London Borough Collective Energy Switching Scheme

London Borough Collective Energy Switching Scheme

The Council is seeking to appoint a service provider to develop a total energy saving solution and to run collective energy switching schemes by means of reverse auction with energy suppliers on behalf of Participating Councils’ residents (including those residents utilising pre-paid meter cards.

London Borough of Waltham Forest
London Borough Collective Energy Switching Scheme
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***NOTE*** – this is purely an advertisement, the process is being administered by Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, for process documentation please contact troy.aitken@rbk.kingston.gov.uk
The Council is seeking to appoint a service provider to develop a total energy saving solution and to run collective energy switching schemes by means of reverse auction with energy suppliers on behalf of Participating Councils’ residents (including those residents utilising pre-paid meter cards and in affordable and/or social housing) with the opportunity to add a fixed, variable or green tariff (where applicable).
This contract opportunity is a public services concession contract. As such, the publication of a contract notice in respect of this opportunity is being undertaken by the Council on a voluntary basis.
The solution shall include:

    • a web portal for each of the Participating Councils, which shall be appropriately branded for each of the Participating Councils,
    • implementation of paper based process for residents without access to the internet, including, but not limited to vulnerable and “hard to reach” residents in each Participating Councils’ community,
    • robust data security measures to protect resident’s data,
    • a helpdesk service for resident’s queries regarding the reverse auction,
    • standardised marketing materials and collation of marketing and data already undertaken by the Participating Councils for the purposes of raising awareness ,
    • communicating results of the reverse auctions, providing an energy price comparison to potential switchers and other administrative functions associated with running the reverse auction; and,
    • training and guidance to each Participating Councils’ staff (if applicable).

The local authorities named below (together with the Council, the “Participating Councils”) have agreed for the Council to act as lead procuring authority for the purposes of this tender. The joint aim of the Participating Councils is to reduce fuel poverty by aggregating their communities’ energy spend in order to achieve more affordable energy.
The Contract will be entered into by the Council acting as a Central Purchasing Body for and on behalf of the Participating Councils. The Council currently has firm commitment to the scheme from the following councils:

    • London Borough of Bexley
    • London Borough of Brent
    • London Borough of Camden
    • London Borough of Croydon
    • London Borough of Ealing
    • London Borough of Enfield
    • London Borough of Hackney
    • London Borough of Harrow
    • London Borough of Islington
    • London Borough of Lambeth
    • London Borough of Lewisham
    • London Borough of Merton
    • London Borough of Newham
    • London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
    • London Borough of Southwark
    • London Borough of Sutton
    • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
    • London Borough of Waltham Forest
    • Royal Borough of Greenwich

The intention is to initiate the first scheme no later than the beginning of April 2013 (in order to maximise the benefit to communities). The initial switch will include all Participating Councils. Any subsequent switches may include one or any number of the Participating Councils.
For further information please see the attached OJEU notice pdf OR contact troy.aitken@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Contact:
Mr Jody Adams
Email Address:
jody.adams@walthamforest.gov.uk
Telephone:
+44 2084964696
Fax:
+44 2084964509
Address:
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
London
Greater London
E17 4JF
United Kingdom
Key Dates
04/04/2013
03/04/2014
20/02/2013 15:26
06/03/2013 12:00
Other Information
12 (months)
12 (months)
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Contract Attachment(s)
Attached/Link Name Size Date Uploaded
London Boroughs Collective Switching OJEU Notice.pdf 110kb 20/02/2013

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