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You can get a new electricity and gas contract for your institution by using this framework which has saved schools, academies, colleges and universities over £3.2 million.

The framework is designed for the education sector and has a dedicated energy provider, Dukefield Energy who will source your energy from a range of suppliers including: Haven Power, British Gas Eon, Total Gas & Power, Npower and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).

Dukefield Energy will complete all the tendering work for you whilst providing market leading value across a range of different contract options and lengths to suit your institution’s needs: fully fixed, energy only, flexible and basket.

All quotations are provided for free and there is no pressure to proceed to purchase. Dukefield Energy welcomes the opportunity to beat any energy contract renewal offer for your school, academy, college or university.

Additional consultancy services
Dukefield Energy can also provide individual quotes for additional services such as:
• 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

Key Facts

Start date
22nd October 2018
End date
21st October 2022
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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Make savings by getting best value prices and deals with no hidden costs, what you’re quoted is what you pay
  2. Multi-competition tendering will be completed for you to source the most competitive quotes from multiple energy suppliers
  3. Dukefield Energy constantly monitor market changes and trends to support you with insight into the best time to buy
  4. Advice and support on the best contract options for your institution
  5. Added value services at no extra cost including: bill validation, energy usage reporting, supplier and query management
  6. Dedicated account manager support
  7. Compliant with the UK Public Contracts Regulations

King Edward VI Academy Trust made a saving of £480,000 with CPC's 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

CPC member institutions can contact the Dukefield Energy Help Desk on 03453 020041 or email [email protected] to use this framework. Dukefield Energy will offer free no obligation advice and information on buying energy and make recommendations on your contract, duration and market timing.

A letter of authority (LOA) and copies of your energy supply point invoices / a supply information template will be required to provide you with a quotation for your gas or electricity contracts. (Example templates are in the Associated Documentation section).

Use This Framework

Sign in to your user account to get a quote.

Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.

Sign up for free and use this framework

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 89 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.

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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
  • Email: [email protected]
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