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FOI / 372O / 2018 - Energy supply contracts

Initial Request:

Please can I request some information regarding your energy supply contracts under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please would you provide me with the following information:

1. Who, in your organisation, is responsible for deciding how your energy is bought? Please provide the full name, title, email address and telephone number.

2. For each of these commodities ? electricity, gas and water ? please can you answer the following questions:

What is your current contract term ? start date (DD/MM/YYYY) to end date (DD/MM/YYYY)?

Do you have any options to extend? If so, what are they?

What is your termination notice period?

Who is your supplier?

How many meters do you have?

What is your annual spend?

What is your consumption?

Do you currently procure your energy through a framework/PBO (Public Buying Organisation)? If so, which one?

Do you use a consultancy to facilitate your energy procurement? If so, who?

Are you happy with your supplier?

Are you happy with your PBO?

Are you happy with your consultancy?

What do you think makes a good Supplier?

What do you think makes a good PBO?

Final response:

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response to your request below.

Who, in your organisation, is responsible for deciding how your energy is bought?

Please provide the full name, title, email address and telephone number.

Responsible person ? Head of Property Services ? 01376576000

For each of these commodities ? electricity, gas and water ? please can you answer the following questions:

1. What is your current contract term ? start date (DD/MM/YYYY) to end date (DD/MM/YYYY)? 01/1/15 to 30/09/18 (no contract for water)

2. Do you have any options to extend? If so, what are they? No

3. What is your termination notice period? 1 Month

4. Who is your supplier? SSE and Smartest Energy (3MPANS)

5. How many meters do you have? 59 MPANs, 54 MPRNs, 57 SPIDS

6. What is your annual spend? £297k ? Electricity, £260k ? gas, £33k water

7. What is your consumption? Electricity - 3,240,680kWh, gas - 6,093053 kWh, water ? 20,439m3

8. Do you currently procure your energy through a framework/PBO (Public Buying Organisation)? If so, which one? No

9. Do you use a consultancy to facilitate your energy procurement? If so, who? Yes Laser

10. Are you happy with your supplier? Yes

11. Are you happy with your PBO? N/A

12. Are you happy with your consultancy? Yes

13. What do you think makes a good Supplier? Excellent customer service

14. What do you think makes a good PBO? Excellent customer service