What is a Dual Offer?


A dual offer is a quotation for your connection works with two options. You may only select one of these options when accepting your offer. Only new connections and increased supplies where a new connection is required are eligible to receive a dual offer.

Option 1: NIE Networks completes the Full Connection Works

If you accept option 1, NIE Networks will carry out all of the connection works required to facilitate your connection. Therefore NIE Networks will complete the contestable works and non-contestable works.

Option 2: NIE Networks completes the Non-Contestable Works only

If you accept option 2, NIE Networks will only carry out the non-contestable works associated with your connection. You must appoint and pay for an ICP to manage the delivery of the contestable elements of your connection (the contestable works). NIE Networks will liaise with your chosen ICP to agree work schedules for the completion of the non-contestable works and to carry out inspections of the contestable works.

You will be provided with a list of connection works relating to your connection for option 1 and option 2 in your quotation summary. This is included with your dual offer. The connection works listed for option 2 will be split into contestable works and non-contestable works. The costs for the works listed in the quotation summary are exclusive of VAT and are subject to change if we need to re-quote your job.

Accepting your Offer

Both options in your dual offer are valid for 90 days from the offer’s date of issue. Your dual offer will contain a number of terms documents including your Terms Letters, Acceptance of Terms, Technical Terms and General Terms for Connection Works. Ensure that you read all of these documents before accepting your connection offer.

Document Checklist

  1.  If you accept option 1, please send us:
    • The signed Acceptance of Terms: “Option 1 – NIE Networks Full Works Option”
    • The correct payment amount as specified on the “Option 1 – Full Works Option” Payment Request (ensure the payment amount matches the total for option 1)
  2. If you accept option 2, please send us:
    • The signed Acceptance of Terms: “Option 2 – NIE Networks Non Contestable Works Option”
    • The correct payment amount as specified on the Option 2 - Non Contestable Works Option” Payment Request (ensure the payment amount matches the total for option 2)
    • The signed ICP nomination form, completed to include details of your appointed ICP
Your ICP nomination form allows you to officially inform us of your chosen ICP and allows us to initiate contact with them regarding your connection. NIE Networks must be in possession of your signed acceptance of terms, ICP nomination form (only if selecting option 2) and full payment before any construction works for your connection can commence.

Your Application Journey

Whether you select option 1 or option 2 in your dual offer, NIE Networks will always be involved in the connection process. You must submit your initial application for a connection to the distribution network to us and we must, at a minimum, complete the non-contestable elements of your connection.

The process your job follows from the submission of your application to when switch the electricty on depends on whether you pick option 1 or option 2 in your dual offer.

How the process works?   

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