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Electricity framework agreement: 2019-2021

Guidance for public bodies on how to use the framework.

Electricity framework agreement: 2019-2021
Who can access: all public sector
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021
Category: utilities - national

Overview

National framework agreement for the supply of electricity for the Scottish public sector.

What is in scope

Electricity supply for: half hourly, non half hourly and domestic metered sites, and unmetered supply points. 

Who can use this

The framework can be used by:

  • central government
  • health
  • local authorities
  • universities and colleges
  • third sector
  • other public bodies

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.

Entitlement can be established from the terms of the OJEU advert and guidance on this can be found in Annex A of Scottish Government Guidance on Framework Agreements. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.

Benefits

The benefits of this contract are:

  • estimated savings of £18 million over initial two year period
  • improved customer service
  • provision of a self-service web portal

Sustainability benefits include:

  • option of Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) certificates at a fixed rate
  • a range of Energy Efficiency Services available as additional services
  • framework designed to facilitate renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements
  • ability for public bodies to sell self-generated renewable energy back to the grid via a Power Purchase Agreement
  • provision of additional technical support and guidance around electrical connections for community energy schemes

Community and socio-economic benefits include:

  • apprenticeship training programmes including apprentice schemes for EDF Energy’s renewables business in Scotland
  • work experience placements for school pupils, funding transport and lunches to enable children from deprived areas to take part
  • work with local authorities to register schools with EDF Energy’s online schools programme ‘The Pod’ - focusing on energy, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • support for schools to engage in EDF’s supported education and training schemes including the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) and Go4SET programme with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Scotland in local high schools
  • promote EDF Community Benefit funds to public bodies and support the identification of any opportunities that may be eligible for funding
  • committed to using local supply chain partners and contractors wherever possible, promoting opportunities for SMEs and maximising the benefit to the local economy
  • advertisement any sub-contact opportunities on Public Contracts Scotland web site

Fair Work Matters:

  • Living Wage Foundation accreditation
  • do not operate zero hours contracts
  • do not use umbrella companies
  • signed up to the Scottish Government’s Scottish Business Pledge

Supplier

EDF Energy Customers Ltd

Further information

Public bodies wishing to access the national electricity contract must provide a signed agency agreement to Scottish Procurement.

This document delegates authority to Scottish Procurement to purchase electricity in the wholesale electricity market and also includes sign up to the national gas contract.

As part of the agreement, public bodies must also provide site data information in the format required in the electricity contract data templates.

The agency agreement is included as annex A to the buyer’s guide. The buyer’s guide and site additions form are attached below.

Framework documents, including an EDF Energy Operational Process Manual, can be found on the Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this site and are eligible to use the framework please complete the attached template and send to procurementutilities@gov.scot

Contact

Tom Waring

Senior Portfolio Specialist

Email: tom.waring@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 244 5485