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KEY INFORMATION Gas

STATUS - Expiring (New solution in development)

The NEPO Gas Framework provides users access to a gas supply contract and associated services.  The framework allows individual sites to join or, more commonly, a public sector organisation’s full estate.  This framework is currently being used by local authorities, schools and academies, emergency services and higher education organisations.

Some of the NEPO Gas Framework Agreement benefits are provided below:

Fully Flexible Purchasing: The NEPO Energy Team has a wealth of experience in purchasing both electricity and gas from the wholesale commodity market using a fully flexible agreement.  This approach allows NEPO to transact on the volatile energy market and to optimise customer prices by taking advantage of reductions in the market price whilst protecting against increases.  A robust Risk and Purchasing Strategy, aligned to participating organisations' risk appetite, is used to govern all purchasing activity.

Fixed Contracts: The framework agreement includes the option to place fixed price gas contracts, with a variety of different contract terms available.   

Dedicated Account Management and Contract Management team: The solution supplier (Corona Energy) and the NEPO Energy Team work together to provide a professional, comprehensive and hassle-free service to customers.  The Corona Energy Account Management Team and the NEPO Contract Management team work in partnership to ensure that customers receive an organised and straightforward implementation.  NEPO then manage the delivery of the service on behalf of the customer, ensuring that Corona Energy continue to meet and exceed the requirements of that individual customer.  

Energy Cost Forecasting and Budget Certainty: NEPO frequently publish Energy Cost Forecasting bulletins which can assist customers with their budget setting processes.  In addition to the use of fixed contracts, budget certainty can also be provided by NEPO via fully flexible purchasing.

An online query management system: Access to the Corona Energy online query management system “My Corona”.

Provision of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR): The installation and access to data from AMR.

Flexible Payment Terms: Selection of different payment terms and payment options with additional discounts provided for swift payment.

 

Notes on procurement process: NEPO is using a Restricted Tender procedure to re-procure the NEPO Gas Framework Agreement.  This is a two-stage process with the first stage involving the shortlisting of bidders to then invite to tender.  The indicative timescales are as follows: 

  • November 2018 – Selection Questionnaire (SQ) Issued 
  • January 2019 - Bidders shortlisted 
  • January 2019 - Invitations to Tender (ITT) issued 
  • Summer 2019 - Contract Awarded 

Interested suppliers should register on the NEPO portal to receive email notifications of developments and opportunities regarding this solution. 

REFERENCE
NEPO302
START DATE
01/04/2015
CURRENT END DATE
31/03/2020
FINAL END DATE SUBJECT TO EXTENSION(S)
31/03/2020
CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE
2014/S 236-415067
SUPPLIERS
Corona Energy
AVAILABLE FOR USE BY
All Associate Members/Member Authorities

KEY CONTACT

Carl Telford
Regional Procurement Officer

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