Commissioning and Procuring Sustainably

We understand that organisations are under pressure to redesign services to increase efficiency and reduce cost.

Only by challenging traditional approaches to service design can the greatest efficiencies be secured. Often, a focus on the lowest price can lead buyers to neglect the whole life cost of the product or service.

We have undertaken innovative thinking in this area and have experience of:

  • Utilising different financial mechanisms to minimise the cost of providing the service;
  • Identifying scope to lease products instead of buying them. This can offer savings, which may make a transition to a more efficient, lower-cost technology, more affordable – as we’re seeing in the fast-developing LED lighting sector;
  • Finding ways to reuse products. This can have local economic and social benefits, and re-manufactured or refurbished goods can often be obtained without detriment to quality or service life. Such products are generally 20% to 50% cheaper than the equivalent new item;
  • Advising on how to produce specifications that favour more durable and repairable products, which are likely to have lower whole-life costs due to greater reliability and better residual value.

To find out how we can help you understand the best way to meet your practical needs and your green ambitions, contact one of the consultants below.