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.
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.
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.