Awarded contract

NEPO303 Meter Operator


F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-030291

Published 7 December 2021, 8:59am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses


The Guildhall

Newcastle upon Tyne



Marie Perrium



+44 1916380040


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.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

NEPO303 Meter Operator

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 65000000 - Public utilities

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Association of North East Councils Limited trading as the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) is seeking tenders for a Meter Operator.

Suppliers will be required to provide, install, register and maintain Half Hourly (HH) electricity meters.

The framework agreement will also be available for national use. Suppliers must also ensure adherence to current licensing and accredications. The framework will also include the provision for ancillary services.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £1,000,000

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

NEPO are using an Open procedure for the procurement of this framework agreement.

The opportunity was accessed by the NEPO Portal.

The framework agreement is for the provision of a meter operator required toprovide, install, register and maintain Half Hourly (HH) electricity meters. NEPO intend to award this Framework to a sole supplier.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 40

Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 60

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-018384

Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

6 September 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 2

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

WPD Smart Metering Ltd



United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £1,400,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

Contracting Authorities

NEPO is a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at:

This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at:

NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above services.

Please see the following websites for further details:

A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:

Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance.

Further information can be found at:

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body


Newcastle upon Tyne


United Kingdom