You can get a new electricity and gas contract for your institution by using this framework which has saved schools, academies, colleges and universities over £3.2 million.
The framework is designed for the education sector and has a dedicated energy provider, Dukefield Energy who will source your energy from a range of suppliers including: Haven Power, British Gas Eon, Total Gas & Power, Npower and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).
Dukefield Energy will complete all the tendering work for you whilst providing market leading value across a range of different contract options and lengths to suit your institution’s needs: fully fixed, energy only, flexible and basket.
All quotations are provided for free and there is no pressure to proceed to purchase. Dukefield Energy welcomes the opportunity to beat any energy contract renewal offer for your school, academy, college or university.
Additional consultancy services
Dukefield Energy can also provide individual quotes for additional services such as:
• Streamlined energy and carbon reporting
• Display energy certificates
• Support with funding bids for future grants (Salix and Low Carbon)
• Energy management analysis
• Surveys and reports
• Behavioural change programmes for sustainability / energy efficiency
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this deal to Schools and Academies.
King Edward VI Academy Trust made a saving of £480,000 with CPC's Utilities framework
The chosen 100% Renewable Electricity contract and gas contract resulted in combined saving for the Trust of over £160,000 per annum.
|Lot 1: <750,000kwh (eg.Schools & Academies)||Lot 1 is aimed at members with lower levels of energy consumption. Primarily these institutions are likely to include schools, academies, free schools, private and independent schools||1||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: >750,000kwh (Academy Trusts, FE Colleges & Universities)||Lot 2 is aimed at members with higher levels of energy consumption. Primarily these institutions are likely to include academy trusts, further education and sixth form colleges and universities.||1||View Suppliers|
CPC member institutions can contact the Dukefield Energy Help Desk on 03453 020041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to use this framework. Dukefield Energy will offer free no obligation advice and information on buying energy and make recommendations on your contract, duration and market timing.
A letter of authority (LOA) and copies of your energy supply point invoices / a supply information template will be required to provide you with a quotation for your gas or electricity contracts. (Example templates are in the Associated Documentation section).
Sign in to your user account to get a quote.
Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.
You can buy through our deals if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.
CPC is owned by the education sector and our 89 deals are designed to save you money whilst being safe, easy to use and compliant. Your CPC membership also provides:
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The following documents are associated with this deal. Some are required for successful use of the deal and are clearly marked.
|User Guide - Lot 1||This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.||Yes||Download|
|User Guide - Lot 2||This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.||Yes||Download|
|LOA Letter of Authority||This letter confirms that UPG have been engaged to advise and act on a members behalf in sourcing energy quotations. This is a data protection requirement of Energy Suppliers. Members should note that contracts or binding documentation between the member and energy supplier will continue to require the approval and signature of an authorised representative of the member institution.||Yes||Download|
|Supply Information Template||Can be used when compiling the Energy Supply information needed to facilitate an energy supply quotation||Yes||Download|
|Why Buy Flyer Lot 1||Why buy from the Utilities Supplies & Services Framework?||Download|
|Why Buy Flyer Lot 2||Why buy from the Utilities Supplies & Services Framework?||Download|
|Mini Competition Checklist||It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers||Yes||Download|
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