Credit Metering Framework

Credit Metering Framework
  • Category

    Back office & Indirect

  • Contract Notice

    2015/S 182-329959

  • Award Notice

    2016/S 221-403028

  • CPV Code

    48444100 : Billing system
    38410000 : Metering instruments
    38421110 : Flowmeters
    38550000 : Meters
    85000000 : Health and social work services
    38552000 : Electronic meters
    38554000 : Electricity meters
    65500000 : Meter reading service
    09323000, 42515000,

  • NUTS Code


  • Duration

    4 years

  • Expiry Date

    31st May 2021

  • Direct Selection


  • Mini Competition

    Yes - 50% Quality / 50% Cost (10% +/- allowance)

  • Contract Type

    JCT, TPC or bespoke T&C's

  • Cost Model

    Schedule of rates

  • Access Fee


  • Framework Appointees


NFP’s Metering and Billing Services framework is OJEU compliant and covers services for community and district heating schemes including prepayment, metering and billing services. The services have been segregated into the following lots.

  • Lot 1: Metering and Billing Services,
  • Lot 2: Pre-Payment Metering and Billing Services

As part of the framework offering, Switch 2 can offer Metering instruments, Flowmeters, Meters, Energy meters, Electronic meters, Electricity meters, Meter reading services.

Next Steps

How can I use this Framework?

There are two ways to use the framework; direct selection or mini-competition. Clients may enter into contract for any duration that allows for performance to be achieved.

Direct selection

With the direct selection method, you may select the Contractor who is ranked number 1, or any other Contractor/ Consultant on the following basis:

  • Where you have an existing relationship with the Contractor/ Consultant.
  • Where the Call Off has substantial similarities to a previous project the Contractor/ Consultant was involved with. (under this Framework Agreement or not)
  • For reasons of urgency, it is not reasonably practicable to award the Call-Off Contract by way of a Mini-Competition.
  • Capability Criteria determining that only one framework appointee is capable of carrying out the Call-Off Contract.
  • Where the Client is able to determine which Contractor/Consultant will provide it with the most economically advantageous offer.
  • Where the Consultant has introduced the site.

Mini competition

The mini-competition method lets you expand beyond the framework’s original specification to meet your specific requirements. The framework partners from the relevant lot are invited to tender (where capable). This process typically takes 2-4 weeks.

Call-off Forms (E-Sign)

NFP has simplified the call-off process to 5 steps allowing you access to our framework within minutes. The 5 steps include Adobe E-sign and details (or guidance) can be found below; alternatively, you can choose mini-competition.

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Confidentiality Agreement

The form below is designed to protect the commerciality of suppliers and the integrity of the framework. Clients will need to complete the fields prompted within the form, to allow password protected access for Steps 2, 3.

Mini Competition

To proceed with this framework using the Mini Competition method, please fill in the form. One of our team will be in contact with you as soon as possible.