Procurement guide

Don’t get stuck with a mediocre contract.

We get it. Energy procurement isn’t the most exciting part of running a successful business. However, it’s essential for building and maintaining a less wasteful, energy-efficient workplace. We like to think that the Zoo makes this as hassle-free and – dare we say - as enjoyable as it possibly can be. Which reminds us, have you found out what energy animal your business is yet?

At the Zoo, energy procurement is our bread and butter. We can therefore take the time to concentrate on what your business wants and needs out of its energy contract, freeing up your valuable time and resources. We have a simple process for how we do what we do, and it works. You’d be crazy to flamingo anywhere else.


Step 1: Look over your utility invoices, data, and contract metering arrangements
Step 2: Take the time to understand what is important to you and why
Step 3: Request pricing from reputable suppliers on your behalf
Step 4: Present contract recommendations to you for approval
Step 5: Secure, set up and provide support for your supply agreement
Step 6: Regularly review your data and future invoices for contract compliance

To enable this to happen, we’d need you to sign a Letter of Acceptance, which is a document that allows us to act on your behalf to terminate your contract, access energy data, and set up a new contract. Speak to us if you’re interested in finding out more about our Letter of Acceptance.

There’s also more to the market than just the ‘big six’. Some of the smaller and newer energy suppliers often offer the most competitive rates. Some even offer green-energy-only tariffs, or supply build-your-own packages. There really is a plan for every business, however large; however small.

A handy thing to know when changing your contract is to expect a credit check. This isn’t anything to worry about - suppliers have to do this when pricing up an energy contract. Credit issues could pose a problem when looking to secure a new energy contract, but if this applies to your business, don’t panic. There’s usually a solution. It might mean that you have to make a down payment to a new energy supplier, but it’s unlikely to stop us from finding you a great contract.

Did you know that some industries and businesses are able to claim a VAT discount on energy? Such sectors include schools, charities, care homes and student accommodation.

Sound interesting? Hop on it and contact us or get a snappy quote today.