This Lot covers the design and assessment services of low and zero carbon solutions. It and has been designed to help you achieve practical and innovative solutions for low and zero carbon homes, which look beyond the ‘tick box’ and towards real and long-term carbon reductions.

Consultants on the Lot can help you to design a full Zero Carbon roadmap for your organisation. This can help you to assess your full stock profile and identify options before engaging with contractors/suppliers to carry out the work.

All suppliers on this Lot are members of CIBSE, IET or suitable equivalent.

What is included in the service?  

Consultants on this Lot are able to provide the following:

  • Design Consultancy
  • BREEAM Assessments
  • SAP and EPC Assessments
  • RdSAP and EPC Assessments
  • HQM Assessments
  • Passive House Planning Pack Assessments
  • SBEM Assessments
  • Life Cycle Carbon Assessments
  • Psi Value Calculations
  • Overheating Assessments
  • Funding Advice


  1. Pellings LLP
  2. Frankham Consultancy
  3. Calfordseaden
  4. Vital Energi Utilities
  5. David Miles
  6. Mi Space UK
  7. Meinhardt

Award Options

Direct Award

Customers are able to Direct Award to the top ranked supplier on this Lot providing that your requirement is within the scope of the framework. In exceptional cases, you are able to direct award outside of number 1 with a strong justification. If you’d like to speak to us about this in more detail please get in touch.

How long will this take me?

A direct award will take approximately 3-4 weeks depending on your internal approval processes. Learn more about the process here – Direct Award Process. 

Mini Competition

You’re also able to run a mini-competition to call off this framework. You’ll be able to use your own specification and cost model. You can also choose your own cost / quality split and quality questions. All pricing submitted by contractors must be linked to the framework.

How long will this take me?

Once you have your specification and cost model ready, the tender process takes approximately 6-8 weeks, depending on your internal approval processes. Learn more about the process here – Mini Tender Process. 

Accessing this Framework

Who can access this framework?

Any publically funded body can use this framework – access is not limited to SEC Members alone. Full details can be found here.

To access this framework compliantly you’ll need to sign a copy of our access agreement. You can download a template version of the agreement here – Zero Carbon Authorising Agreement.

Is there a cost to access? 

There is no access fee to use this framework. A levy % dependant on whether you are a guest or member is collected directly from the contractor once a call off contract is awarded.

What are frameworks?

Learn more about how frameworks work and how our sector uses them.

Framework Documents

Next Steps

Ready to use this framework?

Please contact us today. Our Procurement team will support you with your requirements. 

Have some further questions?

Check out our FAQs page here. Or contact a member of the team today – we’re happy to help.