me of the major issues in developing the structural framework for identifying and choosing the best-suited EMS consultant to achieve your firm's objectives.
As one would expect, there are many factors to consider when selecting an energy management and sustainability (EMS) consulting partner. A significant part of the decision-making process is dependent upon your organization's objectives as well as the scale of the project. Typically, organizations rely on generic (traditional or web portal-based) requests for proposals (RFPs) as a methodology for choosing a consultant. While the traditional procurement approach may be effective in generating price competition, unless structured with a great deal of care, you most likely will end up with the cheapest consultant as opposed to the best consultant.
Due to the disruptive and volatile nature of the energy markets, choosing the wrong energy consultant will result in significantly higher annual energy costs, outweighing any consulting fee savings achieved by the price competition generated from a generic RFP process.
In this whitepaper, we explore some of the major issues in developing the structural framework for identifying and choosing the best-suited EMS consultant to achieve your firm's objectives.