Our Client

Based in Caernarfon Gwynedd Council is the governing body for the principal area of Gwynedd in North Wales. The Llŷn Peninsula and most of Snowdonia National Park are in Gwynedd along with Bangor, it’s largest city.

As a local government area it is the second largest in Wales in terms of land
area (984 square miles) and also one of the most sparsely populated with a
growing population of 124,178.

Our Challenge

In March 2019, Gwynedd Council decided to examine their energy procurement options to help combat rising energy costs. This led to the council meeting with Beond at an event run independently by The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) then inviting them to present to the North Wales Energy Partnership (NWEP).

Beond offered an opportunity to target savings by using their bespoke reverse energy auction software. However, to challenge the traditional public sector buying group was a risk. Furthermore time was limited to switch to a new procurement provider.

The tender was also complex given the volume of meters involved and the volatility of the market.

Testimonial

“By adopting an independent approach to our gas procurement Gwynedd Council have created significant savings against the traditional bulk buying procurement methodology.

The use of proven technology and sound market intelligence clearly offers a competitive edge. The overall process also
offered more choice and more transparency and we are delighted with the results.”

Gwynedd Council have now published a DPS framework to allow other public sector bodies to take advantage of this process and technology.

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