Our client manages a small private college with an early learning centre and a primary school.
Their energy auditor introduced us to assist in getting better clarity over rates and contacts.
As with many organisations, procurement responsibility had passed hands over the years from various school principles to finance managers.
The energy contract, set up by a broker and signed for a 4-year term, was not fit for purpose due to:
- Solar was already installed on both schools but was not factored into the commercial contract.
- The broker set up commercial contracts for both schools.
- A commercial contract was not fit for the smaller school’s purpose as it was a small user and should have been on a small business plan only.
- The school would incur financial penalties if they tried to cancel this contract.