Decarbonisation Partnership

The Decarbonisation Partnership is a dedicated team within Bristol City Council’s Energy Service, created to support the reduction of carbon emissions for public sector buildings in the South West.

To support the delivery of decarbonisation projects, we have two support functions:

  • Decarbonisation Framework – An OJEU compliant procurement route designed specifically for energy efficiency and multi measure decarbonisation.
  • Decarbonisation Service – Our team of energy specialists can provide flexible project support in the development and delivery of your projects .


The Decarbonisation Partnership Framework will allow the direct and efficient procurement of the principal decarbonisation measures, with reputable, pre-qualified, specialist suppliers.

The Framework covers core energy efficiency measures and multi-measure decarbonisation projects, with the ability to call off advice, survey, design, supply and install contracts.

The tender for our Decarbonisation Framework was carried out in strict accordance with the EU Procurement Directive and UK public sector procurement rules. Our aim is to work closely with South West partners and appointed companies in the delivery of key projects to allow the region to meet carbon neutral targets. The framework value is estimated to be £16.5m over its 4-year lifetime, September 2021 to September 2025.

The framework is free to access, with Bristol City Council recovering costs to manage the framework from a 2% fee from providers on contracts procured through the framework. There are a number of advantages to using our framework, including:

  • Energy Specialists – contractors prequalified in specialist areas
  • Flexible – variety of services available depending on requirement
  • Social Value – contractors required to provide additional value to your local area as part of call off contracts
  • Support – project development and project delivery support services available

Core Energy Efficiency Measures:

  • Lot 1 – LED Lighting
  • Lot 2 – Insulation
  • Lot 3 – Heating Controls

Multi-Measure Decarbonisation:

  • Lot 4 – Energy & Building Services Efficiency Improvements
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The Decarbonisation Partnership service offer is available to all South West public sector organisation to support in the delivery of decarbonisation projects. Our team members offer technical support on all aspects of energy efficiency projects to ensure they run smoothly and are value for money.

Our unique flexible service offer provide clients with support covering the core aspects of a project lifecycle, through project development, into project delivery.

Project Development

  • Grant Funding Applications
  • Site Audits
  • Energy Saving Calculations
  • Project Proposal Report

Project Delivery

  • Kick-Off Meeting
  • Prepare Tender Documents
  • Procurement Support
  • Support with Detailed Design
  • Contract Administration
  • Health & Safety Support
  • On-Site Quality Monitoring
  • Snagging
  • Project Handover
  • Grant Fund Reporting
  • Energy Specialists
  • Flexible Project Management Support
  • Access to OJEU Compliant Framework
  • Support with Development, Procurement & Delivery
  • Proven track record of delivering successful projects
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Support to capitalise on the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) grant funding

Our expert team has been at the forefront of delivering a number of multi-million pound initiatives in recent years, including:

  • Delivering Bristol’s Schools Energy Efficiency Scheme
  • Awarded Low Carbon Skills Fund funding
  • Awarded £4m+ Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funding
  • 60+ Energy Efficiency Audits of Corporate Buildings
  • Replacement Heating Systems for Office Blocks
  • Installing Commercial Battery Storage Systems

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