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Utilities Switching Services

These agreements will provide switching services for gas and/or electricity, water and other commodities for our low consuming public sector customers.

Proposed Lotting Structure - Updated 06/09/2017

(Please note this may be subject to change)

Technology - proposed to be procured as a Concession Agreement

Reference

Name

Scope of Services

1

Software package and information systems

Build and management of an Utilities comparison and switching portal and Dynamic Purchasing System

 

Utilities - propossed to be procured as a Dynamic Purchasing System

Reference

Name

Scope of Services

1

Gas supply services

Supply of gas to lower consuming Public Sector customers

2

Electricity supply services

Supply of electricity to lower consuming Public Sector customers

3

Gas and electricity supply services (Dual-fuel)

Supply of gas and electricity to lower consuming Public Sector customers

4Water supply   Supply of water to Public Sector customers
5Other commodities   Other utility commodities

 

Useful Links

We will update important links below at each stage of the project, adding to this as information is released.

Prior Information Notice (PIN) in OJEU - Technology and subsequent Concession PIN 

View PIN and View CONCESSION PIN

Prior Information Notice (PIN) in OJEU – Energy 

View PIN

Contract Notice in OJEU

Contract notices have not yet been published

Download tender documents

Tender documents are not yet available

 

Timescales

Please note these may be subject to change as the procurement progresses.

Activity

Date

Pre-market engagement

March-May 2017

Drafting of procurement documentation

July-September 2017

Procurement Activity - technology suppliers - technology proposed to be procured as a Concession Agreement

October-November 2017

Procurement Activity - Utilities suppliers, proposed to be procured as a Dynamic Purchasing System

February - April 2018

 

Stakeholder Engagement

Customers

If you would like to be informed on the progress of the project, please email gov-switch[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk to be added to our mailing list.

We are looking for customers with expertise in creating their own contracts to assist the team in developing the Specification, Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators for the agreement. If you would like to participate, please contact gov-switch[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk

Suppliers

Technology

Initial supplier engagement bootcamps were held for Technology Suppliers on the 13 & 18 April 2017. The slides from the events can be found here. An FAQ document from the events can be found here

We held a technology supplier event on 7 July 2017. The slides from the presentation can be found here. A summary of questions and answers will be uploaded shortly. 

We held 1-2-1 teleconferences with all interested suppliers in July. A sample Agenda for the 1-2-1s can be found here.

We issued a draft specification to technology suppliers who have previously registered interest on 11/09/2017. This draft was issued to invite comments on our proposals and is subject to change. Should you wish to receive a copy email us at gov-switch[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk

 

Utilities

We held a supplier engagement webinar on 8th June 2017. Slides from this event can be found here.

We held a Utilities supplier event on Friday 8th September 2017. Slides can be found here. We held a subsequent webinar, slides can be found here.  FAQs and answers can be found here.

We invite all Utilities suppliers to participate in 1-2-1 teleconferences on 4th, 5th and 6th October 2017. Please email gov-switch[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk to register your interest with your preferred date and time-slots. 1-2-1 availability will be offered on a first come first served basis.