Issue details

Re procurement of electricity and gas contract

The council is commencing the process for procuring the replacement electricity and gas contract to take effect from 1st April 2022. Total spend through this contract is approximately £7.3m per annum and the key procurement objectives are maintaining good quality of service, minimising costs and considering the environment by procuring the greenest product available while maintaining service delivery.

A new arrangement must be in place by 30th September 2021. This allows the council to begin the lengthy process of moving supplies (if required) and the provider can start buying electricity and gas on the futures market thus reducing the risk of higher costs if the market rises and maximising the opportunity for lower prices.

The proposals are made to address existing risks and provide optimum value for money from April 2022 when the existing electricity and gas contract ends.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/04/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 29 Jun 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Pauline Church

Lead director: Simon Hendey

Department: Assets

Contact: Nick Darbyshire, Head of Strategic Assets and Facilities Management Email: Tel: 01225 718384, Louise Della Mura Email:

Consultation process

Commercial Board approved 18.3.21 - present were Simon Hendey, Legal, Climate Team and Legal


Simon Hendey
Climate Team
Legal Team

Agenda items


  • Re procurement of electricity and gas contract