The Greater London Authority (GLA) is procuring a consultant for a major programme of residential retrofits across the capital
The single multi-disciplinary service provider chosen for the £2.7 million contract will devise and deliver a self-sustaining strategy enabling housing providers to deploy ‘deep’ energy efficiency retrofits to existing units.
The London Homes Energy Efficiency Programme is part of the mayor’s ambition for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2050 and jointly funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The initiative aims to see an average carbon reduction of 60 per cent across each retrofitted home with the chosen provide eligible for a £680,000 bonus if targets are met across the three-year period.
In its brief, the authority says it is looking for ‘a service provider with a proven track record of delivery, technical ability and innovation to deliver this exciting and challenging programme and help to deliver the mayor’s ambitions for a zero-carbon London.
‘The appointed team skills will encompass a range of technical and professional abilities, including: an ability to form productive relationships with housing partners, technical skills to assess housing stock and develop innovative deep-retrofit solutions, knowledge of the finance sector and the ability to develop new routes to financing retrofit and the vision to create solutions which enable deep retrofit to be rolled out in areas comprising social rent, private rent and owner-occupied housing.’
It is estimated that London’s 3.4 million homes are responsible for around a third of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. A huge programme of retrofitting will be required to upgrade the existing stock of which it is expected around 80 per cent will still be standing in 2050.
Since 2009, the GLA’s RE:NEW retrofit programme has helped improve more than 130,000 home across the capital and reduce around 46,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. The programme delivered an average carbon reduction of 25 per cent.
The latest initiative is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and aims to surpass RE:NEW by delivering an average carbon reduction of 60 per cent. The winning team will work with on the project for three years starting in March.
The Technical Assistance Team will be expected to devise a self-sustaining business model to make whole-house and multi-measure retrofits attractive to the capital’s many housing providers. The team will be expected to directly retrofit 50 homes and provide evidence that at least 1,678 more will be upgraded as a result of the initiative.
Applications will be evaluated 70 per cent on quality and 30 per cent on cost. The deadline for applications is midday, 4 December.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Transport for London
Tel: 0203 054 0751