Energy Edge manages the procurement process from start to finish for its clients. Creating the proper competitive environment and accurately comparing competing offers is critical to the energy procurement process. Energy Edge's relentless focus on the details of proposals, pricing structures, and contracts ensures that clients get the maximum value out of their procurement strategy and do not face the surprise of an unexpected cost after contract execution.

Supplier Qualification & Proposals

Energy Edge maintains relationships with over 20 leading suppliers of electricity & natural gas in North America.  Our insight into their operations allows Energy Edge to:

  • Provide clients with pre-qualification information on potential suppliers to narrow the field as appropriate
  • Develop a clear and detailed solicitation based on the energy strategy developed with the client
  • Work with suppliers in customizing their products to fit the specific needs of the energy strategy

Supplier Comparison & Analysis

Once Energy Edge has received initial proposals from suppliers, a thorough analysis of the proposals is conducted and a detailed comparison is prepared.  Key areas of evaluation include:

  • Initial pricing, and what cost components are included or passed through
  • The calculation methodology for pass through cost components and recommendations as to whether the methods are reasonable
  • The risk/reward balance of any pass through components (i.e. will taking a certain cost as pass through ultimately result in higher or lower overall costs)
  • Comparison of contract provisions
  • Overall supplier capabilities and financial strength

Contract Negotiations & Execution

A critical phase of the procurement process is negotiating contract terms with shortlisted suppliers.  As part of the contract negotiation process, Energy Edge will:

  • Provide a detailed review of each short listed supplier's contract
  • Provide redlines of each agreement with Energy Edge's suggested modifications to commercial terms
  • Coordinate with client’s in-house counsel
  • Lead contract negotiations with suppliers
  • Assign values to various contract provisions so final contract comparisons can be made