If you're a Flexible Service Provider looking to earn extra income, register your solutions via Piclo Flex 👉 https://picloflex.com/
Create a Piclo Flex account and complete the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) application. If you haven't already, you’ll need to upload your solution data onto the Piclo Flex platform
We will now tender for flexibility services for the next 18 months, rolling forward by six months for each subsequent tender. For example:
Service Windows: November 2023 to March 2025
Service Windows: April 2024 to November 2025
Service Windows: November 2024 to March 2026
Service Windows: April 2025 to November 2026
Spring 2023 - Invitation to Tender
Spring 2023 – ITT Appendices
Spring 2023 – Flexibility Services Agreement template
Spring 2023 – Estimated Utilisation Hours
Spring 2023 – Guide Price Ranges
2023-28 Flexibility Requirements Summary
Please review document March 23- Pricing Strategy
For Utilisation, it is anticipated that the products will be managed as follows:
We will consider bids from assets already connected and also from those in development.However, we are using these services to ensure network security, therefore during our bidassessment phase we will consider the validity and certainty of projects and may require development milestones within the Flexibility Services Agreement.
We will also consider bids from providers who wish to contract with assets following Contract Award, however as for assets in development, we may require milestones to be included within the Flexibility Services Agreement.
Note: any asset would need to be available for testing at least one month prior to the first service window.
No, we do not require exclusivity.
You are required to declare your availability a week ahead during the contracted service window thereby confirming that you can provide the contracted import/export position in response to a schedule and/or instruction from us.
You are permitted to stack other services with other parties, providing they do not prevent you from meeting your contractual obligations with us. If, due to reduced network requirements, we do not accept your week ahead availability declaration you are free to provide other services during the contracted service window the week ahead declaration covered.
All bids must be submitted via the Picloflex platform and the following applies:
Performance will be monitored using meter data from meters at the site.
For all successful bidders, a site-specific baseline will be agreed.
The intention of any baseline method is to determine how the site/asset offering the service would have been operating if it didn’t have a Flexibility Services contract in place, i.e. what the site would normally be doing – this is the baseline against which service provision will be measured and paid for. Once the baseline is agreed, we are not concerned with how you operate during the service windows providing that, if instructed by us, you can deliver the contracted service. For example, if the agreed baseline position for your site was 2MW exporting (i.e. that’s how the site/asset would be normally operating), and we had a contract with you to provide 3MW export of flexibility service, then your site would have to operate at an absolute export position of 5MW when it was providing us with the service.
To further clarify:
Please review the Bid Assessment document
We are happy to attend one-to-one appointments with our flexibility services stakeholders to assist with any queries relating to our policies and process for the procurement and use of Flexibility Services. Please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a meeting.
We welcome feedback from all stakeholders, please e-mail us at email@example.com with any comments or questions on our policies, processes or tenders.
For any general comments, please contact our Flexibility Team at firstname.lastname@example.org