Publication - Advice and guidance

Non-domestic energy efficiency framework

Published: 1 Mar 2016

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the framework agreement.

1 Mar 2016
Non-domestic energy efficiency framework
Who can access: all public sector
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 1 March 2016 to 29 February 2020
Category: Utilities - national


Framework to facilitate the implementation of non-domestic energy efficiency (NDEE) to the Scottish public sector. 

The framework has one lot, comprising multiple framework suppliers each able to deliver energy efficiency works and services via a range of technical solutions that will provide guaranteed energy performance over the term of the call-off contract awarded under the framework.

The framework is based upon an Energy Performance Contract (EnPC) with a performance guarantee capable of delivering on the basis of:

  1. design and build
  2. design, build and operate
  3. design, build, operate, finance
  4. design, build, operate, finance and maintain

What is in scope

The framework covers non-domestic energy efficiency retrofit, in its broadest sense, to public sector buildings and grounds including a combination of building fabric, building environmental services systems and their control (for example heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, water etc) and local energy regeneration (including combined heat and power systems and district heating systems).

What is out of scope

Domestic energy efficiency.

Who can use this

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

See the OJEU contract award notice for further information.

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.


Benefits to the public sector from this contract are:

  • economies of scale and standardised approach
  • facilitation of private sector financed work
  • major carbon reduction and energy/bill savings
  • potential to reduce carbon reduction commitments (CRC)

Further information

See the attached buyer's guide for more information on using the contract.


Alistair Thompson
Tel: 0131 244 1688