Surefire is a fully OJEU compliant procurement framework that can be used by Councils and Social Landlords for energy efficiency retrofit works.
Since it was launched in 2013 approximately £100m of energy efficiency retrofit projects have been completed using the Surefire framework. The framework is owned by whg and operated by Surefire Management Services (SMS).
SMS manages the Surefire procurement framework on behalf of whg and provides high quality support to clients using the service. SMS is jointly owned by Bolix and Green Dynamo, two of the biggest companies operating in the energy efficiency and ECO space. Together they bring a wealth of sector expertise and experience, giving clients who use the Surefire framework an exceptional advantage.
About Green Dynamo
Green Dynamo, a successful business consultancy, was established to leverage the knowledge and experience of its founders/partners and their many strong relationships in the local authority, social housing, energy and construction sectors to develop successful and innovative partnerships resulting in long term sustainable value for all stakeholders. We specialise in developing and delivering large scale energy efficiency projects with the option of providing a full turn key solution or a menu of opportunities ranging from the supplying of market leading funding packages, access to best value and innovative external wall insulation or the procurement of free heating and energy efficiency measures.
BOLIX is a leading producer of building chemistry, specializing in the production of façade systems. BOLIX is owned by Berger Paints the largest privately owned paint manufacturer in the world. The BOLIX brand has been in the market since 1991 and stands for high quality of its building solutions. In the BOLIX offer you can find professional materials for exteriors, interiors and ceramics: acrylic, silicone, silicone-acrylic, silicate and mineral renders/plasters polystyrene and mineral wool insulation systems (ETICS) biocide systems for buildings façade and repair systems façade paints and primers adhesives and products for wall and floor tiles interior paints and finish products. What gives BOLIX a competitive advantage are: well-recognized brand with a strong reputation modern and efficient logistics system with 96-hour lead time he greatest network of 240 paint and plaster tinting machines in Poland after-sales and trainings for contractors.
Funding & Finance Experience
The SMS team and their partners have unparalleled experience in the Energy Obligation space, having operated, at a senior level, from both a consumer and client position including successfully managing the £600m pa obligation on behalf of the biggest Energy Supplier in the UK.
Some of the team’s achievements include:
1. Delivering the first energy efficiency scheme within CESP, the predecessor to ECO
2. Delivering the first energy efficiency scheme within ECO
3. Delivering the largest energy efficiency schemes within CESP, ECO 1 & 2
4. Securing the commercially largest single scheme (£36million) in Energy Obligation history.
Throughout the team we estimate we have directly managed over £450 million in funding involving the installation of various energy efficiency measures including;
a) External, Internal, Cavity, Loft, Roof, Flat and Room in Roof Insulation
b) Gas, Biomass, Air Source, Ground Source District Heating
c) Gas, Air Source, Ground Source and individual heating solutions
d) smaller measures e.g. draught proofing and Energy Advice
e) Solar Thermal, PV and other renewable energy solutions.
In addition, we estimate that in the process we have helped save more than 5mtco2 and £100m+ Lifetime Bill Savings.
Due to our vast experience we are experts at identifying schemes and delivering promised savings no matter how complex. We are also extremely accomplished at leveraging other funding e.g. FITs, RHI, AWS, Green Deal, ERDF, HEEPs etc. to maximise the benefit for our customers and their consumers. Currently we are operating the largest First Time Central Scheme in the UK utilising ECO, AWS and Gas Connections Subsidies and historically we have been responsible for schemes ranging from Dundee to Cornwall and Norfolk to Cardiff.