Decision details

Decision details

Energy & Water Supply Procurement 2020 to 2024

Decision Maker: Transition Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To  procure certified renewable electricity and renewable gas supplies.



To enter into 2 year contracts for green electricity and green gas from SSE Ltd.

LASER carried out a market tender exercise to procure quarterly billed energy supply contracts (covering the council’s smaller energy consuming sites)

The process returned market offers from 3 suppliers for electricity and 3 suppliers for gas (including 2 offers of green gas supplies as required to meet Net Zero by 2020 objective agreed after the Climate Change Citizens’ Assembly)

Following assessment of the offers received by OCC Energy team and advice from LASER, the recommendation was to enter into 2 year contracts for green electricity and green gas from SSE Ltd. These were the best offers from a financial and service level perspective – also offering electronic billing, smart metering services, and certified green supplies – the latter as required to meet OCC commitments made from the citizens’ assembly to be Net Zero by 2020.


Alternative options considered:

The Cabinet report had agreed to use LASER as the vehicle to purchase energy contracts following market research on alternative options and decision being agreed via Cabinet. Alternatives were considered via an OJEU compliant market tender exercise run by LASER via call off from their energy access agreement with various offers returned from the market.

Signed off by senior officers:

Tim Sadler – Transition Director



Publication date: 21/07/2020

Date of decision: 24/06/2020