Contigo implements cloud-hosted ETRM solution for Crown Commercial Service

Contigo Software Limited has implemented its cloud-hosted enTrader® ETRM solution for Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2019/20, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth more than £1bn – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Contigo’s Software-as-a Service (SaaS) ETRM system for CCS will be used by its Energy team. The team procures electricity and gas for more than 1,200 customers across the public sector, with a total spend of more than £1.5billion per annum.

Contigo’s enTrader® won the contract following an open competition for a cloud-based energy trading system. Systems were assessed against a number of functional and quality criteria whilst ensuring value for money. The platform was implemented into production on time and on budget. The coming months will see Contigo enhance its SaaS system for CCS with the addition of new modules.

Kashif Afsar, Head of Trading at Crown Commercial Service, comments: “We are delighted to announce Contigo as the selected supplier for our energy trading system. There was a lot of interest in this competition, and Contigo’s bid scored highest against the criteria used. CCS has moved to the SaaS solution on schedule and this has allowed internal legacy servers to be decommissioned.”

Simon Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer at Contigo Software Limited, adds: “We are very pleased that our SaaS platform is serving the requirements of the team at CCS.

“Ever since the contract was awarded in May, we have worked closely with CCS to ensure that the business can operate its energy trading in the smartest and simplest way, and through the training and support provided by Contigo, we can ensure that the system will continue to meet their long-term needs.

“Like CCS, many businesses are choosing the cloud-hosted option of our enTrader® ETRM solution. Our SaaS offering means we host and manage the service for clients, automatically applying updates to the software, so that users are able to stay up-to-date with industry changes, security updates and performance requirements, and can achieve greater agility and future-proofing.

“We look forward to working with CCS to enhance and support the solution throughout our multi-year contract.”

To discover more about Crown Commercial Service, please visit www.crowncommercial.gov.uk