The DetailsClient: Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Solutions: Energy Procurement Date: May 2016 Team: Effective Utilities
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions to the construction and development of the built environment. Saint-Gobain Building Distribution is the leading distributor of building materials, ceramic tiles and heating and plumbing solutions.
The client wanted Flexible Gas Cash Out tender and full cost analysis on a two year contract. Effective Utilities was tasked with sourcing a reliable energy supplier that could meet stringent billing and admin requirements, and manage a 660 site fluid portfolio.
Saint-Gobain wanted to take out a 2 year gas supply contract, Effective Utilities tendered out to the market to help secure the client a saving. A 2 year arrangement was set up to enable Effective Utilities to help manage the full site portfolio alongside Saint-Gobain. We will also be working with Ian, Procurement Director – Facilities and Services at Saint-Gobain Building Distribution on varying energy management projects to help reduce future gas consumption and costs.
The project went extremely well with a number of energy suppliers providing competitive flexible product offers. DONG was selected as the preferred supplier generating an initial £127,782 saving on their current contract.
At Effective Utilities our work is not complete once a contract has been signed, we work with our clients to further reduce consumption and yearly spend even further. We will therefore liaise and support Saint-Gobain by providing industry information and changes, as well as any market analysis in order to aid further reductions over the contract period.