Decision - Corporate Procurement of Energy - Sub 100Kw Energy Contract

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Corporate Procurement of Energy - Sub 100Kw Energy Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet (pre 2012)

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 (pre 2012)

Effective from: 25/09/2009

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