Rail and Tram Operators

Utilities Directive Compliant Energy Procurement Framework specifically  for Rail and Tram Operators.

Tramlink Nottingham LogoIn 2014 we were pleased to have been awarded the management of the Nottingham Tramlink electricity supply contract for a 3 year period.

Under EU law implemented by statute in the UK, any electricity supply contracts awarded by rail and tram operators must comply with the Utilities Directive (OJEU) notice and contract award procedures. Any award made outside these procedures is susceptible to challenge and could harm the reputation and good standing of the operator.

This regulation is designed to ensure openness and transparency in the award of Rail and Tram electricity contracts. The implementation of a compliant tender process that results in the best possible outcome for the operator does require significant resources, increasing the time taken to source a new supplier and the costs of doing so.

Pulse recently published a Contract Notice under the Utilities Directive for Nottingham Tramlink, which simultaneously created a “Framework Agreement” that any Rail or Tram Operator can use when seeking to award electricity supply contracts. There are 3 Ofgem-licensed electricity suppliers to choose from on the Framework, and we can run a mini-tender based on your own award criteria amongst the 3 Framework suppliers.

The winning supplier, based on your award criteria, can then be appointed without you having you conducting your own costly OJEU compliant tender process.

The award criteria created for Nottingham Tramlink focuses on securing a high level of budget certainty over electricity network costs and carbon taxes, but also gives them access to a dynamic commodity purchasing strategy that all 3 Framework Agreement suppliers offer.

Get in touch

If you would like to use Pulse Business Energy’s Framework Agreement for Rail and Tram Operator energy procurement – or would like advice on tailoring your own award criteria – please call Ben Dhesi, Managing Director on 0333 7000 250.


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