Energy - Non-half hourly Electricity
Contract ID: RM550
Start Date: 01/10/2009
End Date: 31/03/2014
This single supplier framework agreement for non half hourly electricity offers a range of energy procurement services covering management, conservation and renewable services.
Under this framework the trading team aggregate the volume and manage the execution of trading on your behalf to deliver value for money in a complex, fast moving marketplace.
Additional services include:
- Automated meter reading
- Energy management services and solutions
- Savings on administration costs/cost to serve through significant aggregation.
- A transparent, not for profit charging structure for our services.
- Award winning experience of flexible purchasing in the public sector, with a range of risk products and entry dates.
- The largest buyer of gas and electricity in the UK with in-house skilled market analysts and risk management specialists, and robust independent governance.
- Regular updates on purchases and prices to support budgeting during the purchase window and beyond.
- Access to energy from renewable sources.
- Dedicated supplier-customer service team bypassing mainstream call centres.
- Professional supplier and contract management.
- Option to receive quarterly billing.
- Further discounts to the supplier cost to serve charge as customer site numbers increase through the framework.
To join the framework you will need to complete the following documents:
- Customer Access Agreement: this clearly sets out the respective rights and responsibilities of both Government Procurement Service and yourself. The agreement is part of a set of documents and dovetails with conditions in both the framework agreement and supply contract, each of which are compiled as part of the OJEU procurement process.
- Site Addition Template: this provides full details of all sites to be transferred in a standard template format, with the inclusion of supporting information such as VAT and emergency contact details forms. This will be fully explained in your customer pack which will be sent to you upon receipt of your signed customer access agreement.
- Supply Agreement (Model Contract): this needs to be completed with each supplier who will be providing your energy services.
The energy team will send all your details to the supplier for registration of your sites on receipt of all of these completed documents. Please note that the time for transferring an account from one supplier to another is at least 25 to 30 working days. Therefore this information needs to be provided to us in full at least 30 days before the desired transfer date.
On occasion the new supplier will receive an objection from the incumbent supplier when they try to register the sites. This may occur if there is an existing contract in place, termination of the contract has not been given or if there is debt on the account. It is therefore imperative that you remember to check current contract dates and notice periods required, give notice to the current supplier if required and ensure that all invoices on the account are paid for and up to date.
Once these processes have been completed, you will receive notification of your price and confirmation of the contact details for your key contacts at both the supplier and Government Procurement Service.
Savings are based on:
- Supplier margins and value-added service.
- Cabinet Office guidelines of 09/10 baseline costs for trading performance.
Based on the current volume of customers using the framework, customers are saving in excess of 24% on the management fee when compared to the standard British Gas contract costs.
Customers opting to contract for smart metering via the framework are currently realising a saving of up to 50% vs. the previous smart metering costs available. This is a saving of up to £40 per annum per meter.
You can realise further savings on your electricity prices by reducing payment terms, if you have robust payment methods to ensure you can meet these terms. For example, by reducing terms from 30 days to 10 days you will receive a discount of 0.25%; or 0.14% by reducing to 10 days from 21 days.
- To make access easier for all public sector organisations.
- To support a centralised energy strategy.
- To provide a compliant route to market with delegated expert energy trading.
- To produce standardised terms and conditions.
- To leverage aggregated volume to deliver value added services.
- To expand the market availability for renewable sources.
In accordance with our energy strategy to generate an accessible framework for non half hourly electricity, the procurement was undertaken using the restricted procedure and included a key customer stakeholder group. Following full compliance with EU regulations, tenders were evaluated and a single supplier was chosed for the framework.
The management fee is reviewed periodically during the life of the framework in line with the growth.
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