Switching Programme delivery partners

DCC conducted in-depth and thorough procurement processes to select and award contracts to our key delivery partners for the Switching Programme. Our delivery partners are fundamental to the success of the programme and we are delighted to be working with them.

DCC’s Switching Programme continues to progress with the appointment of Expleo as the Core Systems Assurance (CSA) provider. Their remit is to give Ofgem confidence in the delivery of the Core Systems services ensuring the Design, Build and Testing (DBT) phase of the Switching Programme is delivered to cost, time and quality. 

DCC is Ofgem’s key delivery partner for the UK’s faster and more reliable Switching Programme which will radically transform current switching arrangements and enable faster dual fuel switching for energy consumers. This entails the creation of a new Centralised Switching Service (CSS) that will replace existing gas and electricity switching arrangements currently in place with a single, consistent and cost-efficient system.

The CSA Provider will play a vital role in providing governance and independent assurance through the DBT and early life support phase of the Programme. Importantly it will provide an opinion to Ofgem which they will rely on to inform their decision on whether the Switching Arrangements should go live. DCC look forward to working with them in in this exciting phase of the programme. 

DCC is Ofgem’s key delivery partner for the UK’s faster and more reliable Switching Programme, which entails the creation of a Central Switching Service across gas and electricity supplies with a single, consistent and cost-efficient system. The goal is to achieve capability for next-working-day switching for gas and electricity by mid-2021.

The Switching Programme will unlock innovation, create more competitive pressure and improve service and cost outcomes for consumers.

DCC has now delivered three of the four major competitive procurement programmes for the Switching Programme.  All Incentivised Milestones have been fully met and DCC has delivered this phase of the Programme significantly under budget.

DCC looks forward to working with Landmark through the remainder of the Programme.  

The Switching Programme has taken a significant step forward this month in contracting NetCompany as the Systems Integrator (SI) services provider. The contract and their Parental Company Guarantee was signed by our Chief Finance Officer. Work on SI mobilisation is now underway and NetCompany are working towards a baseline plan. They have started to meet existing service providers who will collaborate in the development of the new switching framework.