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Tenders & Opportunities

We regularly have tender and business opportunities which will be listed here, along with the necessary supporting documentation. Please note that we do not accept prospective tenders or proposals for work.

We also use this page to provide a platform for tender documentation to be shared by our members. If you have a project you would like us to share with the supply chain, please contact Philippa Warren our Business Development and Special Projects Manager. Direct Dial 01493 412192, switchboard: 01493 412199, email philippa.warren@eeegr.com.

LOCAL

  • Office Space Available in Central Lowestoft through Citizens Advice – Located in the heart of the town within easy reach of the local business community, the main shopping street and newer industries associated with the harbour area, these offices are ideal for short or long term leasing to a number of small start-ups or established organisations looking for a secure town centre based in an attractive building. In addition, a large conference room is available for hire. It is ideally placed for a number of different types of meetings or events. More information can be found here. To enquire about availability or to view please email admin@nescab.cabnet.org.uk.
  • Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme – Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of connection, either individually or as part of a group project. CLICK HERE for more details about how to apply.

 

MARINE

  • EMODNET call for high resolution seabed mapping – EASME is launching an invitation to tender with a view to concluding a service contract on bathymetric high resolution seabed mapping. The objective of the contract is to create and maintain an operational service providing free and open access to digital maps of the seabed topography and coastline of European seas at the highest resolution possible and to the survey data underlying them.

 

OIL & GAS

  • Ethiopian Electric Power – Procurement of 2 drilling Rigs and its accessories, Rig Operation and Maintenance for Drilling Geothermal Wells and drilling Service for 8 wells after delivering and using all the procured or supplied items in Phase I. The purchaser may continue its contract for drilling service of 12 additional wells upon satisfactory performance of the contract, productivity of the drilled wells and availability of the budget.
  • CENAGAS, Mexico – The DIT team in Mexico has been approached by a Mexican Contractor who is very interested in identifying a UK pipeline operator with proven experience, with a view to potential partnering on a CENAGAS tender. More information can be found here. Please contact Chris Wall for more information (chris.wall@mobile.trade.gov.uk).
  • Unlocking the big prize in UK ‘small pools’ – Following a successful ‘Call for Ideas’, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre is backing four subsea ‘plug and play’ projects to help unlock the 3.4 billion barrels of oil and gas in marginal fields, or ‘small pools’ on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Plug and play is a concept from the computing and space industries, where equipment is designed to be connected, operated and reused more simply and efficiently. Adopting this concept in oil and gas could significantly reduce the cost of developing small pools.

 

OFFSHORE WIND

 

