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Energy/Carbon saving projects funded through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) - Higher Education

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Dear Goldsmiths, University of London,

I would be grateful if you could assist my research into net zero and decarbonisation support for public bodies. The below information may be held by a department responsible for your buildings, or an energy/sustainability department.

1. Was your organisation successful in receiving grants under the government Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) (Phases 1, 2, 3a or 3b) or Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF)?
2. Please provide approximate amounts granted and which round of PSDS / LCSF they were received under
3. How were the works procured (or planned if funding was only recently awarded) ? 1. Via a framework (if so which frameworks) 2. Via a specific tender(s) 3. Another means (please describe)
4. Please list the names of the main contractors used to deliver works completed using the PSDS/LCSF funding.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Brown.

Goldsmiths Information Access, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dear Rebecca Brown,

 

 

 

We are writing to formally acknowledge your Freedom of Information (FOI)
request. The College aims to respond to your request within twenty working
days of receipt of your request.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Information Governance

 

Goldsmiths, University of London

 

New Cross,

 

London, SE14 6AF

 

 

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

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Goldsmiths Information Access, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dear Rebecca Brown,

We are writing in response to your freedom of information request,
reference 2585, with apologies for our delay.

Your request:

1.                    Was your organisation successful in receiving grants
under the government Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) (Phases
1, 2, 3a or 3b) or Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF)?

2.                    Please provide approximate amounts granted and which
round of PSDS / LCSF they were received under

3.                    How were the works procured (or planned if funding
was only recently awarded) ? 1. Via a framework (if so which frameworks)
2. Via a specific tender(s) 3. Another means (please describe)

4.                    Please list the names of the main contractors used
to deliver works completed using the PSDS/LCSF funding.

Our response:

Under PSDS Phase 2, the College was awarded conditional access to draw
upon a grant of £5 million. This meant that, if the College spent up to £5
million on decarbonisation infrastructure projects, and could evidence
that it had completed them within the specified timeframe, then the costs
of those projects could be reclaimed from the grant award amount.

The total grant amount ultimately drawn upon by the College was limited to
£422,827 excluding VAT, which related to expenditure on plans and
foundational works, with a view that further decarbonisation projects
might be progressed in the future. This was because the College considered
that there was a risk of possible disruption to works (arising for example
from further national covid lockdowns), this undermined its confidence
that more significant works could be completed before the grant’s
deadline. In light of such possible risk exposure the project was revised
down with the more limited work being undertaken by SSE under a direct
award.

I hope this information satisfies your Freedom of Information request.
However, if you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask for it to
be reviewed by either contacting us by email: [1][email address] or by
writing to:

 

Data Protection Officer

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross,

London, SE14 6AF

 

Please describe the original request, explain your grounds for
dissatisfaction, and include an address for correspondence. If you are
still not satisfied following the internal review, you have a right to
appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted at the
following address.

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700

[2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross,

London, SE14 6AF

Email: [3][email address]

 

 

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