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Welcome to the CEF

Launched by Greg Barker MP at IHEEM in 2011, the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) has been specifically created to fund, facilitate and project manage complex energy infrastructure upgrades for the NHS and wider Public Sector.

With a proven track record of more than 40 projects and in-depth experience of procurement, engineering, legal and finance, the CEF is the organisation to successfully guides Public Sector clients through the complex processes involved.

The CEF helps Public Sector organisations by:

  • Providing skilled advisors to help the Public Sector with their projects for the entire life of the project
  • Giving member organisations the use of the CEF’s proven Energy Services Performance contract, that transfers risk, guarantees savings and has been shown to be off balance sheet under IFRS
  • Giving member organisations usage of the CEF framework procurement model, so that procurement is quick, with a significantly reduced chance of challenge
  • Providing a source of funding if the member organisation does not want to use its own funding, or when the bidder cannot provide better funding or grants to support the project
  • Supporting the member organisation’s team by overseeing the installation phase of the project and certifying practical completion
  • Auditing the project monthly, quarterly and annually so as to prove the delivery at all times during the contract life
  • Providing legal support for the process of making the standard project agreement, project specific to the member organisation’s needs
  • Recovering all CEF costs from within the contractor payment, so that the member organisation faces no advisor bills, and only has to pay for any part of the project when the project is installed, proven and handed over to operations
  • Managing the CEF framework leading to fewer procurement issues and contractor problems.

Meet the Trustees

The CEF is overseen by a board of trustees, charged with overseeing the CEF and CEFS, and ensuring that it acts in the best interests of the NHS and NSS. The Trustees meet approximately three times per annum, or as required.

The Trustees comprise :

Richard is an ex Director of Estates and Facilities at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, and held this position for more than 20 years. An electrical engineer by profession, Richard started his NHS career in 1975 and retired in 2011 after 36 years. He led innovative projects such as the combined heat and power gas turbine, the first of its kind in the NHS; the design and installation of the waste recovery plant; and the creation of an ‘airport’ style shopping and restaurant concourse. Richard was awarded an MBE in 2012 for his services to the NHS.
Steve was employed as Director of Facilities Management & Capital at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust until 31st December 2012. He held this role for more than 10 years and was responsible for all aspects of Estate Management, Facilities Management, IT Services, Estate and IT Strategy Development and also delivery of the Trust’s capital programme. He has over 35 years experience of working at all levels of Estates and Facilities Management within the NHS and has acted as an NHS Gateway Reviewer of high risk projects.
Phil began his NHS career in 2003 as the Commercial Services Manager for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust where he was instrumental in the successful reconfiguration of the Trust’s services. In 2005 he joined the Greater Manchester Collaborative Procurement Hub as one of the Senior Category Managers. Since then he has held various posts across all areas of the organisation. Phil is now Director of Strategic Sourcing, a key role in steering the Strategic Advantage Programme, a high profile piece of work that seeks to support clients in the delivery of their QIPP procurement targets. Phil has over 20 years experience in procurement and supply chain and has a Masters Degree in Procurement, a degree in Organisation and Business Studies and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
Clive set up the CEF with the help of the Trustees, the Sustainability Team at the Department of Health, the Tranche 1 Trusts and NHS SBS in Summer 2010. This after implementing 28 pilot projects starting from his time at NHS Estates in the mid 1990’s. Clive is a chartered engineer but spends most of his time guiding NHS Executive Teams and the legal closure process for the CEF projects.
Peter joined the CEF as a Director in 2012 and he is responsible for the project management of all the CEF projects. He leads a team of professionals moving the projects from Signed Membership Agreement to Preferred Bidder and then from Contract Close through the installation phase and into monitoring and verification. Prior to the CEF, Peter was Managing Director of PFPM Ltd., an independent project management consultancy from which he delivered a variety of high profile NHS capital schemes across the Midlands and North West of England. Peter is a qualified member of RICS and of the APM. He also carries a BSc Hons and a Diploma in Project Management.
David joined the CEF as a Director in 2012 and he is responsible for project origination and sourcing the finance for CEF projects. Prior to the CEF David was a Director of MITIE Group PLC and he delivered a variety of Energy Services projects in both the Private and Public sectors including District Heating, Biomass, CHP and Energy Efficiency. He graduated with an MBA from Cass Business School in 2007.
Bronwen is a former Area Director and Relationship Director of Lloyds Bank, joining the NHS in 2010. She has delivered and led projects to improve quality, innovation and productivity including Procurement and Carbon and Energy Management with South Central Strategic Health Authority. Bronwen is currently an Associate Director with Wessex Academic Health Science Network and works closely with industry, NHS, Commissioners and universities to enable collaboration and drive forward innovation. This builds relationships with health and life sciences industry players across Wessex, as well as key AHSN partners nationally. Bronwen is particularly proud of the Carbon & Sustainability Programme across the Oxford AHSN region.
Andrew is the Director of Commercial Procurement Services at The Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust and leads a dedicated team of professionals who deliver procurement solutions for the acute hospital in which they are based but also across the wider Public and Private Sectors. He has vast experience having led Procurement Strategies in both the Public and Private Sector having been Head of Procurement with Surrey Police and held various Purchasing Management roles within BUPA. Andrew has recently been seconded into the Department of Health to lead the Lord Carter NHS Procurement Efficiency program.
As Head of Profession for NHS Estates & Facilities Policy at the Department of Health his prime role was to ensure the delivery of the NHS Constitutions right’s for a clean, safe, fit for purpose patient care environment, and the production of technical guidance and best practice material for the NHS.

A Co-Creation

The CEF was co-created with the Department of Health. It is a special purpose vehicle allowing different parts of the Public Sector and NHS to work together. It employs an experienced team drawn from the NHS, National Services Scotland, National Procurement, NHS Strategic Buying Solutions, Wessex AHSN and The Countess of Chester Hospital. In addition to Health it has been chosen as the procurement vehicle for the Cabinet Office Public Sector Solar Scheme and Manchester City Council District Energy Program.

Who are the CEF?

Launched by Greg Barker MP at IHEEM in 2011, the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) has been specifically created to fund, facilitate and project manage complex energy infrastructure upgrades for the NHS and wider Public Sector.
The CEF was co-created with the Department of Health. It is a special purpose vehicle allowing different parts of the Public Sector and NHS to work together. It employs an experienced team drawn from the NHS, National Services Scotland, National Procurement, NHS Strategic Buying Solutions, Oxford AHSN and The Countess of Chester Hospital. In addition to Health it has been chosen as the procurement vehicle for the Cabinet Office Public Sector Solar Scheme and Manchester City Council District Energy Program.
The route to working with the CEF is to seek membership, which then makes all the support of the CEF available to the New Member for the entire procurement, installation and savings monitoring period of the contract.
With a proven track record of more than 40 projects and in-depth experience of procurement, engineering, legal and finance, the CEF is the organisation to successfully guides Public Sector clients through the complex processes involved.

Energy Infrastructure Upgrades

  • Created by the NHS for the NHS and Public Sector
  • Efficient and proven OJEU compliant procurement process
  • Access to a £300m+ fund of capital funding
  • The widest choice of ESCo contractors in the UK
  • CEF provides all the specialist skills and resources
  • No up front fees
  • TDA approved procurement process
  • A track record of 40+ successful UK projects to-date