Business Stream wins place on LASER’s public sector framework

14 August 2017 Reading time: 3 mins

Water retailer Business Stream has successfully secured a place on a second English public sector water framework agreement, LASER. This follows its success in securing a place on the Crown Commercial Service framework earlier in the year.

The LASER framework, which supports the requirements of local authorities, NHS trusts, housing associations and other public-funded bodies in England, will give the Edinburgh-based retailer access to a market worth around £208 million.

LASER is a wholly-owned part of Kent County Council, under KCC’s Commercial Services umbrella. It was formed in 1989 and is now one of the largest energy and water public buying organisations (PBOs) in the UK. LASER’s frameworks are created to simplify procurement and save money for public bodies throughout the UK.

James Cardwell-Moore, Commercial Director, Business Stream, said: “We are delighted to have secured a place on the LASER framework and are looking forward to working with public sector organisations across the UK. Being awarded a place on the two key public sector water framework agreements is a real achievement and is testament to the vast amount of experience and expertise we have in working with the public sector and our unparalleled record of helping organisations to make savings and reduce their water usage.”

Business Stream, which is one of the largest suppliers in the Anglo-Scottish market, is one of only seven companies to be appointed to the framework.

Scotland’s non-domestic market, which covers all premises across private and public sector organisations, opened to competition in April 2008. Since then Business Stream customers have saved more than £160 million on their water bills and conserved 24 billion litres of water. Last year, the company acquired the non-household customer base of Southern Water, increasing its foothold in England.

LASER’s water framework contains multiple suppliers who were successful in meeting the requirements of a tender. Public sector customers may select a supplier from the framework through a mini tender process. In order to access the framework or find out more please contact LASER at or call 01622 23 6613.