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

August 14, 2013

By Marc Shapiro

U.S. Communities, NLC's national purchasing cooperative for cities, announced last week that Tradition Energy has been awarded a three-year contract to provide energy consulting and management services through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency City of Mesquite, Texas.

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 will deliver services to help local and state governments, school districts, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations maximize savings on energy expenditures, provide better budget and cost control, and improve procurement efficiency.

Through the contract, Tradition Energy will provide a comprehensive suite of services, which include procurement for the following: 

  • Electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, and transportation fuels  
  • Procurement aggregation, energy efficiency and facility management
  • Demand response/curtailment, energy data management and reporting
  • Energy bill processing and payment
  • Energy risk management, market research, and intelligence reporting
  • Energy bill auditing and rate analysis

Various energy services are offered in each state depending on the legislative and regulatory requirements. To view services in your area, click here.

"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."

Find out more by registering for an upcoming webinar:

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT


Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

If you are unable to participate in one of the webinars, contact U.S. Communities for additional information.

U.S. Communities is the only government cooperative purchasing organization founded and sponsored by NLC and National Association of Counties (NACo), Association of School Business Officials, International (ASBO), National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM).

For more information about U.S. Communities and the numerous products and services offered to local governments, visit U.S. Communities or contact Marc Shapiro, Program Director, Strategic Partnerships at the National League of Cities.