Energy and services group Engie has been announced as the preferred bidder for two new contracts with Milton Keynes Council.
Engie has been appointed by the council to deliver a range of energy improvements and carbon reduction initiatives to its land and built assets through the national Re:fit Energy Performance Contract framework.
The Re:fit framework, co-owned and managed by Local Partnerships and the Greater London Authority (GLA), "allows public sector bodies to achieve guaranteed financial benefits through energy efficiency and generation projects".
Engie will initially assess a number of council buildings and thereafter deliver energy-saving projects under an energy performance guarantee.
The first phase of the Re:fit project is expected to attract an initial capital investment, addressing authority-owned sheltered housing and other buildings.
It is expected that further phases of the project could attract more investment in excess of £50 million, probably involving large-scale renewable energy and storage projects directly linked to delivery of the council's strategic development plans.
Engie has also been appointed to provide FM services in a seven-year contract - extendable for a further three years. Under the deal, procured through the ESPO public sector-owned professional buying framework, Engie will deliver a range of building maintenance, cleaning, security and helpdesk services.