To gain insight into the market, identify potential contractors, and gather views on procurement, Birmingham City Council (UK) are carrying out a market survey targeting manufacturers and suppliers of innovative energy efficiency technologies for retrofitting public buildings. The survey is conducted in conjunction with the Building Research Establishment (BRE), a private consultancy focused on the construction sector.
Specifically, the survey will look at the market barriers and opportunities faced by suppliers, including small and medium sized enterprises. The knowledge gained by the council will allow it to better promote and encourage innovation, and will help to improve procurement processes for energy efficiency technologies. The survey closes on 10 October 2013.
The market consultation is conducted as part of the Smart Procurement European Alliance (SPEA), a European Commission funded project that aims to improve access to innovative energy efficiency technologies for retrofitting public buildings.
To take part in the survey, click here.