Friday, July 19, 2024

Pagabo’s £1.6Bn decarbonisation frameworks open for bids

Suppliers are now able to bid for Pagabo’s newest framework offerings, specialising in decarbonisation projects.

The offering brings two brand-new frameworks to the market, which are both valued at £1.6bn and will run for four years once live. Each will have its own contracting authority, with one framework dedicated to healthcare schemes having Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) serving as a sector-specialist host. Meanwhile, the second framework will be open to clients from all other sectors, hosted by Kingston upon Hull City Council.

The framework will appoint contractors to provide a complete business solution for clients. This will allow clients to go directly to main contractors to undertake the retrofit assessments, work up costs, and bring in supply chain partners to deliver the scheme, while serving as a single point of contact.

Following market engagement, Pagabo has made some revisions to the setup of the frameworks. Both will now have four value banded lots, applicable to the 12 geographical regions.

  • Lot 1 – up to £1m
  • Lot 2 – £1m to £5m
  • Lot 3 – £5m to £15m
  • Lot 4 – £15m+

The frameworks are also split by three scopes to ensure that main contractors are active in the relevant market, with a requirement to submit case study evidence. The scope will include but not be limited to cover:

  • Domestic Low Rise
  • Domestic High Rise
  • Non-Domestic – commercial, health, education, and leisure

Jason Stapley, chief procurement officer at Pagabo, said: “With the ongoing climate crisis, accessing specialist organisations and critical skills for retrofit and decarbonisation works has never been more important for clients – but it’s critical that these services are procured with full compliance, which is why we’re very pleased to be bringing this framework offering to the market.

“Our aim is always to make things as simple and efficient as possible for both clients and suppliers, which is why certain changes have been made to the decarbonisation framework during development after the Prior Information Notice (PIN) earlier in the summer.

“When developing this offering, it had initially included a lot for retrofit consultancy services. However, our continued engagement with the market has revealed these services are best placed within our Professional Services offering for market clarity. With both frameworks intended to go live at a very similar time, there will be the ability to link through from the retrofit consultancy lots under the Professional Services framework to the decarbonisation framework, thereby providing a clear procurement route for any works clients require.

“As always, our commitment to fairness across the market sees a number of allocations reserved for SMEs across the 12 geographical locations, making sure that clients are able to access the talent and skills lying across the whole market.

“We intend these frameworks to provide the vehicle to help clients with their net zero projects and strategies, with the dedicated offering meaning that all-important decarbonisation schemes can be procured and underway as quickly as possible – for the benefit of people, communities and the planet.”

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their bids before 23 October 2023. Those wishing to be appointed to both the healthcare-specific and wider sector offerings will be required to submit two separate tenders, which will be evaluated according to each framework.

To submit a bid for the Framework for Decarbonisation Solutions dedicated to healthcare schemes, visit

To submit a bid for the Framework for Decarbonisation Solutions available to all other sectors, visit

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