Energy, digital and industrial transformation provider Bouygues Energies & Services has been chosen as a preferred contractor on the Essentia Trading Limited (ETL) Zero Carbon Framework.
ETL is a subsidiary business of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and its multidisciplinary team of more than 80 experts works with public bodies including local authorities, transport and healthcare, as well as private sector clients, to transform their environments “and create a meaningful legacy”. The company is run out of the hospital but operates throughout the UK.
ETL’s new framework agreement provides a model for public sector bodies striving to implement low and zero-carbon technologies.
The two lots Bouygues has been appointed to include a framework for all-encompassing technologies, such as energy performance contracts and another based on heating and renewables which will be used for larger projects. The framework is likely to run for four years, and the projects covered within it could be anything from a couple of months (to install lighting) to over a year. If Bouygues Energies & Services supports clients with larger schemes it will help them with planning consent as well as delivery of projects such as solar or heat networks.
The framework agreement will be open to all public sector bodies aiming to progress zero-carbon ambitions in line with legislative and sector-led reduction targets. Bouygues said: “A great benefit for our partners will be the simple tender route it allows and the ability for quick deployment.”
A spokesperson for Bouygues said: “Many of the entities in Bouygues Energies & Services could benefit from the framework. Essentially, any team that reduces carbon and helps our clients cut or reduce their energy/carbon can be covered within the framework.
“The framework is designed to be dynamic, there is much government funding for green projects, but much has tight timelines (money to be spent by September). The public bodies can run a tender with the ETL suppliers, or choose to work directly with us and hit the ground running to ensure all timelines can be achieved.”
Gregory Allouis, energy solutions director at Bouygues Energies & Services, said: “This framework is a great opportunity to put our best engineering skills to the service of a noble cause we are committed to: achieving net-zero. Now, let us work together on the delivery of these projects and cut carbon emissions wherever possible.”
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