Renewables consultancy EC Harris has won a £95,000 contract to write a ‘renewables strategy’ for a Scottish local authority.
A ‘restricted’ bidding procedure was used by North Ayrshire Council – and only four bids for the contract were received, including Harris’ Edinburgh office.
Tenders were weighted 70:30 on ‘quality’ and ‘price’ respectively.
A spokesman said: “North Ayrshire Council is seeking to commission a renewable energy strategy which will position North Ayrshire as a centre of excellence and innovation for renewable technologies, renewable energy generation, and affordable energy, through identification of further renewable energy opportunities on which to capitalise on within the area.”
No other details have been provided by the council – despite this being a public-sector procurement bid.
North Ayrshire is home to Hunterston B – one of Scotland’s two civil nuclear power stations.