Opportunity for energy efficiency businesses to join major Scottish framework

Opportunity for energy efficiency businesses to join major Scottish framework

Businesses in the energy efficiency sector have the opportunity to bid for a place on a national procurement framework in Scotland used by councils and housing associations.

The tender is now live for Scotland Excel’s energy efficiency contractors framework — which is expected to bring up to £200m worth of business opportunities each year.

The second-generation framework will help councils and other social landlords to source the goods and services they need to implement energy efficiency measures in their properties, to cut emissions, tackle fuel poverty and create warmer homes.

The framework will be in place for four years, and will give an effective and efficient way to upgrade housing stock and offers the capability to source full house retrofitting.

It covers professional services like energy efficiency designers, coordinator, assessors, as well as building fabric measures like wall, floor and roof insulation, door and window replacement, retrofit, and roof repair and replacement. It will also include heating, hot water and ventilation measures for electric and gas systems, and renewables and energy storage measures.

Julie Welsh, Chief Executive of Scotland Excel, said: “With sustainability at its core, the new energy efficiency contractors framework will support councils and housing associations in their efforts to source the goods and services they need to deliver local improvements that will bring benefits to homes for current and future generations.

“The framework has been designed to help social landlords deliver improvements to housing stock to create warmer, more energy-efficient homes, to tackle fuel poverty, and to meet national net zero targets. It will play a key role in supporting Scotland’s green recovery and I look forward to the new framework being awarded.”

The framework reflects the aims of the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Strategy.

The tender will close on 8th October 2021, and can be accessed on Public Contracts Scotland: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=SEP426222

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