Tired of burning cash to keep warm?

With winter well and truly here, there’s no better time to reduce your energy spend with CCS.

 

Utility billing can be a confusing business. Your standard bill includes charges that have nothing to do with your energy supplier – taxes, network costs, operating costs – and with so many constituent elements, it’s difficult to know if your bill is accurate.  

That’s why we offer the CCS Spend Analysis & Recovery Services Framework Agreement (RM3820). Our suppliers can offer a comprehensive review of all of your utilities invoices for the past 6 years. 

During the review, they will check all elements of your utility bills to ensure every component part is correct. Where an overspend has occurred the supplier will highlight this to you and with your authorisation will contact the supplier – incumbent or previous – to reclaim this money for you. 

This service is provided on a no-win, no-fee basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs to pay until you see the reclaimed funds in your account. 

All the work is undertaken by the supplier and with the option of direct award available, this really is a risk-free, resource-light service that will reconcile your account and reclaim any overspend. 

Common FAQs:

Will this damage my relationship with my supplier? 

No. Suppliers recognise that mistakes happen outside of their control and are happy to reconcile spending on customer accounts. SARS suppliers regularly work with public sector vendors and have their own relationships with suppliers. They are not in the business of assigning blame and act professionally to ensure that relationships remain positive all round. 

Will I be charged if the SARS supplier doesn’t find anything? 

No. 

I have a bill validation service already. Why do I need this? 

Our suppliers are able to reconstruct pass through charges for individual meters to ensure that the calculated charges relating to distribution, generation and taxation are correct. A bill validation service does not do this.

Is this easy to put in place?

Yes. With direct award available to one of our three suppliers on Lot 3 you could be up and running in no time.

 

For more information and to see examples of what other organisations have achieved, please get in touch with me via email: sam.hunt@crowncommercial.gov.uk or visit our SARS webpage