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Your contract

Understand your energy

Your contract

The idea behind Crown Commercial Service’s strategy for energy procurement is all about managing and reducing the associated risks. Under the collaboration EDF Energy will facilitate Crown Commercial Service procuring energy as an aggregated volume on behalf of member organisations.

By grouping public sector organisations’ energy requirements together, you benefit from competitive prices and can make the most of Crown Commercial Service’s team of analysts who constantly watch the energy market and use their expertise to purchase power at the optimum moment.

How the Agreement works

The frameworks have been designed to comply with the findings of the Pan Government Energy Project, which recommends that all public sector organisations adopt aggregated, flexible and risk-managed energy procurement.

Model Contract

Exists between 'You' and EDF Energy. It is essentially an agreement that we will supply and invoice you for the energy you use, and you have the responsibility to make sure the invoices are paid in full.

Framework Agreement

Exists between Crown Commercial Service and EDF Energy. This single supplier framework agreement for half hourly electricity offers a range of energy procurement services covering management, conservation and renewable services. Under this framework, the trading team aggregate the volume and manage the execution of trading on your behalf to deliver value for money in a complex, fast moving marketplace. The Framework in detail

Customer Access Agreement (CAA)

Exists between 'You' and Crown Commercial Service. It's the agreement through which government and public sector organisations can procure common goods and services. It includes details of when each agreement is due to expire.


How we can help

Our Crown Commercial Service support team are here to help you with any questions you may have about your account and to make sure you can easily access all the information you need.

As a Crown Commercial Service member you have full access to all the support to help you manage, understand and save time, money and carbon.

Personalised Savings Plan

We want Crown Commercial Service members to make the most out of their membership. We're here to help with your own personalised way to save.

Billing and payments

Do you want to know more about your options for billing and payments? Or do you have a billing query?

Selling and generating

We can sell it for you. If you're an energy-savvy organisation generating your own electricity, we can help.

Efficiency case studies

See how we've helped CCS members identify savings in their organisation and how to get your energy savings programme started.

CCS Framework membership benefits

Crown Commercial Service is delivering value for the nation through outstanding commercial capability and quality customer service. EDF Energy is one of the UK's largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity. Together, we're working to help public sector organisations simplify their energy purchasing, understand the market and save time and money. Find out more