Issue details

Gas Supplier Contract Award

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Letting/Re-Letting of Contracts of value >£100,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/07/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The need for urgency arises because Adur and Worthing Councils use Kent County Council's LASER Energy Buying Group (a procurement framework) to procure gas and electricity for all its sites. Our current contracts expire at the end of September 2022. Tenders are sought by this specialist procurement framework provider on our behalf with LASER (Laser stands for: Local Authority South East Region energy buying consortium) comparing and recommending the best deal. Prices are obtained on a spot market basis via an e-auction with a very limited time for approval (less than 48 hours). If we do not accept the rates there is a risk our rates would then increase.

Decision due: 22 Aug 2022 by Director for Place

Consultation process

Cabinet Members for Resources and internal consultations with Chief Financial Officer, Legal Services and LASER Energy Buying Manager.