As a commercial water broker Appletree Value provide a procurement service that is based on transparency and honesty to source the best value contract for our customers.
We understand that the best price is not always the same as long-term value. We will take the time at the beginning of a relationship to fully understand our customer’s water requirements including drainage charges. We will then work with suppliers across the water market to identify the product offerings most suited to their business ensuring the benefits and risks of the products being offered are understood.
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 SPID Supply Point Identification Number, 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
Often bills do not contain the SPID so contact your supplier to obtain it!
Using AppletreeStep 3
After our analysis we will discuss and recommend the most suitable contracts for you.
Going DirectStep 3
Clarify with your supplier the wastewater charges as often these are not detailed on the bill.
Using AppletreeStep 4 (Final Step)
We will manage the contract process and maintain a excellent working relationship with you.
Going DirectStep 4
Calculate the annual spend by site and as a whole using your current rates.
That’s it. Finished. Finito. All set up.
Going DirectStep 5
Research the market to find the suppliers that offer a product in your geographic area and provide accurate bills and service.
So what are you still clicking for?
Going DirectStep 6
Contact each supplier for e-mail addresses to submit your tenders.
Hello? That’s it, done.
Going DirectStep 7
Ensure you 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 isn’t it.
Going DirectStep 9
Analyse all the supplier responses and calculate a comparison by site on annual spend.
Is there something more useful you could be doing for your business?
Going DirectStep 10
Consider alternative retail suppliers to the traditional wholesalers. They are often competitive, provide good service levels and have innovative products. Research these companies to help your decision.
OK, finally. So, now you know how much time we could save during the real process, give us a call!
Going DirectStep 11
Contact the chosen supplier to place the contracts.
More stuff to think about! Let Appletree review the ongoing market.
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/change.
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.