Supply of Energy 2

Summary:

Central government and wider public sector organisations can access the supply of electricity and gas through a specialist risk managed energy procurement service. 

Description:

For the supply and administration of all electricity and gas procured by our dedicated energy trading and risk management team.

This agreement also supports your ‘Net Zero’ ambitions by providing:

  • access to power purchase agreements
  • clean ‘carbon free’ energy
  • energy saving advice
  • carbon offsetting credits and allowances
  • data and portfolio management
  • support with carbon reporting
  • a range of other decarbonisation services.

This is a 4 year framework agreement.

Benefits:

  • access to the UK’s biggest public sector energy procurement service which has a proven track record of providing outstanding value
  • incorporates all the latest government policy requirements for example:
    • social value
    • Carbon Net Zero
    • Cabinet Office Sourcing Playbook
  • supported by an energy specialist legal services provider
  • commercial benefits such as competitive management fees achieved by CCS aggregate buying of approximately £51bn of public sector energy
  • CCS customers can opt for the energy trading strategy which suits their organisation, such as fixed or variable billing options
  • CCS customers can access a dedicated customer service team and account managers
  • receive regular reports on energy prices and how they impact your budgets
  • access educational webinars, bulletins and events to let you know the latest insight on key energy market development
  • provides a digital portfolio management service with online access to information such as site lists and consumption data
  • provides all site works and metering services

Product types:

  • Lot 1: Electricity Supply of approximately £43 billion of electricity to central government and wider public sector customers.
  • Lot 2: Gas – Supply of approximately £8 billion of gas to central government and wider public sector customers.

Customer engagement

Between late 2021 and early 2022 we hosted a series of customer workshops. These workshops explored customer priorities and requirements across many key themes. The outcomes of these workshops helped to:

  • inform the procurement strategy and specification
  • define some of the key contract provisions

Supplier engagement

We have managed an extensive programme of market engagement throughout this process. In 2021 we engaged with suppliers to help inform the procurement strategy. This engagement took place through a series of:

  • webinars
  • request for information (RFIs)
  • one to one meetings

In 2022 we remained closely engaged with the market to keep suppliers informed of key project dates. We also shared a Bidders Briefing webinar with suppliers who were successful at the Select Questionnaire stage.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in Find a Tender Service (FTS) Read Contract Notice
Award notice Not available yet

Timeline

Activity Estimated dates
Strategy development April 2021 to March 2022
Drafting of procurement documents April 2021 to March 2022
Publication of FTS notice September 2022
Framework award February 2023