This agreement gives you access to a full coverage Utilities Service, which includes:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas

The appointed provider, Utilities Procurement Group (UPG), will not only undertake Utilities contracting (Gas and Electricity supplies) on behalf of CPC Members, but they’re also available to offer advice and support.

The framework offers members a bespoke, fully-compliant route to market for all your Electricity and Gas procurement needs, with proactive market monitoring and guidance on market timing to achieve best costs. The framework includes a range of different contract options to suit members varying needs, including Fully Fixed, Energy Only, Flexible and Basket contracts.

UPG provides market leading value, coupled with dedicated contract management and customer service, and welcomes the opportunity to beat any genuine renewal offer members receive, to tangibly demonstrate and benchmark value on a like for like basis, against equivalent current market conditions.

It was awarded on 22nd October 2018 and runs to 21st October 2020 with a possible extension to 21st October 2022.

Key Benefits of this Deal

  • There are no hidden costs, what you’re quoted is what you pay
  • Compliant with OJEU Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  • Time saving and easy to use. UPG will source the best prices from multiple energy suppliers through UPG’s OJEU compliant frameworks
  • A variety of options and contract lengths to suit your needs
  • Helpdesk assistance and support is provided by people with specific energy expertise who are available to advise on specification, technical queries and contract management issues

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
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
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
UPG - Utilities Procurement Group Limited 2018/2007 Nationwide
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
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
UPG - Utilities Procurement Group Limited 2018/2007 Nationwide

How can I use this Deal

You should liaise directly with UPG to use this framework, UPG will require the following resources in order to provide a Utility Supply quotation:

  • Letter of Authority (LOA) (on organisational letter headed paper)
  • Energy supply information – this can be provided as a copy of an invoice for each energy supply point or by completing the ‘supply information template’

Please send these documents to the UPG Help Desk via email to cpcenergyhelpdesk@upg-ltd.co.uk, they will review the data and can make recommendation on contract variants, durations and market timing.

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If you require support in running a further competition via this deal, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.

Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.

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Use This Deal

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Create a User Account

To create a free user account your institution needs to be a CPC member, CPC membership is completely free for educational establishments.

When you join the CPC you will receive some amazing benefits including access to 64 deals and specialist procurement advice, plus you won't be inundated with lots of marketing calls and emails that you don't need.

The joining form only takes a few minutes to complete and upon registering as a member you will typically be approved within 10 minutes (during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm).

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this deal. Some are required for successful use of the deal and are clearly marked.
File Details Essential
User Guide: Lot 1This 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. YesDownload
User Guide: Lot 2This 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. YesDownload
LOA Letter of AuthorityThis 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. YesDownload
Supply Information TemplateCan be used when compiling the Energy Supply information needed to facilitate an energy supply quotation YesDownload

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this deal is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Peter McMullan

  • Name: Peter McMullan
  • Tel: 0161 974 0950
  • Email: P.McMullan@thecpc.ac.uk
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