Giving you Choice

Beond believe it is all about choice. We do not believe in the one size fits all approach. As such, Beond can provide Public Sector energy buyers with two alternatives;

  1. To call off a gas or electricity lot from an established framework
    • Quick to execute & reduced administration to ensure Compliance
    • Up to 10 suppliers bidding for your business to ensure Best Value
    • Community Interest Company to facilitate meeting your Social Value objectives
  2. To create a stand alone framework
    • Beond manage the process for you with our processes underwritten by Tenders Direct to ensure compliance
    • Up to 25 suppliers bidding for your business to ensure Best Value
    • Flexibility to include wider services to facilitate meeting your Social Value objectives

Option 1: Framework for Energy Supply Contracts

Beond Group are the sole appointed procurement agents for this Aspirations Academies Trust Framework and will be the exclusive operator for its entire duration. The Framework Agreement including all call-off contracts are managed by Beond Group.

The Framework is available for use by all contracting authorities as defined by Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102 and instead of selecting one winning energy supplier per lot, there are 10 suppliers operating as ‘Panel Members’ of the Framework.

The Framework tender vetted all Suppliers on a range of factors to ensure that they met our strict standards for OJEU compliance including price, service levels and social value. All Suppliers were required to complete a comprehensive PQQ and provided evidence where required.

The Framework details

Framework Period: 5th Nov 2018 – 4th Nov 2022
Framework Number: 510110-2018

Contract Arranged by: Aspirations Academies Trust
OJEU: 2018/S 223-510110

Framework Procurement Agent: Beond Group Limited


This framework has two LOTs

Lot 1- To facilitate the arrangement of fixed price Electricity using mini-competitions for;

  1. Half Hourly
  2. Non-Half Hourly Metered & Unmetered contracts

Lot 2- To facilitate the arrangement of fixed price Gas contracts using mini-competitions.

Lot 1: Approved Electricity Suppliers

  • Brook Green
  • Corona Energy

  • EDF
  • Haven Power

  • npower

  • Opus

  • SSE

Lot 2: Approved Gas Suppliers

  • Brook Green
  • Corona Energy

  • CNG
  • Crown Gas & Power

  • Gazprom
  • npower

  • Opus
  • SSE

Features & Benefits

Who can use this Framework?

The framework is available for use within England and Wales by any public sector body including, but not limited to…

  • Schools & Academies
  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Police & Emergency Services
  • NHS & HSC Bodies
  • Central Government Departments & their agencies
  • Registered Charities

What are the benefits?

  • Quick & easy to use… The framework is live and ready to use there’s no need to run a full EU tender.
  • All Suppliers listed on the framework have been assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience, supply licence, and technical & professional ability.
  • e-Auction Software…all approved suppliers bid for your contract via our live reverse auction software, proven to deliver best value.
  • Dedicated Client Directors and Energy Analysts providing supply point administration, portfolio management, general query management and efficiency & renewable technology consultany
  • Vetted conditions… all suppliers terms & conditions are reviewed consistently

Option 2- Standalone OJEU Tender

Some buyers wish to manage the tender themselves, rather than call off a framework created by somebody else.

Beond can support your own OJEU compliant framework with up to 25 energy suppliers competing across our e-auction in order to deliver best value. This can also include broader service requirements and service levels based on your quality requirements.

Beond has run many stand alone public sector procurement exercises including Salford City Council, Optivo, Gwynedd Council, Newcastle and North Tyneside Council,  and Settle Group.

Beond manages all of the administration which is independently assessed and underwritten by Tenders Direct to ensure compliance.

To find out more or to discuss your specific requirements please do call us on +44 20 8634 7533 or email