Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council – Record of Decision


I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:


·      the award of a 12-month Contract for over 100kW electricity supply,as detailed in the table below:


Detail required


Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Over 100kW electricity supply contract

Name of Successful Contractor

Drax Energy Solutions Ltd

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Public Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Contract Value (£)

£4,676,038 Per annum (estimated average)

Contract Duration

12 months

Contract Start Date


Contract End Date


Optional Extension Period 1

12 months

Optional Extension Period 2


Who will approve each Extension Period?

Procurement Board (extension > £150k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Majid Maqbool

Lead Service Group


How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)


Framework Details (where applicable)

(procurement body, framework reference & title, start/ end date

TC970 – Supply of electricity and electricity related services

Funding Source

Revenue Budget

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter


EC: Committed to sign Charter


EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer


The Reasons are:

Following the procurement of over 100kW electricity contract via a fully compliant Manchester Framework, prices were obtained from the direct award supplier, Drax Energy Solutions for both 12 and 24-month contract durations. The 12-month contract provides best value and will result in a total cost of £4,676,038. This amounts to a reduction in costs of £3,413,199 (42.2%) for the term of the contract.


Options considered and rejected were: a 24-month contract which would have limited the cost reductions to 39%. The 12-month contract therefore provides best value and an overall cost reduction that will help in easing budget pressures over the course of the next year.


Assessment of Risk: Low.


The source of funding is: Revenue budgets and schools’ budgets.


Legal Advice obtained from: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor.


Financial Advice obtained from: Grace Rogerson, Senior Accountant.


Procurement Advice obtained from: Heather Stanton, Category Manager.


HR Advice obtained: N/A


Climate Change Implications obtained from: Majid Maqbool, Energy Manager.


Contact Officer: Majid Maqbool

Telephone number: 0161 607 6987


The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Panel and overview Scrutiny Panel.



Signed:           Dated:  13th September 2023

                    City Mayor




*           This decision was published on 13th September 2023

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 20th September 2023 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 13/09/2023

Date of decision: 13/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 13/09/2023 - Procurement Board

Effective from: 21/09/2023

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