Decision details

Procurement: Concession Contract SmartHubs Work Package 8 ECR02 20-21

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economy and Corporate Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The SmartHubs Work Package 8 project forms part of the Innovate UK funded SmartHubs programme which will be delivered by a consortium and provide a range of energy solutions across West Sussex.


The objective of SmartHubs work package 8 is to deliver 250 domestic solar PV & battery systems (e.g. for social housing), 100 light commercial solar PV & battery systems (e.g.  for the Council, schools and potentially other public sector buildings) and 250 EV charge points across West Sussex.  There will be no capital cost to the Council to deliver this project. The Council anticipates financial benefit from reduced electricity costs in the corporate estate.




The Cabinet Member has: -

1.   Endorsed commencement of procurement in November/December 2020 for a maximum 25-year concession contract with a suitable private provider to install, operate and maintain SMART energy saving technologies on the Council’s corporate and schools estate with no upfront capital cost to the Council; and the

2.   Delegation to the Director of Environment and Public Protection the authority to award the contract as detailed in section 2.4 and 2.5.  A further key decision report will be published as appropriate.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 17/11/2020

Date of decision: 17/11/2020

Effective from: 27/11/2020

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