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FOI reference - FOI 2018-02-16(a)
Date - 16/02/2018

Request

  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:
    a) What is your current contract term – start date (DD/MM/YYYY) to end date (DD/MM/YYYY)?
    b) Do you have any options to extend? If so, what are they?
    c) What is your termination notice period?
    d) Who is your supplier?
    e) How many meters do you have?
    f) What is your annual spend?
    g) What is your consumption?
    h) Do you currently procure your energy through a framework / public buying organisation (PBO)? If so, which one?
    i) Do you use a consultancy to facilitate your energy procurement? If so, who?
    j) Are you happy with your supplier?
    k) Are you happy with your PBO?
    l) Are you happy with your consultancy?
    m) What do you think makes a good supplier?
    n) What do you think makes a good PBO?

Response

I can confirm that we hold information falling within scope of your request. However, we are unable to supply some of the information requested for the reasons set out below.

Information we are able to supply

Question 1 – All third party contracts are awarded following our usual procurement process. Please address any queries relating to this to aprocurement@tpr.gov.uk. Please also see below under the heading ‘Duty to provide advice and assistance’ for further information.

Question 2 – Please see the table below for answer to 2(a) to 2(i) of your request.

Gas Electricity Water
What is your current contract term - start date (DD/MM/YYYY) to end date (DD/MM/YYYY)? 01/04/16 – 31/03/19 01/04/16 – 31/03/19 08/09/17 – 07/09/20
Do you have any options to extend?  If so, what are they? None None 1 year
What is your termination notice period? 30 days upon failure 14 days under certain circumstances 30 days
Who is your supplier? Corona Energy EDF Scottish Water Business Stream
How many meters do you have? 1 1 1
What is your annual spend? £5,198.63 £137,651.89 14,705.61
What is your consumption? 145,362 kw 992,013 kw 3,100 m3
Do you currently procure your energy through a framework / PBO? If so, which one? CCS Framework for Natural Gas Supply (Non metered) CCS Framework for the supply of Electricity and Ancillary Services CCS  RM3790 Water, Wastewater and Ancillary Services
Do you use a consultancy to facilitate your energy procurement?  If so, who? No No No

Information we are not able to supply

In response to points 2(j) to 2(n) of your request, we feel that the questions were very subjective and open to different interpretations. If you would like to submit a further EIR with more specific questions, we would be happy to look at these for you.

Duty to provide advice and assistance

In relation to your first question you may find the following link of use to you as it provides information about doing business with us and in particular; how to contact us about existing contracts, find supplier opportunities and get other procurement information.

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