3 Options:
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 three options;

  1. To call off a gas or electricity lot from our Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)
    • Suitable for all public sector bodies, specifically Local authorities, housing associations and public services.
    • Up to 16 suppliers bidding for your business to ensure Best Value
    • Used by organisations such as Portsmouth Council (flexible energy procurement) and Peabody Housing (fixed energy procurement and bureau services)
  2. To call off a gas or electricity lot from an established OJEU framework
    • Suitable for all public sector bodies, specifically education providers such as colleges, state run schools and universities
    • Up to 10 suppliers bidding for your business to ensure Best Value
    • Community Interest Company to facilitate meeting your Social Value objectives
  3. 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:
Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Energy Procurement Services

The DPS streamlines procurement for both Approved Energy Suppliers and the Contracting Authority. Approved Energy Suppliers only have to demonstrate their suitability and capability once, as part of the approval process to be on the DPS. Thereafter they only need to participate via a mini competition on our reverse auction platform to compete for a public sector contract. The DPS offers more flexibility, particularly as new Energy Suppliers may join at any time during its period of validity, meaning that suppliers are not locked out for the duration as they are with traditional frameworks.

Gwynedd Council are the Framework Operator and Beond Group are the sole appointed framework procurement agents. The Framework Agreement including all call-off contracts and brokering services are managed by Beond Group.

Option 1:
The DPS Framework details

Framework Period: 01/04/2020 – 31/03/2030
Framework Number:  100521-2020

The DPS Energy Services Framework OJEU Notice: 2020/S 042-100521

Framework Sponsor: Gwynedd Council

Framework Procurement Agent: Beond Group Limited

Option 1:
The DPS Lots

The DPS framework has 5 Lots

Lot 1- To facilitate the arrangement of fixed price Electricity supply contracts 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 3- To facilitate the arrangement of flexible Electricity supply contracts using mini-competitions for;

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

Lot 4- To facilitate the arrangement of flexible gas supply contracts using mini-competitions.

Lot 5- To facilitate the procurement of energy services such as Energy Compliance, Metering services, Demand Side, Battery Storage, Electric Vehicle Facilities, On-site Generation, PPA/GPAs.

Option 1:
Approved Energy Suppliers

Lot 1 & 3: Approved Electricity Suppliers for fixed and flex procurement services

  • British Gas
  • Brook Green Supply
  • Bryt Energy
  • Corona Energy
  • Ecotricity
  • EDF Energy
  • Eon Energy
  • Haven Power
  • Npower
  • Opus
  • Scottish Power
  • SSE
  • Total Gas & Power

Lot 2 & 4: Approved Gas Suppliers for fixed and flex procurement services

  • Avanti Gas
  • British Gas
  • Brook Green Supply
  • Corona Energy
  • Contract Natural Gas
  • Ecotricity
  • Eon Energy
  • Gazprom Energy
  • Npower
  • Opus
  • SSE
  • Total Gas & Power

Lot 5: Approved Gas and Electricity Suppliers for Energy Services

In addition to energy supply contracts, all energy suppliers listed in Lots 1 & 2 have also been vetted on their ability to offer a range of services as part of a fully OJEU compliant tender procedure, such as:

• Renewable energy (REGO/RGGO) and Carbon offsetting
• Power Purchase Agreements / Gas Purchase Agreements
• Compliance and carbon reporting
• Metering (MOP, DA/DC, AMR)
• Demand side response
• Technology solutions such as renewable generation, batteries and electric vehicles.

Option 1:
The DPS Features & Benefits

Who can use this Framework?

The framework is available for use within England and Wales by any public sector body including, but can deliver specific value to

  • Local Authorities, such as County, City and Borough Councils
  • Housing associations
  • Charities

What are the benefits?

  • Access the Zero Carbon Market… REGO, Carbon Offsets and renewable energy sources.
  • 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:
Call off Framework for Energy Supply Contracts including Social Value

The enFrame CIC Energy Supply Framework includes the option for customers to add Social Value alongside the most economically advantageous selection criteria to all call off contracts. Aspirations Academy Trust (AAT), the framework sponsors, appointed enFrame CIC as agents to procure, manage and audit this Framework for energy supply and associated brokering services.

Beond Group are the sole appointed framework procurement agents and the exclusive operator for its entire duration. The Framework Agreement including all call-off contracts and brokering services are managed by Beond Group and .

For more information on the Social Value aspects of this Framework please see www.enframe.org.uk.

 

Option 2:
The Framework details

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

The enFrame Energy Supply Framework OJEU Notice: OJEU: 2018/S 223-510110

Framework Sponsor: Aspirations Academy Trust (AAT)

Framework Managers: enFrame CIC

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.

Option 2:
Approved Energy Suppliers

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

Option 2:
Features & Benefits

Who can use this Framework?

The framework is available for use within England and Wales by any public sector body including, but can deliver specific value to

  • Schools and Academies
  • Universities and Charities

What are the benefits?

  • Independently Managed… enFrame CIC are an independent not for profit organistion employed by Aspirations Academy Trust to manage the Framework.
  • Access the Zero Carbon Market… REGO, Carbon Offsets and renewable energy sources.
  • 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 3- 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 strategicclients@beondgroup.com.