Water Market Deregulation 2017
The water market is due to deregulate in April 2017 which means that our members need to plan for going to the market for these services. LPP members spend around 10m per annum on water, a very significant spend.
LPP has been working collaboratively with LASER, CCS and other buying organisations to bring to market an EU-compliant procurement framework for customers. A key part of the business case is to deliver savings through water efficiency.
This should be a fantastic opportunity to deliver optimal savings if we can arrange for as many organisations as possible to go to market with a committed demand and to possibly identify a programme for water reduction measures.
LASER delivered a presentation during a workshop for NHS trusts at LPP’s offices in September which you can view using the link on the right-hand side of this page.
In order for LASER to accurately aggregate NHS demand and take it to the market they require trusts to collect information from their suppliers and complete the template ‘Water Usage Template’ which you can find on the right-hand side of this page.
Please send collected information to Michael.Lane@lpp.nhs.uk who will coordinate with LASER on how we take this opportunity forward.
CCS is also working on a framework for water and a PIN notice was issued on 7th April 2016.
Further information can be found on the CCS website which will be updated as required. You can review the national Open Water Programme information for customers here: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline/water-and-waste-water. The open water programme goes into more detail about what customers can expect.