Spotlight on: utility savings
Trusts could save millions on gas and electricity costs according to a recent review of utility supply contracts.
The review, which was carried out at the request of NHS LPP, examined agreements under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) energy framework to identify which were the most economical.
Analysis of Procurement in Partnership utility data dating back seven years revealed that if all NHS LPP trusts on the CCS framework had been using the best performing utility agreements - known as baskets on the framework – approximately £5m could have been saved over the last three years. While past performance is not always an indication of future performance, savings are still expected over the coming years, so trusts are advised to switch now to the highest performing baskets, which have been identified as basket V30 for electricity and basket V6 for gas.
Trusts interested in making the transfer will need to act quickly as the deadline to switch CCS baskets is Friday 25th September. To find out more about how to switch, or to understand what potential savings there might be for your trust, please contact the NHS LPP Estates, Facilities and Professional on LPPEFPS@lpp.nhs.uk to request a call back. Services team on LPPEFPS@lpp.nhs.uk to request a call back.