FUNDING

  • Innovate UK – APC 10: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability – The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests approximately £30 million, 3 times a year, in match funded, pre-production R&D projects. APC 10 is currently seeking proposals for UK projects that significantly reduce automotive carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality. Projects could focus on: motors; batteries; power electronics; hybridisation; alternative propulsion systems.
    • Size: £5 million-£40 million
    • Length: 18-42 months
    • Funding level: 45-70%
    • Deadline: Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 12:00pm. Apply Here.
  • Innovate UK – Robotics and AI: inspect, maintain and repair in extreme environments – An unusual competition, for individuals to take part in a five-day residential “Innovation Lab” workshop session,  from 10-14 September 2018. The aim of the workshop is to develop collaborative proposals for research and innovation projects focused on robotic and artificial intelligence (RAI) systems that remove humans from infrastructure inspection, maintenance and repair in extreme environments. The challenge is to develop technologies and systems that make unmanned operation the standard approach in areas such as off-shore energy, nuclear energy, mining and space. After the workshop the developed project collaborations will have 3 weeks to finalise their proposals before submitting them for assessment.
    • Size: £2 million-£6 million
    • Length: Jan 2019-Mar 2021
    • Funding level: 45-70%
    • Deadline: Wednesday 11th July 2018 at 12:00pm. Apply Here.
  • Innovate UKOpen Programme funding competition – The Open Programme is designed to help businesses to develop disruptive, cutting-edge innovations with strong commercial potential. The competition is open to both SMEs and large companies, individually or collaboratively. Projects could be: feasibility studies which may include a proof of market; industrial research or experimental development.
    • Size: £25,000-£2million
    • Length: 6-26 months
    • Funding level: 25-70%
    • Deadline: Wednesday 11th July 2018 at 12:00pm. Apply Here.
  • UK Research and Innovation – Smart local energy systems: concepts and designs – UKRI will invest up to £1.5 million to fund revolutionary concept and design studies for new, smarter approaches to local energy. These approaches must aim to provide cleaner, cheaper energy services for UK consumers in the 2020s while helping make communities more prosperous and resilient. Designs must combine new and existing energy technologies with: smart systems; new market and regulatory solutions, such as for energy trading; consumer engagement.
    • Size: project costs can be £100,000-£200,000
    • Length: 6 months (Jan-July 2019)
    • Funding level: 70%
    • Deadline: Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 12:00pm. Apply Here.
  • UK Research and Innovation – Smart local energy systems: demonstrators – UKRI will invest up to £40 million from the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This competition aims to invest in up to 3 world-leading practical smart energy systems demonstrators. These will include new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand patterns across power, heating and transport.
    • Size: Up to 45% of project costs, which can be between £26-£160m
    • Length: 24-36 months
    • Deadline: Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 12:00pm.  Apply Here.
  • Carbon Trust – The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund – This fund supports SMEs wishing to make energy savings in their business, through: energy opportunity assessments; equipment procurement support; workshops; and capital contributions for supply and installation of energy saving equipment.
    • Size: Up to £10,000
    • Length:
    • Funding level: Up to 15%
    • Deadline: First come, first served.
    • Find out more here.
  • Orbis Energy – Supply Chain Innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE) – This is a £6million grant fund supporting small and medium sized companies in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk that are developing innovative technologies in offshore renewable energy – from patenting a product to exploring concepts that offer new ways of solving problems and driving efficiency.
    • Size: minimum grant of £2,500
    • Funding level: 40% or £50,000, whichever is the lower
    • Deadline: None. Apply Here.
  • New Anglia LEP – New Anglia LEP Growing Business Fund – The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has grants available for businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk that are looking to expand. The grants can typically cover up to 20% of the total cost of an expansion project and can be used to leverage funding from other sources such as banks and other financial organisations.
    • Size: up to £500,000
    • Funding level: 20-30%
    • Deadline: None. Apply Here.
  • Signpost 2 Grants – The Signpost 2 Grants programme can make grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 to cover up to 20% of the cost of a capital investment in a business. To qualify for the grant you must be:
    • Located within the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough area
    • Be a micro or SME that employs less than 250 people
    • Seeking to make a capital investment in your business, for example by purchasing new equipment or investing in your premises
    • Planning to grow and employ more staff in the future
    •  Size: £2000 – £20,000
    • Length: N/A
    • Funding level: 20%
    • Deadline: None. Apply Here.
  • Climate-KIC – Climate KIC UK Accelerator – Created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, with the aim of creating sustainable growth by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation, Climate KIC offers support as well as funding to entrepreneurs. The Pathfinder ideator programme can provide grants of up to €50,000 and the Accelerator grants of up to €95,000.
  • Horizon 2020 – The European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, covers a broad range of topics in thematically focused calls, including energy and environmental technologies and includes specific schemes aimed at SMEs. Funding levels for small businesses can occasionally be as high as 100% for small initial feasibility studies but will typically be in the form of a grant of 70% of direct costs. The dedicated SME strand can in principle fund early deployment and market replication, not just R&D, and funding can be provided to single applicants without the requirement for European collaboration. However, a European dimension to the project and its outcomes is still likely to be an important consideration.
  • ELENA – Supporting investments in energy efficiency and sustainable transport – ELENA is a joint initiative by the European Investment Bank and the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. ELENA provides grants for technical assistance focused on the implementation of energy efficiency, distributed renewable energy and urban transport projects and programmes.
    • Size: total annual grant budget currently around EUR 20 million
    • Length: 2-4 years
    • Funding level: up to 90%
    • Deadline: First-come-first-served.
    • Find out more here.
  • Eurostars – EUREKA Eurostars – The EUREKA Eurostars Programme supports market-oriented, international collaborative research and innovation projects led by “research-performing SMEs”, by easing access to support and funding. Projects can address any civilian technological area and must have the objective to development a new product, process or service.
    • Funding level: up to 60%
    • Deadline: rolling; two assessments/year; next cut-off 1st Nov 2018.
    • Find out more here.