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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead director: Simon Hendey
Commercial Board approved 18.3.21 - present
were Simon Hendey, Legal, Climate Team and Legal