Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To recommend that the Authority seeks a
supplier for the delivery of the sustainable warmth programme
following a successful bid process.
The decision record has been amended to
provide further clarification since it was first published.
It has been agreed to undertake a procurement to deliver the sustainable warmth programme following a successful bid for funding.
For clarity, procurement will be exploring the option of up to two, end-to-end providers, to deliver the programme on our behalf.
The procurement will be undertaken using a framework and the provider or providers will complete all activities including marketing, taking enquiries from households, checking eligibility and carrying out the work in individual properties.
We have been successful in bidding for
£3,728,747.83 to support low-income households heated by
mains gas. This will provide 395 measures such as solar PV, hybrid
air source heat pumps, loft insulation, underfloor insulation and
external wall insulation. We also have a further
£4,652,906.12 for low-income households with homes off-gas
grid through the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) scheme. This will provide
440 measures such as solar PV, high retention storage heaters, air
source heat pumps, loft insulation, underfloor insulation and
external wall insulation.
The funding will provide upgrades to low-income households living both on and off the gas grid to tackle fuel poverty and contribute towards net zero targets. It will help some of the least efficient homes become more energy efficient and cheaper to heat with low-carbon energy. These upgrades aim to create warmer homes at lower cost, and will support low-income families with the switch to low-carbon heating, ensuring fuel poor households are not left behind in the transition to net zero.
Publication date: 19/01/2022
Date of decision: 14/01/2022
Effective from: 22/01/2022