As a commercial gas broker Appletree Value provide a procurement service that is based on transparency and honesty to source the best value contract for our customers.
Whilst Gas is a simpler product to understand rather than electricity it still requires the time and effort to ensure the right deal is struck. It is important to ensure that transportation and metering costs are understood and the recent changes in non daily or daily measurement meters are reflected. The gas system, Nexus, has recently been updated to put these changes into effect and Appletree can bring you the peace of mind that we understand how it works and can select the right products accordingly for you. We will take the time at the beginning of a relationship to fully understand our customer’s gas requirements. We will then work with suppliers across the utility market to identify the product offerings most suited to their business ensuring the benefits and risks of the products being offered are understood. Our customers can then plan effectively for the entire contracting period knowing they have the correct mix of price and service.
Using AppletreeStep 1
Simply send us a signed letter of authority and copy bills for your business.
Going DirectStep 1
Collect all the information for your sites including MPRN (Gas), contract end dates, annual consumption and current supplier.
Using AppletreeStep 2
After a discussion with you we will commence the tender process, to meet your requirements, with all the relevant suppliers.
Going DirectStep 2
If you have a number of sites, separate them by gas meter type NDM (non daily meter) or DM (daily meter) as well as Gas.
Using AppletreeStep 3
After our analysis we will discuss and recommend the most suitable contracts for you.
Going DirectStep 3
If you have a DM site contact your supplier to get the annual consumption data by day.
Using AppletreeStep 4 (Final Step)
We will manage the contract process and maintain a excellent working relationship with you.
Going DirectStep 4
Check AMR contracts are up to date for NDM supplies to include in the tender.
That’s it. Finished. Finito. All set up.
Going DirectStep 5
Calculate the annual spend by site and as a whole using your current rates.
So what are you still clicking for?
Going DirectStep 6
Contact each supplier for e-mail addresses to submit your tenders. Some suppliers/departments may only contract or deal with one type of meter or fuel so you may have to contact them frequently to get a comprehensive response.
Hello? That’s it, done.
Going DirectStep 7
Ensure your credit status is acceptable to each supplier.
Ah right, the ‘direct’ method still going on?
Going DirectStep 8
Check regularly for supplier queries to ensure any process hurdles are removed.
Blimey, taking some time this is.
Going DirectStep 9
Analyse all the supplier responses and calculate a comparison by site on annual spend.
And you’ve not got anything better to be doing?
Going DirectStep 10
Consider alternative suppliers to the big 6. They are often competitive, provide good service levels and innovative products. Research these companies to help your decision.
Yeah, thought so. They nearly done?
Going DirectStep 11
Contact the chosen supplier(s) to place the contracts.
OK, finally. So, now you know how much time we could save during the real process, give us a call!
Going DirectStep 12 (Final Step)
Review the market on an ongoing basis as you progress through the contract to ensure you choose the right time to renew.
Suppliers We Work With
As industry specialists we can save you time, stress and consequently find the supplier that best suits your business requirements using our relationships across the market.