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A dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the bulk supply of renewable biomass products such as biomass wood pellets and biomass wood chips. Each product will be to a particular specification, as required and set by the customer.

 

Related services such as boiler maintenance and servicing, completion of RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) applications, supply of heat (where suppliers/providers fund, own and operate the boiler and sell the heat to the client on per kWh basis), Hopper/storage vessel housekeeping training, wood cracking and wood chipping and fuel level management. Throughout the life of this DPS there will be open rounds for new providers/suppliers to join providing they pass the mandatory minimum selection criteria, set by YPO. This DPS is awarded through further competition processes held via YPO on behalf of the customer. Customers will specify their full requirement of products and services within their specification/Call for Competition documents. Customers also have the option to run their own further competitions, via this YPO DPS.

 

Who can use the DPS?

Our customers include but are not limited to local government departments, emergency services, educational institutions, charities, housing associations and social enterprises.

 

How do customers access the DPS?

The first step to using the DPS is to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The NDA confirms that that any information and/or documents provided will be kept confidential by the customer. Please see the documents tab above to download the NDA/Access Agreement.

 

The NDA/ Access Agreement should be completed and returned to the energy team at YPO, by email to [email protected].

Key Facts on this Framework

Period:
16 August 2021 - 15 August 2025
Extension Opportunities:
No Extension Period - Contract Length 4 years (2+1+1)
Contract Notice:
2021/S 000-009517
Award Notice:
Not applicable
Geographic Coverage:
National

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The route to market for this solution is via a further competition and our experienced team are on hand to help you through every step of this process – offering practical advice and support when you need it.

Our free support includes:

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    • Assistance with or management of the supplier pre-engagement
    • Assistance and guidance in the drafting of the documentation, including the provision of template documents
    • Advice on the specification, including the provision of anonymised specifications
    • Advice on the award criteria, including sustainability to ensure compliance
    • Advertising the further competition on YPO’s e-tendering portal – ProContract, and full administration of the process, including clarification log management
             There are three ways to run a further competition via ProContract
                  1. YPO can administer the full end-to-end further competition process
                  2. Request temporary access to ProContract and run the further competition yourself or with our support
                  3. If you're a current user of ProContract you can access and use our solutions directly without our involvement. View the 'How to access YPO’s frameworks directly' user guide.
    • Running or supporting the evaluation process
    • Moderation of the evaluation process
    • Drafting/checking award and rejection letters, including provision of template documents

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Specification examples
   • Example award questions
   • Pricing matrix
   • Award and rejection letters
   • Call-off contract terms and conditions

 

Lot 1 - Biomass Fuel Chips

This DPS provides for the compliant procurement of biomass wood fuel chips and related products, to a particular size and specification, as specified by the customer during the call for competition. This DPS also provides for related services including (but not limited to):

• Boiler maintenance and servicing for relevant product areas
• Completion of RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) applications where applicable
• Supply of heat (where suppliers/providers fund, own and operated the boiler and sell the heat to the client on per kWh basis
• Hopper/storage vessel housekeeping training
• Wood cracking and wood chipping
• Fuel level management

Suppliers/providers are registered on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) which a fuel sustainability scheme administered on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Purchasing from a BSL registered supplier/provider is an essential requirement for those customers who claim RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) payments from the government. For more information, please visit: http://biomass-suppliers-list.service.gov.uk/

Lot 2 - Biomass Fuel Pellets

This DPS provides for the co compliant procurement of biomass wood fuel pellets and related products (such as biomass briquettes). The most common specification is ENplus A1 however all sizes and specifications can be procured through this DPS, as specified by the customers during the call for competition. This DPS also provides for related services including (but not limited to):

• Boiler maintenance and servicing for relevant product areas
• Completion of RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) applications where applicable
• Supply of heat (where suppliers/providers fund, own and operated the boiler and sell the heat to the client on a per kWh basis)
• Hopper/storage vessel housekeeping training
• cracking and wood chipping
• Fuel level management

Suppliers/providers are registered on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) which a fuel sustainability scheme administered on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Purchasing from a BSL registered supplier is an essential requirement for those customers who claim RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) payments from the government. For more information, please visit: http://biomass-suppliers-list.service.gov.uk

Suppliers/providers are also registered ENplus producers or traders. A key advantage of the ENplus standard is that pellet quality is managed through the entire supply chain including production, storage and transport all the way to the end consumer. For more information, please visit: http://www.pelletcouncil.org.uk

 

Blogs:

  • Our biomass suppliers fuelling a greener future
    No matter what industry you are in, we are all facing unique individual challenges to become carbon neutral by 2050. Therefore, this is no different for our leading suppliers on our new Renewable Biomass and Related Services DPS. Although the DPS provides a clear, compliant route to market for biomass goods and services, our supply base is also continuously exploring new and innovative solutions to fight against climate change.

