Procurement - electricity framework agreement

Guidance for public bodies on how to use the framework.

This framework ended on 31 March 2019. For up-to-date information go to:


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 un-metered 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 our guidance on framework agreements.


The benefits of this contract are:

  • estimated savings of £40 million over initial three year period
  • can help to address emissions from energy use through energy efficiency measures, access to renewable generatino sources and opportunities to sell green electricity back to the grid
  • improved customer service

Community benefits include:

  • support to vulnerable customers via the EDF Energy Trust Fund

  • large number of Scottish schools participating in EDF’s web-based interactive tool promoting education and awareness of energy and environmental matters

  • Scottish-based apprentices employed by EDF, with the intention of offering employment at the end of their apprenticeship

  • EDF fund several research programmes via the Energy Technology Institute running at several Scottish universities


EDF Energy 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 forthcoming 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 and site data forms are attached below, alongside a customer welcome pack.

Electricity and natural gas agency agreement
EDF customer welcome pack
Supplier EDF site additions form


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Tel: 0131 244 5485

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