Educating Hertfordshire in the practice of energy procurement

A school in Hertfordshire is the latest public sector organisation to sign up to our Choice Energy Framework (CEF) and enjoy the multitude of benefits that this brings.

The school in question had been managing their own energy procurement after gaining academy trust status. But without the necessary in-house industry expertise, they decided too much time and money was being wasted on this crucial aspect of operations when a better deal could be found elsewhere.

Looking at the options available, they opted to access the best energy solutions via the Choice Energy Framework.

Power of six

With six different and properly vetted business energy suppliers encompassed by the framework, the school will enjoy the most favourable energy contract terms and conditions and tariff competitiveness on the market, in addition to other services such as invoice validation.

As the Choice Energy Framework is compliant with the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), signed-up organisations will be freed from time-consuming form filling and save as much as £20,000 on admin fees.

Years of experience in public sector energy procurement has enabled Energy Management’s business energy consultants to understand what clients want, explains the company’s senior energy consultant, Malcolm Barrington.

Choice and competition

He said: “Energy Management has been working closely with many schools, colleges, universities and councils to procure and manage their energy. We have seen how central purchasing centres procure a framework with just one energy supplier. How can this be a competitive way to buy energy?

“Energy Management’s “Choice Energy Framework” was new to the marketplace last year and really does provide choice and competition.

“Our CEF framework has been procured through OJEU and provides framework participants with a panel of up to six suppliers to tender supplies via mini-competition.

“We are excited to be able to provide a different type of energy framework that gives control, choice and competitive pricing back to public sector bodies across the UK.”

For more information on the Choice Energy Framework, contact Malcolm Barrington on 01225 867722 or email

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