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Opportunities

We will be allocating funding for the Clean Air, UK Climate Resilience and ExCALIBUR programmes through open competition. 

 

UK Climate Resilience programme

Clean Air programme

 

UK Climate Resilience programme

Call Reference:  DN487386
Met Office tendering on behalf of BEIS.
Open call for: SPF UK Climate Resilience – High-impact storylines and scenarios for risk assessment and planning (CR20-4)
 
Grant Funds for the period: 1st December 2020 – 30th November 2022
Call for competition to cover the following call: 
 
Lot number Title Amount (100% FEC) Amount (80% FEC) FY20/21 FY21/22

     FY22/23    

CR20-4

High-impact storylines and scenarios for risk assessment and planning £350,000 £280,000      
   

Amount per FY

(100% FEC):

£60k £175k

£115k

   

Amount per FY

(80% FEC):

£45k £140k

£95k

Key dates

 
Deadlines for bids:                    23rd September 2020 12 midday 
Estimated Award of Call:          w/c 2nd November 2020
Estimated Delivery Period:     1st December 2020 – 30th November 2022
 
Background
The Met Office has a funding opportunity for the following project.
The SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme is supported by BEIS/UKRI and is commissioning research that will use multiple lines of evidence to produce high-impact storylines and scenarios of present and future climate, to at least 2100. These scenarios are sometimes used to examine plausible worse-case outcomes and some types are referred to as H++ scenarios. The outputs should cover a number of climate variables. The form of the outputs should include both narrative descriptions and quantitative datasets that can be applied in a range of potential impact studies and assessments. Additionally, information should be provided on the level of confidence in the storylines and scenarios and their underlying assumptions.
 
The scenarios produced must cover the UK and ideally, where appropriate, have consistency with UKCP18 outputs, including by providing any datasets on the same grids as UKCP and including the same regions.
 
The project must produce high-impact climate storylines or scenarios for both high emission, mid-emission and low emission futures. Additionally, where it is possible to do so there should be some guidance on the joint probability of different types of high-impact event occurring together, including a discussion of the physical conditions leading to this.
 
The scenarios and storylines must be both useful and usable for risk assessment and suitable user engagement should be part of the project.
 
Eligibility
The following criteria must be met by UK organisations submitting a bid against Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) funded Calls to be eligible to apply or be awarded funds against this Call:

- Must be a UK operating and registered organisation. 
- Consortium bids are eligible; a lead partner must be nominated for payment and agreement purposes and all parties must be UK operating and registered organisations. Details of all consortium members must be provided.
- Funding can only be used to fund new activity for the costs incurred.
- The activity must last the full duration of the Grant Award Term specified
- There must be a willingness to work with Authority and other organisations and individuals associated with the SPF Programme.
 
How to Apply:
The above funding opportunity is advertised on the Met Office ProContract e-Tendering portal called ProContract.  To access and register your interest you will need to log onto the ProContract portal via this  link: 

You may need to search for the Call reference: DN487386
You will need to register your company (if you have not already done so) and register your interest against the opportunity before you are able to access the tender documents.
 
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Online Discussions between Bidders and the Met Office:
There is a Discussions function on ProContract which shall be used to provide all further information regarding this opportunity including any changes to time scales, scope or clarifications. This function must be used by bidders to submit all clarification questions.
 
 
The National Environment Research Council (NERC) has announced an opportunity - Preparing for Future Clean Air Challenges: Interdisciplinary research and innovation consortia.
Key dates
Closing date (Notification of Intent): 16:00 on 3 September 2020
Closing date (Outline Proposals): 16:00 on 15 October 2020
Closing date (Full Proposals - INVITE ONLY): 16:00 on 25 February 2021
 
Full details can be found on the NERC website.