Future opportunity

Provision of Power Purchasing Agreements

  • The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-024835

Published 5 October 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street


L3 9PP




+44 3450103503


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Public procurement

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Provision of Power Purchasing Agreements

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 09310000 - Electricity

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place a direct agreement for the provision of Power Purchase Agreements for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.

The Authority wishes to appoint either a single or multiple Potential Provider (s) who can supply renewable electricity to Crown Commercial Service and it’s customers through a Power Purchase Agreement and Supplier Interface Agreement with the Authority’s registered licensed supplier.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £1,917,500,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 09000000 - Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy
  • 09300000 - Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy
  • 09330000 - Solar energy
  • 31682000 - Electricity supplies
  • 45261215 - Solar panel roof-covering work
  • 48000000 - Software package and information systems
  • 65300000 - Electricity distribution and related services
  • 65310000 - Electricity distribution
  • 65400000 - Other sources of energy supplies and distribution
  • 71314000 - Energy and related services
  • 71314200 - Energy-management services
  • 71314300 - Energy-efficiency consultancy services
  • 71314310 - Heating engineering services for buildings
  • 72300000 - Data services
  • 72310000 - Data-processing services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Provision of Power Purchasing Agreements

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 August 2022

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the energy market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold one to one market engagement sessions from 21/10/21 to 28/10/21 with generators and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract[s]. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing energynetzero@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on 15/10/2021. Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participate in the market engagement.