THE SEVEN suppliers for a new LED lighting framework for NHS Trusts have been named.
Thorlux Lighting, Gamma, E.ON, Ecolite, Energy Saving Lighting, Blackbourne and the Energys Group were unveiled today as suppliers to the Essentia LED Lighting Framework, a structure linked to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London.
Any NHS Trust or public sector organisation will now be able to use the framework to procure public sector compliant suppliers for energy saving lighting projects.
The framework guarantees that if the expected cost savings are not reached within the contract period, then the supplier will pay the difference.
Suppliers have been appointed for up to four years after a rigorous selection process.
A free-to-use, UK-wide lighting framework that helps public sector clients to deliver cost, carbon and ongoing maintenance savings, as well as improve environments and lighting services. Flexible in its approach, contracts can be awarded via both direct award or mini-competition.
Essentia say this is the only lighting-specific framework to offer a savings guarantee.
Since 2014, Essentia has helped deliver over £18m of energy savings for 19 NHS Trusts, 27 acute hospitals and over 30 community-based sites. Essentia Trading – the arm that will run the framework – is a subsidiary business wholly owned bycGuy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
‘The NHS currently spends more than £540 million on energy every year,’ Alexandra Hammond, sustainability director at Essentia and environmental sustainability manager at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, told Lux.
‘But it could be making significant savings by installing technologies such as LED lighting and smart energy management systems.
‘The major benefit of using an Essentia framework is that all projects come with a savings guarantee and built-in business case.
‘We take away the complexity of energy saving procurement and provide a fast route to market and provide advice and guidance throughout the procurement process to ensure clients secure the best partners for their projects.’
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