The procurement phase is one of the most important stages of an energy or construction project and builds the foundation for its success.
How your scheme is procured can have an important impact on the overall success of the project. We currently sit on 28 frameworks which allows us to offer a wide range of energy services to clients in all sectors. We can work with your preferred framework or offer advice on the best way to procure your project.
Clear Sustainable Futures is a procurement and delivery framework that is used for developing long-term solutions to sustainability challenges.
Tier 1 Contractor Energy and District Heating Supply Chain Membership.
Low carbon energy efficient infrastructure services, improvements and upgrades to existing or new facilities in the public sector in the UK.
A framework agreement for capable suppliers to provide low carbon energy efficient infrastructure services, improvements and upgrades to existing or new publicly funded health facilities in Ireland.
enFrame is an OJEU compliant framework which enables public sector organisations to procure the best value energy solutions in a timely and simple manner.
Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Framework implementing energy efficiency and local energy generation measures.
Delivery of retrofit energy efficiency services valued under £1m as part of an Energy Performance Contract (EnPC) with a savings guarantee.
Delivery of retrofit energy efficiency services valued over £1m as part of an Energy Performance Contract (EnPC) with a savings guarantee.
Metering & Billing
Commercial Renewable Installations
The Re:fit programme is a procurement initiative for public bodies wishing to implement energy efficiency measures and local energy generation projects on their assets, with support to assist you in the development and delivery of the schemes.
Supported by the Department for Education, this Heating & Renewables framework supports schools, colleges, academies and further and higher education with their heating needs.
Single stage tenders often have a pre-qualification stage to select suitable bidders. These companies then prepare a compliant tender submission based on an invitation to tender document. This is a popular procurement route, and most appropriate where a Client has a clear view on requirements and specifications. Typically, a preferred bidder can be appointed within 12-16 weeks.
Two stage tenders are suitable for clients who are looking for a collaborative contractor to bring innovation and certainty to a project. During the 1st stage a partner is selected based on their capability and track record, before finalising the technical and commercial commitments in the 2nd Stage. This approach can deliver more innovative projects with realistic budgets. Typically, a preferred bidder can be appointed within 8 to 12 weeks.
A competitive dialogue process involves the customer meeting with the bidders during the tender process to discuss the project. This generally involves several stages during which bidders can develop and submit proposals whilst the client has the option to reduce the number of bidders. This is more appropriate when a Client is looking for suggestions from bidders on potential solution. At each dialogue stage, design, commercial and contractual risks can be discussed, and appropriate solutions developed. Typically, a preferred bidder can be appointed within 24-28 weeks.
Frameworks provide a fast track route for procurement and bring with them several benefits. The frameworks already comply with OJEU guidelines and generally with established legal frameworks and a list of prequalified contractors which can see much faster procurement. Whilst frameworks may lack flexibility in some areas, they can provide simpler, faster procurement. Typically, a preferred bidder can be appointed within 4 to 6 weeks.