Tender Round 1

Projects under the transitional tender rounds are those that qualified into the tender process by 31 March 2012 and specifically have transmission assets that were constructed by the offshore developer, then transferred to the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO).

We commenced the first transitional tender round (TR1) on 22 July 2009.

After the completion of all the projects in TR1, an independent report was commissioned to determine the benefits generated. We then undertook a consultation which concluded that the competitive tendering of offshore transmission assets under TR1 saved consumers between £200m and £400m.

Documents relating to the tender round as a whole can be found at the bottom of this page.

Qualifying Projects

Details of the projects that were tendered in TR1 can be found in the map application:

Offshore transmission tenders: map application

Publications and updates

  • Published: 18th Sep 2015
  • Decisions, Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter set out the Authority’s decision regarding the the repayment of the excess funds following the TR1 aggregation exercise.

  • Published: 26th Feb 2014
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This guidance outlines the steps we would follow prior to initiating an OFTO of Last Resort process, such as proactively engaging with the licensee and funders.

  • Published: 5th Aug 2013
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
The Authority's final decision in relation to the application for certification under the ownership unbundling requirements of the Third Package by Greater Gabbard OFTO Limited

  • Published: 15th Dec 2011
  • Other
  • 2 Associated documents
This document sets out the Tender Rules relating to the first competitive Tender Round which will lead to the granting of Offshore Transmission Licences. The Cost Recovery Methodology is included as an appendix

  • Published: 28th Mar 2011
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This Invitation to Tender Document is issued by the Authority pursuant to Regulation 15(2) of the Tender Regulations 2010. This document is for information only; we will only accept submissions from parties that have been invited to respond.

  • Published: 13th Oct 2010
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter sets out alternative credit rating arrangements which the Authority considers are likely to be suitable for Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs).

  • Published: 1st Mar 2010
  • Guidance
  • 2 Associated documents
This cover note accompanies the generic Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) special licence conditions (version 0.5), guidance note and licence model, which are attached below

  • Published: 14th Oct 2009
  • Guidance
  • 2 Associated documents
This Guidance Note sets out the process to achieving transfer of transmission assets under the first offshore transmission transitional tender round

  • Published: 1st Oct 2009
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This document provides further information with respect to the first transitional tender round. It is published for information only; we will only accept QTT submissions from parties that have been invited to respond.

  • Published: 24th Sep 2009
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This Qualification to Tender Document is issued by the Authority pursuant to Regulation 9(2) of the Tender Regulations. This document is for information only; we will only accept submissions from parties that have been invited to respond.

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