Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Energy Label Generator

Incomplete applications

4
Incomplete applications
3 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

9
Completed applications
8 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 17 December 2018
Deadline for asking questions Monday 24 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 31 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Summary of the work Essential skills and experience include:
Business process experience: Demonstrable knowledge and recent experience of business to business, web to print business processes that are logic based automated from user input.
Experience in delivering evidence-based research to inform user-centric design, focus on user needs, end-to-end user journeys, motivations and goals.
Latest start date Monday 7 January 2019
Expected contract length 15 days for Discovery
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Budget range

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done The EU provides an Energy Label Generator which some UK-only suppliers may lose access to after EU Exit on 29 March 2019. We would like to understand the potential user needs and their current energy labelling online journeys/sources of information.
Problem to be solved A UK Energy Label Generator will be required after EU Exit. The project has identified a preferred option; a Supplier is needed to conduct a Discovery per the GDS Service Manual to achieve outcomes, defined as:
“How you know discovery is finished” at https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/agile-delivery/how-the-discovery-phase-works
and specifically including user research described and with an example at:
https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/user-research/user-research-in-discovery
Further to this, the Supplier to provide the services: alpha, beta, live and retirement under the principles as defined in:
https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/agile-delivery
and referenced from the heading:
“Phases of an agile project”
Who the users are and what they need to do The users of the UK Energy Label Generator would be UK businesses who place energy-using products on the UK market only. These are likely to be predominantly SMEs as some larger businesses and trade associations offer their own bespoke energy label generators.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done Pre-‘Discovery’ activities have identified a preferred option. Existing processes in larger businesses have been identified and engagement with trade associations has helped us to begin refining user need and business need.
Legislation is being drafted to ensure relevant EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulations brought into domestic law and are enforceable in the UK after EU Exit.
Existing team The Supplier will be working closely with members of the Policy Team, which comprises a Project Manager, an Economist, a Senior Responsible Owner and Project Support. The team has support from Digital, Commercial and Project Delivery Specialists.
Current phase Discovery

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Workshops and meetings will take place onsite at BEIS’ offices (1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET) as and when appropriate. The rest of the work will be done at the Supplier’s own offices and, if appropriate, face-to-face with users at users’ locations
Working arrangements Agile principles.
Supplier will use provide their own equipment.
Time and Materials project based upon an agreed Initial Project Schedule as iteratively and formally updated prior to actual work.
Security clearance None

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • 1. Business process experience: Demonstrable knowledge and recent experience of business to business, web to print business processes that are logic based automated from user input.
  • 2. Experience in delivering evidence-based research to inform user-centric design, focus on user needs, end-to-end user journeys, motivations and goals.
  • 3. Recent and demonstrable experience of designing and developing digital services that meet identified user needs and business objectives.
  • 4. Recent and demonstrable experience in defining functional and non-functional requirements and criteria that can be used to inform tool selection.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 3
Proposal criteria
  • Essential skills and experience (as listed 1-4 )
  • 5. Recent and demonstrable experience of successfully managing and delivering web to print projects within tight timescales
  • 6. Recent demonstrable experience delivering under agile principles.
Cultural fit criteria 7. Work collaboratively with non-technical, business functions in a multi-disciplinary team
Payment approach Time and materials
Assessment methods Written proposal
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. We note your estimate of the number of days effort. Would it be possible to provide an indication of your preferred budget alongside this? There is not a budget, the actual spend will be a function of the day rates and time as agreed with the customer.