Purchasing, Distribution and Administration of Solid Fuel benefits to Former British Coal Corporatio
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) | Published November 14, 2014
Coal-based fuels. To provide the necessary services to former British Coal Corporation employees or their dependents and to ensure the adequate delivery and administration of solid fuel entitlements under the National Concessionary Fuel Scheme (NCFS) on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Under the terms of the NCFS, eligible beneficiaries can receive a solid fuel entitlement or cash in lieu. This contract only applies to services to the solid fuel beneficiaries. As at end of January 2014 the number of beneficiaries under the NCFS totalled 67 969 of which some 11 400 (16.7 %) were in receipt of solid fuel, with an estimated overall declining profile year on year of about 7 %. Deliveries to solid fuel beneficiaries are required in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man with the highest concentration in England and Wales. Due to the nature of the Project, DECC may require modifications to the core and support service requirements during the term of the contract due to for example, the predicted decrease of the business and/or unpredicted changes as a result of departmental policy or political determinations. DECC therefore reserves the right to amend (by way of pre-agreed contractual change mechanisms) any baseline specification during the term of the contract to reflect any such necessary changes or modifications without materially changing the overall nature or scope of the Scheme.