Guide to Procurement for Energy Efficiency Retrofit in London

This Procurement Guide for Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects in London has been produced by the Greater London Authority (GLA) RE:NEW Programme as part of a series of activities to help organisations in the capital to deliver domestic retrofit projects bigger, quicker and better value for money.

Procurement of works and services to enable the delivery of retrofit projects and programmes is a critical and in some cases complex process with potential to impact on the quality, value for money, speed and effectiveness of any works ultimately undertaken. A broad number of potential routes for procuring (and financing) projects and programmes exist. This Guide provides a framework for decisions regarding procurement of retrofit projects and programmes, seeking to assist organisations in relation to:
- Strategic considerations when scoping and planning projects
- Funding and financing
- Procuring under Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)
- Procurement routes, features, risks and benefits
- Contract documentation – specification, terms and conditions.

Case studies will also be developed and published on the RE:NEW website to provide real examples of procurement activities undertaken by participating organisations.

The guide has been written to support local authorities, registered providers, arms length management organisations (ALMOs) and private sector landlords with their procurement of domestic retrofit projects. We would anticipate the guide to be a
valuable resource to officers involved in developing and delivering projects, as well as procurement professionals needing to know more about specific routes for retrofit (ECO in particular).

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