Published date: 2 October 2019

Last edited date: 13 February 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 20 May 2019

Contract summary


  • Energy and related services - 71314000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

2 October 2019

Closing date

20 May 2019

Contract start date

22 August 2019

Contract end date

22 July 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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The framework agreement will be for the provision of: the Supply of Electricity (approx. 12.5TWh) and Natural Gas (approx.15.5TWh) and ancillary services. The framework can be used by the whole of the UK public sector and their associated bodies & agencies. It will provide for the appointment of (or process to include) a reserve supplier for Lot 1 (Electricity) & Lot 2 (Gas) at the Authorities discretion to implement if required.
The Electricity & Natural Gas suppliers will be expected to provide customer account management activities and fully support Crown Commercial Services trading functionality by providing access to trading services, advisors, technology, bespoke reporting, and price to market options.

More information



Additional text

This Framework Agreement RM6011 is for use by Contracting Authorities in the United Kingdom that exist on 09/04/2019 and which fall into one or more of the following categories:
1. Any of the following:
(a) Ministerial government departments;
(b) Non ministerial government departments;
(c) Executive agencies of government;
(d) Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), including advisory NDPBs, executive NDPBs, and
tribunal NDPBs;
(e) Assembly Sponsored Public Bodies (ASPBs);
(f) Police forces;
(g) Fire and rescue services;
(h) Ambulance services;
(i) Maritime and coastguard agency services;
(j) NHS bodies;
(k) Educational bodies or establishments including state schools (nursery schools, primary
schools, middle or high schools, secondary schools, special schools), academies, colleges, Pupil
Referral Unit (PRU), further education colleges and universities;
(l) Hospices;
(m) National Parks;
(n) Housing associations, including registered social landlords;
(o) Third sector and charities;
(p) Citizens advice bodies;
(q) Councils, including county councils, district councils, county borough councils, community
councils, London borough councils, unitary councils, metropolitan councils, parish councils;
(r) Public corporations;
(s) Public financial bodies or institutions;
(t) Public pension funds;
(u) Central banks; and
(v) Civil service bodies, including public sector buying organisations.
2. Those listed and maintained by the Government on their website at or any replacement web-link.
3. Those listed and maintained by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) at
ationguide or any replacement web-link.
4. Those set out in the definition of "Contracting Authority" in regulation 2(1) of the Public Contracts
Regulations 2015 (PCR), namely:
(a) the State, regional or local authorities. This covers parliament, central government, regional
government and local government;
(b) associations formed by one or more regional or local authorities;

(c) bodies governed by public law, as defined under regulation 2(1) of PCR, including any
subsidiary and sponsoring department of such bodies. A body which operates in normal market
conditions, aims to make a profit, and bears the losses resulting from the exercise of its activity
shall not be considered as being a 'body governed by public law' since the needs in the general
interest, that it has been set up to meet or been given the task of meeting, can be deemed to have
an industrial or commercial character;
(d) associations formed by one or more bodies governed by public law, including any (applicable)
joint venture or corporation; and

About the buyer

Contact name

The minister for the cabinet office acting through crown commercial service


Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park


+44 3450103503