist Framework
The Energy Technical Specialist Framework has been set up by the DECC to support it with the determination, evaluation and delivering of the UK energy and climate change policies and programmes. According to the DECC, the Framework will provide it with a summary of current energy technologies and practices in areas such as nuclear, wind, solar, carbon capture and storage, and heat networks.
To find the specialists for the Framework, the DECC went out to tender a 4-year contract worth up to £10 million. The contract is divided into 22 different lots, with a value of up to £450,000 each.
Professional services firm Arup was among the organisations that applied for the Framework and submitted bids for 17 out of the 22 lots, including nuclear technologies, onshore wind and energy efficiency in buildings. The consulting firm has been successful in securing all of them. Commenting on the appointment, says Alan Thomson, Director Energy at Arup, says: “We are delighted to have been appointed to so many lots in DECC’s Energy Framework. The appointment recognises the tremendous breadth of skills we have across the energy market and this framework will help develop robust UK energy policy over the coming years.”