Energy Supply Contracts

FOI request reference: F0051532
Publication date: February 2018

Outcome

Partially successful

Request and Response

I can confirm that TNA holds information relevant to your request. We are pleased to be able to provide some of this information to you below.

Some of the information you have requested is already available in the public domain and is therefore exempt under section 21 of the FOI Act. Section 21 means that a public authority is not oblige to provide information if it is already reasonably accessible by other means. In this case, the exemption applies because the information is already available on the Crown Commercial Service website. We have provided links to the website below.

Further guidance on section 21 can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Who, in your organisation, is responsible for deciding how your energy is bought?  Please provide the full name, title, email address and telephone number.

Mark Newman
Head of Estates and Facilities
+44 (0)20 8392 5214
mark.newman@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

For each of these commodities – electricity, gas and water – please can you answer the following questions:

What is your current contract term start date (DD/MM/YYYY) to end date (DD/MM/YYYY)?

Electricity – Start 15/03/2016, end 31/03/2019
Gas – Start 01/04/2016, end 31/03/2019
Water – Start 01/04/2016, no end date rolling contract

Do you have any options to extend?  If so, what are they?
What is your termination notice period?

Some of this information is exempt under section 21 of the FOI Act, as it can be found on the Crown Commercial Service website as follows:

Electricity – https://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm1075
Gas – https://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm1076

Our water contract is a rolling contract.

Who is your supplier?

Electricity – EDF Energy
Gas – Corona Energy
Water – Castle Water

How many meters do you have?

Electricity – 1
Gas – 3
Water – 2

What is your annual spend?

Electricity – £671,042 in the financial year 2016/2017
Gas – £92,280 in the financial year 2016/2017
Water – £32,229 in the financial year 2016/2017

What is your consumption?

Electricity in 2016-17 was 5629756 kWh
Gas in 2016-17 was 3052034 kWh
Water in 2016-17 was 18627 m3

Do you currently procure your energy through a framework/PBO (Public Buying Organisation)? If so, which one?

This information is exempt under section 21 of the FOI Act, as it can be found on the Crown Commercial Service website as follows:

Electricity – https://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm1075
Gas – https://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm1076

Do you use a consultancy to facilitate your energy procurement? If so, who?

No

Are you happy with your supplier?
Are you happy with your PBO?
Are you happy with your consultancy?
What do you think makes a good Supplier?
What do you think makes a good PBO?

The FOI Act gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. We are not required to create new information to respond to a request, or give a judgement or opinion that is not already recorded. As these questions are asking for an opinion, they fall outside the scope of the Act. We will therefore not be responding to these questions.