The Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA) provide support and accommodation across England for over 6,000 young and vulnerable service users annually. In September 2017, SAHA merged with Chapter 1 Charity Ltd allowing the two organisations to combine their strengths and support more individuals in local communities.
Their energy estate comprises of over 200 commercial meters supplying circa £350,000 of gas and electricity to student accommodation, homeless services and residential homes.
In May 2016 SAHA decided to look outside their long-standing energy broker relationship for more
value in terms of bureau service delivery and procurement savings.
In March 2017 Beond began the mobilisation of the Chapter 1 portfolio to find the majority of their gas and electricity meters to be tied into long term contracts on extremely uncompetitive rates.
Having run a successful competitive procurement exercise for SAHA our main challenge was to mirror this success for the Chapter 1 portfolio whilst avoiding any early termination penalties imposed by the incumbent energy supplier.
This required a data cleansing exercise followed by the careful management of a number of change of tenancies and eventual transfer to the winning supplier.
Savings achieved from Chapter 1 mobilisation under the SAHA group contract:
The settlement of 24 month fixed gas and power contracts over the complete portfolio equates to £95,517 savings annually (current vs. previous costs).
Other benefits realised:
“Having worked with Beond for 18 months now, we are very happy with their support and assistance in obtaining value for money when procuring our energy contracts.
The level of savings recently made by Beond has gone a long way in ensuring that our residents enjoy lower energy bills via their service charges, which is one of our aims in helping to reduce fuel poverty.”
Dean Sitton, Capital Projects Manager
For further information about any of our services please call Beond on 0208 899 7385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org