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Interserve shortlisted for £100m NHS energy and carbon reduction framework

by Interserve Press Office | Aug 16, 2011

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been given a place on the NHS Shared Business Services Framework Agreement for the Provision of Carbon and Energy Infrastructure Upgrades.

Using expertise from its dedicated ‘energy team’, Interserve scored the highest marks in the bidding process. The framework aims to reduce the carbon footprint and energy used by NHS Trusts. Valued at approximately £100 million, with as much again to follow, the four-year framework, supported and approved by the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF), currently incorporates 54 Trusts. This figure could grow if more Trusts join.

Commenting on the framework, Bob Vince, Managing Director, Interserve Strategic Partnerships, said:

“Energy usage is an extremely hot topic at the moment, especially with recent hikes in energy prices and predictions of more to come. Therefore achieving year on year energy reduction, which enables clients to realise financial benefits, is critical.

“If considerable cost savings can be made for the NHS, through projects within the framework, then health service resources can be re-directed into other key areas. This framework is exciting for Interserve, as it gives us the opportunity to secure energy saving projects that meet the needs of our customers and expands our skill sets into this new and growing market.

“The purpose of this framework is to assist Trusts in the procurement and management of the provision of Carbon and Energy Infrastructural upgrade services, which combined with the provision of funding, is a skilled and complex task.

“At Interserve we have a holistic approach to service delivery that includes facilities management, design and construction, all areas that can make a significant impact on carbon and energy reduction. The reason the Interserve bid scored so highly is due to the experience of our in-house energy team and ability to mobilise resources in a very short space of time.

“This is critical as the first tranche of bidding starts immediately with four Trusts representing five hospital estates coming to the market over the summer, with a further ten preparing for late 2011 and first quarter 2012.”

As part of the tender process, Interserve outlined its approach to work pro-actively on individual or multiple projects, to lower the amount of energy use in each of the Trust’s estates. Through its experience in energy rationalisation and management, Interserve was able to demonstrate its ability to reduce the carbon footprint and in turn the cost of energy on multiple project platforms.

Interserve will be providing either single or integrated technical solutions, including amongst others; CHP (combined heat and power), absorption cooling, biomass, wind and water turbines, anaerobic digestion, insulation, voltage optimisation, building management system upgrades, lighting, zoning, solar hot water, solar photovoltaic and behavioural change.

Clive Nattrass, Programme Director for CEF, said: “The Carbon and Energy Fund, working with NHS SBS, is pleased to confirm that Interserve is one of the successful companies joining us on this important framework, working in partnership to deliver energy infrastructure upgrades over the next four years.

“The Fund has high hopes that Interserve’s demonstrable experience in energy rationalisation and management will make a positive impact in what has to be achieved within our market place.”

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For further information please contact

Michele Curran 
Head of Corporate Business Development
01213444888
michele.curran@interserve.com

Catherine Roche 
Edson Evers Account Manager
01785 255146
catherine@edsonevers.com

About Interserve

Interserve's vision is to be the Trusted Partner of all our stakeholders. We are one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK, has revenue of £1.9 billion and a workforce of nearly 50,000 people worldwide.

General website: www.interserve.com
Sustainability website: www.sustainability.interserve.com

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