ALDRIDGE COMMUNITY ACADEMIES - TIMELINE SERVICE & PURCHASE+PLUS
Contract Start Date - 29/04/2015
Completion Date - Ongoing
Amount Saved - £37,400
BACA & PACA are academies in and around Brighton that are part of the the Aldridge Foundation. Although part of the same foundation, they are autonomous academies that share some central functions.
Axiom were appointed in April 2015 to provide a Timeline Audit to both academies - checking electricity, gas and water billing going back over 6 years. This yielded a small refund to one of the academies, but both audits uncovered areas that, once corrected yielded ongoing savings.
Axiom analysts also noticed that one of the supply contracts had finished, and the academy was being charged expensive "out-of-contract" rates. With BACA's permission, Axiom undertook a tender exercise - fully compliant with Public Sector Procurement directives, to source a new contract. This resulted in a significant saving to the Academy, and Axiom were asked to negotiate new supply contracts for both electricity and gas at each Academy - both academies are now co-terminus with regard to both power and gas, and have significantly reduced costs across the board.