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Contractors wanted for London’s Warmer Homes scheme

London houses

Contractors are being sought for the second phase of London’s Warmer Homes scheme to retrofit existing houses to become more energy efficient.

The scheme, procured by Transport for London (TfL) on behalf of the Greater London Authority, is part of the London Environment Strategy to make London a “zero-carbon city by 2050”.

The Warmer Homes project is part of the Mayor’s £34M Energy for Londoners programme which aims to make homes warmer and energy bills more affordable, workplaces more energy efficient, and supply London with cleaner and more local energy sources, like solar, in our homes and businesses.

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) on the OJEU reveals that the mayor has set aside £4.75M for the second phase of the scheme.

The PIN reveals that the GLA/ TfL is looking to:

  • Appoint a single service provider to provide a delivery mechanism for administration of the grant fund and installation of 4 750 000 GBP of energy efficiency measures over an initial 2 years, and
  • Nominate this service provider as a ‘trusted contractor’ in London meaning that any Londoner seeking to improve the energy performance of their property would be able to access the same high standards of installation being delivered to fuel poor households.

The PIN adds: “The Greater London Authority is currently planning to undertake a procurement to appoint a single multi-disciplinary service provider to take on the delivery of the second phase of the Mayor’s Warmer Homes scheme.

“This second phase of Warmer Homes will build on the success of the first phase which has provided a holistic whole house approach to improving the energy efficiency of fuel poor households in the owner occupier sector and, in a pilot phase, to the privately rented sector. It will provide high installation standards to ensure the benefits of retrofits are maximised, vulnerable people are supported sensitively and the supply chain continues to develop.”

During the initial 2-year term, the service provider would be expected to deliver support to 1,188 “fuel poor” households and generate annual fuel bill savings of £134,000.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan added: “It’s a sad fact that for many Londoners keeping their homes warm during the cold winter months is a luxury they simply cannot afford.

“My Energy for Londoners scheme aims to help those most in need with grants for new boilers, windows and home insulation to help cut fuel bills. I’m also working on a number of ambitious projects to generate more local clean energy to power our homes, businesses and communities.”

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