Public institutions were afforded an opportunity to purchase thermo-modernization services via the e-procurement system ProZorro. According to the Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Maksym Nefiodov, potential investors are now able to participate in open tenders concerning the arrangement of 30 agreements on the efficient provision of energy services for public institutions.
The implementation of energy service e-procurement will enable to reduce the costs spent by public institutions on the introduction of energy-saving measures and to economize on the housing and communal services. The saved money will be distributed between the state budget and the investor.
It is also expected that the tenders conducted via ProZorro will contribute to the market development of energy service contracts and competition increase among companies that provide services aimed at the improvement of energy efficiency of buildings.
The technical realization of the initiative became possible owing to the financial support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It is worth mentioning that Ukraine started the implementation process of energy service contracts in 2016.
Energy service contract is an agreement with an energy service company (ESCO), which allows a consumer to considerably reduce expenditures for energy resources and modernize energy equipment and electrical resources without personal initiative.
Source: Government portal