More than 30 renewables specialists have been selected for an £800m energy efficiency framework aimed at the public sector.
The Energy Efficiency Measures and Associated Works (N8) framework, from public-sector procurement experts LHC, allows local authorities, social landlords, and other public bodies to source specialist renewables suppliers.
The renewables specialists will install a variety of carbon-cutting improvements for domestic and public buildings and carry out any associated repairs and retrofit work.
The framework is worth up to £500m in England, £200m in Scotland, and £100m in Wales.
The regional lots cover the procurement of 21 individual energy efficiency measures across the UK, as well as providing a multi-disciplinary offer.
Mij Rahman, director of Procurement at LHC, said: “This framework provides contracting authorities with an easier route to procure a variety of new and emerging energy efficiency technologies, along with low-carbon retrofit services.
“Implementing these efficiency measures is essential to help reduce fuel bills, improve asset value and performance, as well as delivering on our obligations to cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the UK’s ambitious environmental targets.”
Rahman added: “There is huge interest and demand in the public sector for this work, but many councils and social housing providers need guidance and support with such technically led procurement demands.
“To implement their decarbonisation plans, public authorities can take advantage of professional support, through technical and practical guidance available through the N8 framework contractors, and could also seek consultancy support from LHC’s Energy Efficiency Consultancy framework (N8C).
“LHC is also here to provide its experience, through local procurement expertise and energy efficiency knowledge, which can certainly help to get best value for money locally.”
The framework covers a range of energy efficiency measures, including:
- External, internal, and cavity wall insulation
- Biomass heating systems
- Solar PV with battery storage
- Air-to-water heat pumps
- Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Solar thermal systems
- Building energy management systems
- Ground source heat pumps
- Commercial boilers
- Electric heaters
The full list of appointed renewables specialists:
- A C Whyte (Scotland)
- Aaron Services
- Absolute Solar & Wind
- AD Construction Group (Architectural Decorators Ltd)
- Alisa Building
- Aran Services Ltd
- BCA Insulation Limited (Scotland)
- Breyer Group
- British Gas Social Housing
- CCG Scotland (Scotland)
- Crystal Electronics
- Custom Solar Ltd
- E.On (Midlands)
- Easy Heat Systems Limited
- Gibson Specialist (Wales)
- Insulated Render Systems (Scotland) Ltd
- Ivor Cook
- K&T Heating
- Low Carbon Exchange
- MP Group U K Limited
- SERS Energy Solutions (Scotland) Limited
- Sure Maintenance
- Sustainable Building Services (UK) Limited
- Swarco UK Ltd
- Synergize Ltd
- The Casey Group
- Thermal Earth Ltd (Wales)
- United Living (South)
- Zing Energy
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