With Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) Frameworks having already procured over £250 m of projects ‘in the process of delivering gross savings of £50 m plus’, and 245,000 t/CO2 per annum, The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (COCH) and the CEF have unveiled their latest Framework.
They explained: “It has several innovative additions to meet the everchanging needs of the NHS. There are two contracts available – a traditional operating lease contract, and a new service contract that will allow hospitals to access off-balance sheet capital under the changing accounting rules. In response to changing dynamics of the energy sector, the Framework can integrate the NHS Salisbury Foundation Trust Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), which will provide the ability to procure and deal with a variety of new innovative technologies – such as capacity markets, battery storage, and car park solar, to name but a few.”
The Framework will feature 14 contractors from the UK, the US, France, Germany, and Italy, which ‘will bring global innovation to the NHS with the guarantee of knowing that CEF’s procured projects operate at 92% availability, compared with the NHS average of 65%’. To find out how to access the Framework and finance, contact the team at EOI@carbonandenergy.net.