MULTI ACADEMY TRUSTS
Energy management services to academy trusts and other educational facilities
There is an ever-increasing imperative for schools and Academy Trusts to drive maximum value from every supply contract. Utility services expenditure is a perfect example and where there are great opportunities to not only save cost but also to improve service quality. Many academy trusts and schools believe that they have best value arrangements through framework agreements, but often they are far from good value.We have built strong relationships with the trusts we work alongside. First and foremost, we understand what is important to them beyond price, and then guide them through the complex marketplace, so they can make the best decisions to suit the requirements of their schools. Openness, building trust and integrity is at the heart of everything we do. Putting our client’s best interest is paramount – always.
Specialist Energy Procurement Service for Academies
We provide a beacon of clarity to navigate what can be a complex market place.
Price is of course always as major consideration but there are many more factors to consider depending on how each trust operates.
From the onset, we engage with our clients and encourage involvement from various stakeholders in the trust. Procurement, finance and business managers ideally should form a panel with Ginger acting as industry experts to guide them through best practice and work together to decide the specific requirements of the new contracts.
Once the key contract objectives have been identified a full FTS or partial tender will be initiated; once the results are in, a blind testing will be completed independently by two of our team, to identify the best fit on a score basis and the results will indicate which supplier is selected by the panel.
Once the successful suppliers have been appointed, that’s when the real work starts! Ginger Energy will provide ongoing support to ensure the contracts transfer and any objections are handled. Once the schools are on supply with their new contracts, Ginger provide ongoing support which will include invoice validation, dispute and complaint management and generally being the one stop support function for all matters relating to gas, electricity or water.
To further support our education clients, for the academic year 22/23 we have collaborated with Drax Group to give all our education sector clients (whether they’re with Drax or not), access to age appropriate curriculum-aligned educational resources, including tours of Drax Group Power Station. These free resources aim to help clients deliver their STEM objectives and come at a time when school budgets are under severe pressure due to the global energy crisis. To find out more, complete the contact form below.
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