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7th September 2016

NEPO Awards Liquid Fuels Solution

The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) has implemented a new solution for North East local authorities to purchase their liquid fuel requirements.

With an anticipated annual value of over £18M, the solution will be used by all of NEPO’s member authorities, as well as a range of associate members from the wider public sector. NEPO estimates that the new Liquid Fuels solution will save its member authorities approximately £250K over a four-year term.

NEPO’s Liquid Fuels agreement has been awarded to two suppliers; independent distributor Oil NRG Ltd based in Stockton-on-Tees (to supply diesel, gasoil and petrol) and Certas Energy Ltd based in Warrington (to supply kerosene). Certas Energy have been supplying liquid fuels to member authorities as a prime contractor for a number of years. Oil NRG have supplied member authorities as a subcontractor in the past and have now been successfully awarded on the NEPO agreement as a “prime contractor".

Stephen Roberts, Energy Category Manager at NEPO said:

“In addition to significant financial savings for North East local authorities, NEPO’s Liquid Fuels solution will bring wider benefits to our region in terms of social value considerations. Oil NRG are a regional employer and contribute to the regional economy with a firm commitment to using local supply chains to support their operations. This is good news for the north east area as a whole.”

Jeremy Royle from Oil NRG Ltd said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded this work by NEPO and its member authorities. We are especially pleased to have been successful as Oil NRG is a North East company with depots in Stockton-on-Tees and Birtley and Elvington. We very much look forward to continuing to develop our successful working relationship with the region’s public sector. Being awarded onto this agreement is a great reflection of just how hard the whole team have worked in the last few years – we are all thrilled that our product and services have been recognised by NEPO and its member authorities.”

For further information please contact Marie Perriam, Regional Procurement Officer at NEPO, email or telephone 0191 261 3940.