Energy Flexible Framework launched
LASER's Gas and Electricity Flexible Procurement Frameworks are launched.
What is the Flexible Procurement Framework?
Available to all public sector authorities throughout the UK, the Framework provides an OJEU compliant route to arranging procurement and supply of Gas and Electricity. In addition, there are opportunities to take advantage of a number of services relating to energy usage, storage, savings and other innovative industry solutions to help manage your energy category and reduce costs.
Why choose the LASER framework?
LASER have in-depth public sector expertise, operating in this sector to reduce energy spend since 1989 and are committed to service development and customer satisfaction. LASER offer leading edge management of flexible procurement contracts to minimise energy prices and provide a variety of service options to choose from. As a Central Purchasing Body, there is no need to run a separate OJEU compliant process to use the LASER frameworks, all fees are disclosed and benchmark details are published.
Which Suppliers are included in the framework?
Npower and Total Gas and Power have been successful in retaining the electricity and gas frameworks respectively and a further seven suppliers have been added to the framework to provide access to a range of additional energy services such as battery storage, renewable energy and energy efficiency hardware. A summary of the main additional services and framework suppliers are listed below:
Additional Benefits of using LASER:
- Green energy available
- Low supplier management fees
- Supplier service level managed
- Introduction of access agreements and call-off contracts
- Assistance with budget forecasting
- Social value innovations
- SLA and KPI monitoring and targets
- Potential for additional strategies
- Improved forecasting assistance
- Improved reporting access
- Additional services – e.g. electric vehicle battery storage, solar, ground source heat etc.