Leisure operators demonstrating energy reduction initiatives are likely to be increasingly favoured in Government contracts. Two factors are influencing this shift – pressure on the Government to meet carbon targets set out in the 2008 Climate Change Act and a new EU directive in Public Procurement due to come into force in 2016.

The new directive has been introduced to streamline procurement and help Public Sector bodies get value for money.  It recognises the cheapest option may be a false economy so tenderers must demonstrate their offer is more economical in the long run compared to other bidders.

The Government is bound by the 2008 Climate Change Act to meet regular Carbon targets by 2020…

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