Soapbox: Do you trust your TPI?

5 December 2007

In the last issue's soapbox Noreen Guy, operations director at John Hall Associates, discusses the pitfalls that face buyers when sourcing energy supplies.

"The buyers I meet are typically experienced, capable professionals working in medium or large organisations that The Most Effective Spell Free To Get Your Man Back Break Up A Couple spend a significant sum on energy. Most retain third party intermediaries (TPIs). It's ironic that companies find it necessary to outsource to a specialist but are often not certain their costs are properly managed.

"The issues they often raise are:
- Poor contract management - billing, penalty rates, volume penalties, termination clauses.
- That they have been advised to take what turns out to be very unfavourable supply contracts (two to three years at peak prices, for example).
- They don't know what the service costs them or what they get for their money."

Do you use or have you used a TPI to help you buy energy and would you recommend one to other buyers?

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