Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland


17th July 2014

The Energy Saving Trust (‘EST’) will act as a central purchasing body delivering a tender exercise on behalf of Angus Council to appoint contractors on to a multiple supplier framework covering the Angus Council Local Authority area. The contractors will be involved in delivering energy efficiency measures through the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland; Area Based Scheme.

The contractor frameworks would be appointed from October 2014 to October 2015, with an option to extend for a further two one year periods.
Energy efficiency measures shall be delivered to the standards stated by Ofgem under the guidance to energy suppliers for the delivery of the Energy Company Obligation. Contractors will cooperate with contracting local authorities and/or managing agents to meet requirements for reporting and monitoring required by Ofgem. Contractors must offer the option of sourcing ECO funding for HEEPS:ABS projects if required by the contracting Local Authority or their agents.

On behalf of the Local Authority, EST will invite and evaluate tenders from prospective contractors to form the multiple supplier frameworks. However contracts for works in the Local Authority area will be concluded directly between the Local Authority and the selected contractor through a call-off procedure.

Background to the Energy Saving Trust
EST is a social enterprise with a charitable Foundation. EST is the leading UK organisation in developing evidenced-based insight, research and advice to engage households and communities on their energy and water use. EST works with governments, local authorities, communities, third sector organisations and businesses.

Delivery of the HEEPS ABS Programme
Announced in March 2013 by the Scottish Government, the HEEPS:ABS is a local authority led energy efficiency programme which commenced in June 2013 and had a budget of 60 million GBP in the 2014/15 financial year. The funding is expected to lever in around 120m GBP of investment from major energy suppliers through ECO to assist delivery of the projects. The investment will be primarily targeted at fuel poor households in the private sector.
Following from this, EST is seeking on behalf of Angus Council to identify framework contractors to deliver the HEEPS:ABS and ECO funded energy efficiency programmes in their area. 

The HEEPS:ABS programme will be targeted in areas chosen by Angus Council. This is likely to include both rural and urban properties in areas of varying geographical complexity. Measures will be delivered primarily to private sector properties, but may include social housing properties where social housing providers agree to include some of their properties in call offs for identified projects (particularly where their participation would be necessary to allow works to be carried out in private sector properties).

Successful contractors will be required to deliver energy efficiency and ancillary measures in the Local Authority area, including:
-cavity wall insulation
-loft insulation
-external wall insulation
-hard to treat (HTT) cavity wall insulation as defined for the Energy Company Obligation
-underfloor insulation
-gas safety surveys

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