Published date: 14 August 2017

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 22 July 2016

Contract summary


  • Public utilities - 65000000

Location of contract

Any region, South East

Value of contract

£500,000,000 to £50,000,000,000

Procurement reference

003811 - EBC - CJEC/2

Published date

14 August 2017

Closing date

22 July 2016

Contract start date

30 June 2017

Contract end date

30 June 2047

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Negotiated procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC) (with Lewes District Council) is appointing private sector partners to participate and invest in a public private partnership which may also extend to other local government and public sector related organisations and associated partners within the local DNO region and the UK. Participation may be either by direct participation in the Joint Venture or through the provision of services, works or supplies by the Joint Venture. EBC wants to respond to the energy sector's trilemma of increasing prices, future shortage of supply, and the need to reduce carbon emissions. EBC also wants to be prepared for the challenges and uncertainty the food chain will face when major global food regions are under threat from extreme weather patterns. The JV arrangement may involve services, works or supplies being developed and delivered and commercial opportunities taken forward over the next 20 - 30 years in a number of sectors: Energy, Transport Food, Waste and Water. The main place of performance will be the geographic areas of Kent, Surrey, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex (the 'JV Areas') but may extend to the UK over the life of the joint venture. A Contract Award Notice has been published in OJEU (reference 2017/S 154-320093).

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Joint Venture for Energy & Sustainability

  • Opportunity
  • Published 7 June 2016

Additional text

Estimated Total Value: The value and scope of the joint venture arrangement will be subject to the development of the projects under the Strategic Partnership Agreement and the inclusion of other participants as outlined in the Contract Notice and the MOI. Although not guaranteed, the estimated value of the arrangements with the participation of EBC is in the region of 500 000 000 GBP (five hundred million). Although not guaranteed the estimated value of the arrangement during the life of the joint venture including other participants across the UK may extend to an estimated value of approximately 50 000 000 000 GBP (fifty billion).

This notice is also published on behalf of Lewes District Council, Southover House, Lewes, BN7 1AB.
Lewes District Council has entered into the Strategic Partnership Agreement at the outset with EBC.

Award information

Awarded date

8 August 2017

Contract start date

9 August 2017

Contract end date

9 August 2047

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 2 suppliers.

Robertson Capital Projects Limited


10 Perimeter Road, Pinefield Industrial Estate, Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland IV30 6AE



Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


Aecom Limited


St. George's House, 5 St. George's Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR



Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

Celia Cullen


1 Grove Road