CPC are delighted to confirm the renewal of the agreement with Dukefield Energy to act as CPC’s appointed energy consultant for the next 5 years.

Starting on 21st October 2022, the new agreement enables CPC members and organisations from the wider public sector, to procure gas and electricity supplies, as well as range of energy efficiency solutions, in full compliance with the Public Procurement Regulations. The additional services available through this agreement include:-

· Supply of Metered and Unmetered Water, Metered and Unmetered Wastewater, Trade Effluent Services and Ancillary Services

· Energy Efficiency Solutions

· Onsite Generation– Solar Photovoltaics

· Onsite Generation – Heat Pumps

· Supply of Metering Services and Building Energy Management Software

Under the previous agreement, institutions utilising this agreement, including schools, academies, colleges and universities saved over £3.2 million on their energy bills.

The framework is designed for the education sector and has a dedicated energy consultant, Dukefield Energy, who will source your energy and energy efficiency solutions from a range of suppliers including:

· Drax,

· Total Energies,

· Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE),

· Waterplus,

· Castle Water,

· Cor Energy,

· Procure Direct,

· JKN Renewables,

· Solar Crown Commercial

· Intelligent Building Group Limited.

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. Renewable energy supplies can also be sourced at no additional premium, a particular benefit for any institutions with sustainability objectives.

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, MAT, 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 efficiencyUtilities illustration


Key Facts

Start date
21st October 2022
End date
20th October 2027
Department for Education logo

The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.

View all DfE Recommended Frameworks

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, a range of contract options are available to suit each member’s needs including fully fixed, energy only, flexible, basket and renewable.
  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

Member Logo

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

Read More

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: Provision of Electricity Supply and Additional Services Lot 1 covers Fixed, Passthrough and Flexible, Metered and UMS - Unmetered, Half Hourly and Non-Half Hourly. 1 View Suppliers
Lot 2: Provision of Natural Gas Supply and Additional Services Lot 2 covers Non-Daily Metered and Daily Metered & Fixed, Passthrough and Flexible 1 View Suppliers
Lot 3: Supply of Metered and Unmetered Water, Metered and Unmetered Wastewater, Trade Effluent Services and Ancillary Services3 Lot 3 covers Metered and Unmetered Water, Metered and Unmetered Wastewater, Trade Effluent Services and Ancillary Services3 1 View Suppliers
Lot 4: Energy Efficiency Solutions (LED Lighting) Lot 4 covers Energy Efficiency Solutions such as LED Lighting 1 View Suppliers
Lot 5: Onsite Generation– Solar Photovoltaics Lot 5 covers Onsite generation including Solar Photovoltaics 1 View Suppliers
Lot 6: Onsite Generation – Heat Pumps Lot 6 covers Onsite Generation including Heat Pumps 1 View Suppliers
Lot 7: Supply of Metering Services and Building Energy Management Software Lot 7 covers Metering Services and Building Energy Management Software 1 View Suppliers

How can I use this Framework

CPC member institutions can contact the Dukefield Energy Help Desk on 0345 4022 461 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 and/or 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 88 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

CPC has over 9000 members, search to see if your institution is already a member. If your institution is not in the list, click the Join CPC today button.

Search to see if your institution is already a member

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
Framework User GuideThis 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 Dukefield Energy 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 ensure they complete the highlighted sections, including to print on your institutions letterheaded paper. Energy Suppliers will not accept this otherwise. Please 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
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
Dukefield Energy Web Portal GuideThis Help Guide is for the Dukefield Energy Customer Portal which is powered by Systemslink, a platform which has been designed to track and monitor energy usage. This guide should help you navigate through the system to maximise the functionality available to support you with your energy reporting. Download

Related News

Dukefield Energy webinars resume with CEO Gauntlett

CPC's appointed energy consultant and sole suppliers on the DfE-approved Utilities Supplies & Services framework, Dukefield Energy partnered with CPC for another online discussion in September.

Read More

Dukefield Energy market update (4th August 2023)

The latest market update from CPC energy consultant, Dukefield Energy, highlights a fall in gas and energy prices - offering opportunity in the realm of contract renewal.

Read More

Procuring your gas and electricity contracts – what you need to know

In this article, we provide an overview of our advice and all the factors that you should be aware of to make an informed decision when looking to procure your contracts.

Read More

Navigating a Volatile Energy Market - When to renew

The energy market has continued to be volatile, in this latest update Dukefield Energy explain the causes of this and what their advice is. 

Read More

Dukefield Energy launch a new intuitive energy management customer portal

We are pleased to announce that our dedicated Energy Consultant; Dukefield Energy have launched their new intuitive energy management portal which is now available for members to use.

Read More

New Dukefield Energy Customer Portal is Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new intuitive energy management portal for members, developed by our dedicated Energy consultant; Dukefield Energy.

Read More

Important: Meter Reading Day 31st March 2022

Remember to take your energy meter reading on 31st March, just before the planned april bill rise.

Read More

Start tackling Net Zero Carbon today

The topic of Net Zero Carbon is something we have been hearing about for a while and now the government have announced that they will be investing £40 billion in the ‘green industrial revolution’. What does Net zero mean though? CPC’s Utilities Supplies & Services framework supplier, Dukefield Energy, share with us their expertise.

Read More

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium with Dukefield Procurement.

Michelle Newcombe

  • Name: Michelle Newcombe
  • Tel: 0161 535 0138
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Chat with our helpdesk: Live Chat