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Pagabo announces two brand-new £1.6bn Decarbonisation Solutions Framework

28 July 2023

With the climate emergency continuing to be a priority for the built environment sector, we have issued prior information notices (PIN) for two brand-new frameworks dedicated to decarbonisation projects.

Being delivered as solutions-based frameworks, the offering will complement our existing suite of frameworks, appointing the specialist decarbonisation organisations to provide expert services to current and new clients.

Both frameworks will be valued at £1.6bn and run for four years and each will have its own contracting authority. One framework will be dedicated for healthcare schemes, with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) serving as a sector-specialist host. Meanwhile, the second framework will be hosted by Hull City Council and be open to all other sectors.

Both frameworks will be open to a full range of main contractors, suppliers and consultants. It will be separated into two main lots:

  • Lot 1 – Retrofit Consultancy
  • Lot 2 – Main Contractor Delivery

Under Lot 1, clients will be able to appoint retrofit assessors, coordinators, designers and evaluators to provide specialist consultancy services for decarbonisation projects. To be appointed to this lot, consultants will be required to hold relevant accreditations, such as PAS2035 or PAS2038.

These PAS accreditations are concerned with the assessment of domestic dwellings and commercial buildings for energy retrofit. This involves identifying areas of improvement and specifying and designing the relevant improvement measures – and is also concerned with the monitoring of retrofit projects.

Clients will be able to engage these Lot 1 suppliers to define what is needed to achieve net carbon in an asset. The suppliers will be able to provide a full business case for the delivery, then sit client-side throughout the delivery phase in a coordination role.

Under Lot 2, main contractors will be appointed to provide a complete business solution for clients. This allows clients to go directly to main contractors to undertake the retrofit assessments, work up costs, and bring in supply chain partners to deliver the scheme, while serving as a single point of contact.

Lot 2 will have four value bands covering the below:

  • Lot 2a – £250k to £1m
  • Lot 2b – £1m to £5m
  • Lot 2c – £5m to £15m
  • Lot 2d – £15m and above

It will also be split by three scopes to ensure that main contractors are active in the relevant market, with a requirement to submit evidence case studies. These scopes will cover:

  • Domestic Low Rise
  • Domestic High Rise
  • Non-Domestic – commercial, health, education, and leisure

Recognising the range of different organisations with the ability to deliver projects in differing scales around the country, the frameworks will be split to cover 12 geographical regions and will ensure SME and local-based supplier involvement.

A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is scheduled to be created after the commencement of frameworks and will provide additional flexibility for clients.



Jason Stapley, Chief Procurement Officer at Pagabo, said: “The environmental impact of construction has been widely discussed for years, and that conversation continues. There is a wide understanding of the need to design for net zero, but there is still a long way to go to meet government targets and improving our current building stock will play a key role in this.

“There are a lot of specialist organisations out there that are able to assist clients with their net zero projects and strategies, and having these dedicated frameworks means that their services will be easier to access in a compliant manner for public sector organisations. In turn, this gets these all-important decarbonisation schemes underway as quickly as possible for the benefit of the planet – and adds great human benefits for people and communities around delivered schemes.

“We’re pleased to be bringing forward this resource for the market and working with the wider market to make sure it’s absolutely meeting client and supplier demands. It’s also the first framework collaboration with both contracting authorities – Hull City Council and Great Ormond Street Hospital – so we’re very much looking forward to ongoing collaboration with its team.”


Over the coming months, we will be carrying out further market engagement activity to allow for a collaborative development process following the release of both prior information notices. It is expected that the invitation to tender (ITT) will open in early September, ahead of the frameworks going live late January 2024.


Interested parties can register to join a pre-market engagement webinar at 2pm on Thursday 10 August:

Pre-market Engagement Webinar

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