Tradition Energy Awarded U.S. Communities Contract for Energy Consulting and Management Services

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Governments Will Maximize Savings on Energy Expenditures While Improving Procurement Efficiency

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As an evaluation team member, I believe our panel has identified the best vendor to help reduce energy related expenditures, said Rich Butler, First Deputy Procurement Officer for the City of Chicago.

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Tradition Energy announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract to provide energy consulting and management services to the participants in the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. The City of Mesquite, Texas, served as the lead public agency and awarded Tradition Energy the contract, which started on August 1, after carefully evaluating proposals from several other national energy consultants.

This is the first time the U.S. Communities cooperative purchasing program has provided access to a competitively solicited contract for energy consulting and management services. The contract is designed to help state and local public agencies, school districts and higher education institutions, and nonprofits maximize savings on energy expenditures while improving procurement efficiency.

Through the contract, Tradition Energy will provide a comprehensive suite of services to public agencies, including but not limited to the procurement of electricity, natural gas, renewable energy and transportation fuels, procurement aggregation, demand response services, energy data management and reporting, energy bill processing and payment, energy risk management, market research and intelligence reporting and energy bill auditing and tariff rate analysis.

“As an evaluation team member, I believe our panel has identified the best vendor to help reduce energy related expenditures," said Rich Butler, First Deputy Procurement Officer for the City of Chicago. “As a tax paying citizen, I was happy to see, first hand, the strong negotiating tactics that will result in the reduction of energy costs and saving government dollars for governmental agencies who subscribe to U.S. Communities.”

“With this new contract, more than 90,000 state, local government, K-12, higher education, special districts and eligible non-profit agencies within the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance will be offered comprehensive advice in managing their energy expenditures and the most competitive pricing available in the public sector,” said Alan Kurzer, CEO, Tradition Energy. “We look forward to continuing our work with government and nonprofit organizations and to further that effort through U.S. Communities and its participating agencies.”

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About Tradition Energy
Tradition Energy (http://www.TraditionEnergy.com) is one of the world’s largest energy management and procurement advisors to commercial, industrial and governmental organizations with over 300 energy specialists in 13 offices covering both the wholesale and retail energy markets since 1986. Tradition Energy is part of the Tradition Group, a leading global institutional broker of financial and commodity products. Tradition employs over 2,400 people in 28 countries around the world and is publicly listed on the Swiss stock exchange (CFT). http://www.Tradition.com

About U.S. Communities
U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is a government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides world class procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits. Our participants have access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with best in class national suppliers. http://www.uscommunities.org

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Scott Merrell, Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, 713-609-9922, Scott(dot)Merrell(at)TraditionEnergy(dot)com

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