Ofgem is looking to engage technical consultancy support for the Retail Markets and Research directorate in relation to metering issues. We anticipate that the teams will require support in the following areas:
-Providing advice on the technical aspects of smart metering to inform Ofgemâ€™s ongoing engagement with DECC and industry, and our preparations for regulating the smart meter roll-out and DCC.
-Assessing/advising on practicality, interpretation and implementation of draft regulations, licence conditions and policy proposals in relation to technical aspects of smart metering.
-Developing training materials and providing training for both new and existing internal staff on technical aspects of smart metering.
-Providing technical advice to Ofgem in respect of our strategy for monitoring compliance with the regulatory framework for smart metering.
-Assessing impacts on consumers and industry parties of technical issues relating to the smart meter roll-out.
-Technical metering and installation â€“ advice on statutory obligations covering approvals, certification / stamping and in service reliability.
-Advice on measuring instruments, standards, guidelines, measuring system audits.
-Providing technical support relating to the introduction of biogas into gas distribution systems and gas quality.
-Attending relevant internal and external meetings to provide technical input.
-Drafting technical aspects of internal and external documents relating to smart metering or traditional metering.
-Ad hoc tasks as required
We will consider proposals that offer a single named consultant, and proposals offering a selection of consultants. Therefore proposals are welcome from both independent consultants or firms of multiple consultants.(MT Ref:94242)
Published: 31 Oct 2012, Receipt by: 30 Oct 2012
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