  • Four top tips to store your biomass
    During recent times, there has been a huge strain on public sector organisations to make the transition to renewable fuels. One of these has been the use of biomass – and in turn this has brought many challenges. In this blog, we asked our suppliers on the Renewable Biomass and Related Services DPS for their top tips on biomass storage. 
  • The cycle of biomass energy
    Under new laws and regulations set by the government to help reduce our carbon emissions, our customer and supply base have been under a considerable amount of pressure to move away from the use of fossil fuels, such as washed coal and transition over into the uses of biofuels. 
  • UK biomass: Road map
    Within this blog, Sam from our Energy team provides an insight into the route to market our products undertake before arriving at the required destinations. 

  • Case Study:
  • Helping Wiltshire Council procure biomass wood pellets for 18 sites
    Wiltshire Council was looking for an assisted mechanism to procure a new contract to deliver wood pellet at a range of its sites, where biomass boilers are the main source of heating. The procurement process had to comply with public sector rules and the DPS provided by YPO was seen as an efficient and robust route to meeting the requirements.

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    AMP Biomass Fuels are biomass specialists; we are the largest established biomass wood fuel supplier in the UK. As well as industry-leading fuel expertise, we have a well-respected boiler installation, maintenance, and servicing division, plus a biomass consultancy team which enables us to support any technical issues a customer may have and help them to get the most out of their whole system. Services offered:

    • Wood Fuel Supply – supplying wood pellet and chip in a variety of different delivery methods including bulk blown, tipped, walking floor and bagged pellet.

    • Service and Maintenance – full service and maintenance offered to customers to ensure that they’re boiler is in full working order. As the largest national biomass boiler service company, we operate 24/7 with over 40 engineers throughout the UK.

    • RHI Consultancy – Assistance with commercial customers for RHI submissions to support the customer with their submissions to Ofgem.

    • Heat Contracts - we take away the pain from our customers by offering our heat contracts nationally, for a fixed price per MWh taken from the boiler heat meter. We will look after the full system and include fuel supply, service, and breakdown within the price. We set up re-mote monitoring of the fuel store and boiler and in many cases, we will have an engineer on route to site before the customer is aware the boiler is down, this applies to fuel supply as well. The heat contract can include parts, or they can be excluded. We guarantee the cus-tomer won’t run out of fuel and we will reduce boiler downtime, this service will increase the RHI revenue for the customer and take away the day-to-day hassle. As part of the heat con-tract, we will also supply a monthly report to the customer which includes carbon savings per month.

    • Boiler Buy Backs – We own and operate over 100 biomass boiler systems and are happy to discuss with clients with 199kw boilers and above the options with regards paying a cash lump sum for the boiler and supplying heat charged from the meter. This enables the client to receive a cash injection into their business and continue to reduce their carbon footprint whilst leaving the fuel supply, servicing, and maintenance to ourselves, therefore offering hassle free biomass heat for their sites.

    www.ampcleanenergy.com

         
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    Alternative Heat is a family owned and operated company specialising in the design, offsite fabrication, and delivery of prefabricated MEP and renewables solutions for the public, commercial, industrial, healthcare, and large-scale residential sectors. We have a proven track record in the Design & Build, Supply, Installation and ongoing Operation and Maintenance of commercial biomass heating systems throughout the UK and Ireland.

    We are one of the largest providers of Renewables Operation and Maintenance packages in the UK, providing our public sector clients with full Operation and Maintenance packages for their biomass heating systems. Our strong, strategically placed, dedicated support office and on-site teams enables us to deliver these contracts in line with our clients’ specifications and expectations.

    We have built strong partnerships with most of the major biomass boiler manufacturers over the last 17 years, and we are the exclusive partners for the Austrian based biomass boiler manufacturer, Herz. With a prestigious portfolio of over 1,000No. biomass systems installed and operating throughout the UK & Ireland we have obtained a wealth of experience within the sector. We provide:

    • Full operation and maintenance packages including biomass fuel supply, typically charged on a pence per kWh hour rate. As part of this package, we include our fully bespoke remote monitoring packages, which allows for instant fault notification to be sent directly to our clients and inhouse teams, remote visibility of key boiler temperatures and outputs. This package also remotely monitors fuel levels allowing biomass deliveries to be scheduled well in advance or any potential outage. 

    • Service and maintenance package to include annual/bi-annual servicing, reactive works including ash disposal, certified chimney sweeping and fuel store cleaning. 

    We have an efficient and reliable supply chain for biomass fuel supply and only work with companies that are Woodsure and ENPlus accredited and BSL registered so Alternative Heat is the perfect partner for all your biomass needs.

    www.alternativeheat.co.uk

         
     Biosol logo  

    Biosol Renewables UK are a Welsh family business which specialise in the supply of premium BSL and Woodsure approved biomass fuel, tailored to our customers’ needs. Our facilities have the capability of supplying 100,000 tonnes of product each year through our diverse transport network. We also provide an all-encompassing service for the design, supply, installation and service of biomass boilers and Solar PV systems working with the leading, most established manufacturers.

