Clean manufacturing precincts decarbonisation roadmaps FAQ
Frequently asked questions
When does the Expression of Interest (EOI) close?
The EOI closes at 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 16 November 2021.
Am I eligible?
We will accept and consider submissions from any category of business, organisation and sector including, but not limited to:
- technology developers
- engineering firms and consultants
- energy companies
- industrial companies
- peak bodies
- industry associations and public bodies.
Please read the full conditions outlined in sections 2.3 and 5.0 of the EOI proposal guide available on eTender before applying. These sections provide more detail on application quality and criteria. Please note you will be required to create a login before you can access this document.
What is the application process?
The application process is divided into two stages:
- Stage 1: expression of interest stage (open now)
- Stage 2: request for proposal stage (opens 8 December 2021)
The EOI period closes at 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 16 November. After this time, your application will be considered by the department and assessed against the eligibility and merit criteria outlined in section 5 of the proposal guide. As part of the evaluation process, we may invite you to make presentations regarding your response or request.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome approximately 4 weeks after the EOI closes. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in stage 2 and asked to undertake a detailed proposal for their industrial decarbonisation roadmap.
How can I submit an EOI?
To complete the online EOI, please submit your response on eTender. On this page you can download a copy of the EOI response form, proposal guide and standard conditions of tendering to help you to prepare your answers prior to submitting.
You will need to complete the EOI online by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 16 November.
How do I find out more information?
For more information about the tender process, please see our documents on eTender. Please note you will be required to create a login before you can access these documents.
How do I register for an information session?
We will offer two briefing sessions during the EOI period. These will provide you with information about the intent and requirements of the tender, and an opportunity to ask questions. Each session will provide the same information and attendance is optional.
- Dates: Wednesday 20 October and Tuesday 26 October 2021
- Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm AEDT
- Location: The events will be held online. A link to join the session will be sent to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.
- Registration: Please register your attendance for this online event at https://events.humanitix.com/cmp-eoi-briefing. Registrations close 48 hrs prior to the event.
Further information on the briefings is available in section 7.8 (page 23) of the EOI proposal guide available on eTender. Before you attend a briefing session, prepare by reading all EOI documents available on eTender including the EOI response form and proposal guide. Note: you will be required to create a login before you can access these documents.
Who can I contact to ask a question?
Requests for clarification can be made in writing by emailing [email protected]. We will update you with any important information about the process as an Addendum on the eTendering website.
How will my response be evaluated?
Your response will be assessed by the department based on the eligibility and merit criteria set out in the proposal guide. Please read the full conditions outlined in sections 2.3 and 5.0 of the EOI proposal guide available on eTender. As part of the evaluation process we may request further information, and/or invite you to make presentations regarding your response or request a site inspection.
Will you contact me if clarification about my application is required?
As applications will be assessed against eligibility and merit criteria, please ensure you have completed the form with all required information. As part of the evaluation process we may request further information. You may also be invited to make presentations regarding your response, or we may request a site inspection.
How are the clean manufacturing precinct roadmaps aligned with the NSW Government’s hydrogen hubs?
The production of low carbon fuels including hydrogen is a key pathway for industrial decarbonisation. The two initiatives are closely related, as clean manufacturing precinct decarbonisation roadmaps should consider the role hydrogen can play in industrial decarbonisation.
For that reason, you should consider how decarbonisation roadmaps may leverage hydrogen hubs in your EOI. This includes hubs supported in the Hunter and Illawarra regions under the NSW Government’s $70 million hydrogen hub initiative.
Why is the government only considering the Illawarra and Hunter regions? What about other regions?
The Illawarra and Hunter regions have been identified as having the most potential for industrial decarbonisation in NSW. This is because of the existing cluster of high emitting industries in these regions, which offer opportunities for significant emissions reduction. We may consider other regions at a later stage of the program.