Procurement of and contracts for water, gas, and electricity

1. Please complete the table below:

Utility Current Procurement framework provider Current Supplier Contract End Date Please confirm the company that undertakes invoice validation support if applicable Next termination date Termination requirements for a site within your Local Authority area to exit the framework for electricity, gas and water supply contracts. Please give next key date to terminate. Do you procure green energy? Do you procure for any Academy Schools?
Water Not applicable SWW N/A N/A N/A


Devon County Council’s provider for water and sewerage is the regional water company South West Water Services.  The market is under regular review and at the right time a competitive exercise will be undertaken.

N/A Schools would contract directly with the water provider and we therefore do not hold this information
GAS  Laser Energy Group Total Gas 30th Sept 2024  Yes 30th Sept 2024 30th Sept 2024 Available but not currently procured Yes
NHH Electricity  Laser Energy Group Npower 30th Sept 2024  Yes 30th Sept 2024 30th Sept 2024 Available but not currently procured  Yes
HH Electricity See above in relation to NHH              

2.Please confirm the full details of each site within your Local Authority area that are supplied either electricity, gas or water through the Local Authority contract arrangement? 

DCC has approximately 100 electricity meters, 65 gas meters and 100 water meters

3.Do you ask your schools portfolio to “opt in” or “opt out” at the time or prior to the termination window nearing?

Yes and on agreement are contractually committed to the full contract term.  In the above gas and electricity cases 2024.

4.Please confirm whether the Local Authority charges an annual fee to their sites to access support?

No charge

5. Please confirm whether the Local Authority receives any form of commission/rebate or any payment from the supplier or framework provider?

A 2% rebate is received to cover administrative expenses.

6. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please confirm the amount in p/kWh?

Please see our response to question 5 above

Please provide the name and full contact details of the person at the Council who is responsible for the framework agreement for electricity and gas? 

Gavin Punchard – Procurement Category Manager ICT, email / tel 01392 383000