Procast have secured a prestigious place on Scotland’s national energy efficiency framework that helps local authorities and housing associations achieve their net-zero ambitions.
The inclusion on Scotland Excel will see the group install commercial electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) throughout Scotland.
Fitting these EVCPs that range in power from 22Kw up to 150Kw could cost up to £80million over four years via the Renewables and Energy Storage Measures (Lot1) section of the framework.
Procast’s Energy Services division are currently delivering similar charging infrastructure for Dumfries & Galloway Council.
Their other divisions – Building Contractors and Property Services – are also included in Lots 2 and 3 (Building Fabric Measures, and Heating, Hot Water and Ventilation Measures), which will allow the group to deliver any contracts completely in-house.
The framework enables local authorities and housing associations to upgrade infrastructure and stock by sourcing expertise from suppliers who have been through the tender process and are ready to do business.
Procast are joined by 36 other Scottish companies on the Scotland Excel framework that aims to help councils and housing associations cut carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
Scotland Excel is the Scottish Government’s official national portal for public sector contract opportunities, serving the country’s 32 local authorities and more than 100 associate members from across the public and third sectors.
The framework provides a pathway for contractors to deliver a range of measures including wall, floor and loft insulation; window and door replacement and retrofit; roof insulation, repair and replacement; electric heating; air source and ground source heat pumps as well as renewables and energy storage solutions.
Procast are now part of a group of 46 UK-based suppliers on the framework, all of whom have the opportunity to secure a share of business expected to be worth £800million over four years.
A Procast spokesman said: “We are privileged to secure a place on this prestigious framework and are excited about the opportunities that this will present to us.
“This will be a challenging contract, as the work will be carried out in ‘live’ car park environments throughout Scotland, so our careful planning and programming experience will be key.”
John Shaw, convener of Scotland Excel, said: “This framework will give councils and housing associations access to a one-stop-shop of innovative energy efficiency measures.”
The framework has been developed in partnership with Energy Skills Partnership, which is the college sector agency that works with the Scottish government to develop skills, investment and job opportunities aligned with emerging technologies.