Decision - Corporate Procurement of Energy - Sub 100Kw Energy Contract
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Corporate Procurement of Energy - Sub 100Kw Energy Contract
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report seeks approval to undertake a
tendering exercise following the Official Journal of the European
Union process (OJEU), for the council’s sub100kW electricity
contract that ends in March 2010.The report will outline
alternative tendering options and seek delegated powers to enable
expedient contract placement in order to obtain value for money
within the volatile energy market.
1. That Cabinet gives approval for a tender exercise following the official journal of the European Union (OJEU) process to be undertaken and a contract awarded to the most competitive offer supplied from 100% renewable sources, following appraisal and recommendations from the council’s energy adviser and Energy & Water Manager.
2. That Cabinet grants delegated power to the Director of Finance & Resources to award the contract following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Central Services and take all other steps necessary for the implementation of the proposals.
Reasons for the decision:
The council’s sub 100Kw electricity contract supplied from 100% renewable sources is on a fixed offer that expires at the end of March 2010. The main grounds for the recommendations that are sought are to allow the council to benefit from the best price available and obtain value for money within a volatile market where prices are held for a maximum of 24hrs.
Alternative options considered:
1. The options researched and analysed by the council’s energy consultant and Energy & Water Manager include OJEU, Buying Solutions and alignment with ESCC.
2. Brighton & Hove City Council is committed to procuring from 100% renewable sources. As such the alternative purchasing routes identified and evaluated have been discounted as they would not allow the council to continue this commitment.
Report author: Angela Dymott, Jason Clarke
Publication date: 21/09/2009
Date of decision: 17/09/2009
Decided at meeting: 17/09/2009 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/09/2009