This framework is for the supply of energy for educational establishments and covers energy for schools, academies, colleges and universities. It has been designed for the education sector and provides institutions with electricity and gas. It offers a bespoke and fully compliant route to market for all of your power needs.

The Utilities Supplies framework offers proactive market monitoring and guidance on market timing to achieve the best rates. Competitive sourcing takes place across a range of suppliers including: Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Npower and Haven Power, plus a range of different contract options are available to suit members' varying needs, including Fully Fixed, Energy Only, Flexible and Basket contracts.

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We are creating a ‘basket’ purchasing opportunity which is a way of pooling the bulk buying power of a group of buying organisations to get more competitive prices. We’d expect all institutions to make savings by joining the basket with savings for smaller energy users expected to be particularly significant. We are currently developing an April start dated ‘basket’. Should you wish to participate please express your interest via the Energy Help Desk as early as possible. The more members that use the ‘basket’ and the more time there is to track the markets, the greater the opportunity to achieve lower energy rates. We can accommodate contract dates that are slightly out of alignment with October.

The appointed provider Dukefield Energy Limited (previously trading as UPG), will not only undertake Utilities contracting (Gas and Electricity supplies) on behalf of CPC members but they’re also available to offer advice and support.

Dukefield Energy Limited provide market leading value and their dedicated contract management team offer excellent customer service and welcome the opportunity to beat any renewal offer CPC members receive. Dukefield Energy Limited will tangibly demonstrate and benchmark value on a like for like basis against equivalent current market conditions. There is no obligation for members to accept any proposals from Dukefield Energy Limited , there will be no pressure to proceed and all quotations are free.

Added value services are included at no extra cost such as:

  • Bill validation
  • Energy usage reporting
  • Supplier and query management
  • Support from your dedicated account analyst 

Additional energy related consultancy services:

Dukefield Energy Limited also provide additional consultancy services including but not limited to:

  • Streamlined energy and carbon reporting
  • Display energy certificates
  • Support with funding bids for future grants (Salix and Low Carbon)
  • Energy management analysis
  • Surveys and reports
  • Behavioural change programmes for sustainability / energy efficiency 

These additional services are quoted on a case-by-case basis at a competitive rate to ensure best value. Free no obligation advice is available to help members understand what services they might require and the Energy Help Desk can provide more information on each service. 

 

It was awarded on 22nd October 2018 and runs to 21st October 2021 with a possible extension to 21st October 2022.

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. There are no hidden costs, what you’re quoted is what you pay
  2. Compliant with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  3. Time saving and easy to use. Dukefield Energy will source the best prices from multiple energy suppliers through Dukefield Energy's frameworks
  4. A variety of options and contract lengths to suit your needs
  5. Dedicated help desk assistance and support that is provided by people with specific energy expertise who are available to advise on specification, technical queries and contract management issues

King Edward VI Academy Trust made a saving of £480,000 with the Utilities framework

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The chosen 100% Renewable Electricity contract and gas contract resulted in combined saving for the Trust of over £160,000 per annum.

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Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: <750,000kwh (eg.Schools & Academies) Lot 1 is aimed at members with lower levels of energy consumption. Primarily these institutions are likely to include schools, academies, free schools, private and independent schools 1 View Suppliers
Lot 2: >750,000kwh (Academy Trusts, FE Colleges & Universities) Lot 2 is aimed at members with higher levels of energy consumption. Primarily these institutions are likely to include academy trusts, further education and sixth form colleges and universities. 1 View Suppliers

How can I use this Framework

You should liaise directly with Dukefield Energy Limited to use this framework, Dukefield Energy Limited will require the following resources in order to provide a Utility Supply quotation, the following documents are all available within the framework user guide:

  • Letter of Authority (LOA) (on organisational letter headed paper)
  • Energy supply information – this can be provided as a copy of an invoice for each energy supply point or by completing the supply information template

Please send these documents to the Dukefield Energy Limited Help Desk via email to [email protected], they will review the data and can make recommendation on contract variants, durations and market timing.

Members who would like to discuss their energy requirements or would like to participate in a basket purchasing exercise please contact the dedicated Energy Help Desk on 03453 020041.

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You can buy through our frameworks if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.

CPC is owned by the education sector and our 69 frameworks are designed to save you money whilst being safe, easy to use and compliant. Your CPC membership also provides:

  • One-to-one procurement support
  • Fully funded CPD accredited procurement courses
  • The opportunity to get funding from our charity CPL Group

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.

File Details Essential
User Guide - Lot 1This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids. YesDownload
User Guide - Lot 2This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids. YesDownload
LOA Letter of AuthorityThis letter confirms that UPG have been engaged to advise and act on a members behalf in sourcing energy quotations. This is a data protection requirement of Energy Suppliers. Members should note that contracts or binding documentation between the member and energy supplier will continue to require the approval and signature of an authorised representative of the member institution. YesDownload
Supply Information TemplateCan be used when compiling the Energy Supply information needed to facilitate an energy supply quotation YesDownload
Why Buy Flyer Lot 1Why buy from the Utilities Supplies & Services Framework? Download
Why Buy Flyer Lot 2Why buy from the Utilities Supplies & Services Framework? Download
Mini Competition ChecklistIt is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers YesDownload

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Peter McMullan

  • Name: Peter McMullan
  • Tel: 0161 974 0950
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