    We are customer focussed and who always strive to provide the best service to our clients irrespective of their size, always making every effort to deliver the highest standards possible. Our company can accommodate any needs/requirements and have the capacity to deliver our products at short notice seven days per week. We are frequently commended by our clients on our service and level of knowledge regarding our products making Biosol Renewables UK Ltd a respected market leader within the industry.

    www.biosolrenewablesuk.co.uk

         
     Edge Renewables logo  

    Edge Renewables has depot sites in both Shropshire and Herefordshire, we have been supplying clients across the domestic, commercial, agricultural, and public sector for the last 11 years. Using our own specialist machinery, we can dry, chip, store, and supply wood chip to the correct specification for all models of wood chip boilers and other applications.

    Edge Renewables are BSL (Biomass Suppliers List) and Woodsure Plus accredited suppliers, giving you full confidence that we consistently produce and supply high quality wood fuel for your biomass boiler. We also use what we sell! Edge Renewables runs its own series of boiler instillations that produce the heat necessary for our wood chip drying plants. Our team of experts, coupled with a carefully managed production process, ensures that we can provide a first-rate service with excellent customer satisfaction. Edge Renewables can meet the needs of your individual requirements to ensure the trouble-free and uninterrupted operation of your boiler(s).

    www.edgerenewables.com

         
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    LC Energy is a leading specialist in biomass energy supply and sustainability consultancy. We have a proven track record in sustainable wood chip and bulk blown wood pellet supply, timber purchase agreements, sustainability consultancy, biomass system design, installation and maintenance services to private and commercial sectors. We are creating a culture of sustainability by working in partnership with our clients and suppliers to play a positive role in society through good business ethics and responsible environmental management. Our management system is fully accredited to ISO14001 and ISO9001 standard and we pride ourselves in bringing added value to our customers; delivering a high-quality service and exceeding expectations.

    www.LCEnergy.co.uk

         
     NFE logo  

    New Forest Energy (‘NFE’) has been supplying high quality virgin woodchip from roundwood timber for 11 heating seasons and has a well-established reputation for the quality and consistency of our woodchip. The company’s principal product is high quality wood chip specifically for use in biomass boilers between 150kW and 2MW thermal. We currently supply c.85,000m3 per year (20,000t) of virgin woodchip from our network of 7 hubs to a range of customers in England and Wales, including our own boilers.

    NFE constantly monitor and analyse our fuel for quality, consistency, and performance in our in-house boilers, which gives our customers confidence that they will have a high-quality fuel delivered, leading to less breakdowns and reduced wear and tear. In addition to fuel supply, we also offer monitoring, maintenance, and repair packages to our customers for their biomass boilers. NFE aims to take all the stress out of running and fuelling biomass boilers, so that our customers can spend more time running their businesses, safe in the knowledge that their boilers are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible to provide the heat they require.

    www.newforestenergy.net

         
     Verd energy logo  

    Verdenergy are providers of high quality ENPlus A1 pellets, supplied in blown or bagged form. We operate from strategically placed fuel depots that perfectly cover the North of England and the Midlands, we also have several partner sites that helps give us greater flexibility when responding to the needs of our customers and providing a fast efficient turnaround from order to delivery.

    Operating our own depots means we are not restricted to a third party’s timetable; it also means we can screen your pellets at the optimal rate to ensure they are at the very highest standard at the time we deliver.

    We operate a modern, purpose-built fleet of trucks, all equipped with smooth internal pipes for blowing, Class III ready for trade scales, which are operated by our experienced, highly skilled delivery team, who have been trained on how to handle and blow solid fuels.

    In addition to supplying a quality pellet, Verdenergy also offer:

    • Silo cleaning service – ideally your silo should be cleaned every two years or after the 5th delivery.

    • Biomass boiler servicing – through our sister company we can provide service and maintenance on most makes of biomass boilers.

    • Fuel store monitoring – Take the hassle out of checking fuel levels, we can monitor your silo 7 days a week and arrange top ups throughout the year, leaving you to get on with other things.

    • RHI consultancy – we have experts on hand to help with any RHI issues or applications.

    www.verdenergy.co.uk

         
     Ypellets logo  

    Based in Yorkshire, Y Pellets is the fastest growing and most technology led biomass wood pellet distribution companies in the UK. We’ve invested heavily in having the best vehicles, tracking systems and customer billing as our goal is to be the most professional yet customer centric business in this market. All of our pellets are highest grade EN Plus A1 and we are part of the Innasol Group, the largest and most successful biomass boiler distributor in the UK with over 4000 installations.

    www.ypellets.com


    Lot 1:

    Alterntive Heat Ltd
    AMP Biomass Fuels
    Biosol Renewables UK Ltd
    Edge Renewables Ltd
    Green Team Partnership Ltd (WoodyFuel)
    LC Energy Ltd
    New Forest Energy Ltd
    Puffin Energy Ltd

    Lot 2:


    Alterntive Heat Ltd
    AMP Biomass Fuels
    Biosol Renewables UK Ltd
    LC Energy Ltd
    Puffin Energy Ltd
    Verd Energy Limited
    Y Pellets Ltd


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