Our expertise in regulated industries is unsurpassed and we are proud to say that we particularly excel working with clients within the procurement utilities sector. We are trusted by some of the biggest service providers within the UK to support them to realise significant cost savings, drive improvements and support their ESG agendas through procurement. Having continuously worked with clients in this sector since 2014, we have secured client savings in excess of £350million.

We’re knowledgeable of, and work confidently within, industry frameworks and regulations, providing the very best procurement consultancy tailored to the sector and driven by defined client outcomes. We’re also strategic partners with Constellia supporting the implementation and successful delivery of Constellia’s established Neutral Vendor MSP solution for professional services into the Utility sector. This offers our utility clients a rapid route to market whilst also ensuring value for money and compliance with UCR2016. Our utility clients are empowered to unlock greater value and deliver more savings at a faster rate.

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Why we excel within the Utilities sector

We’re vastly experienced in the utility sector. Not only do our Directors have significant experience working within this sector, but our Senior Managing Consultants do too.

Barkers are Constellia’s approved supplier for the Utilities sector thanks to our innovative approach and unrivalled experience within the industry.

We leave a legacy. Our senior consultants ensure that procurement teams are empowered to continue to deliver significant savings, which make a difference to the organisation and to the customers which they serve.

We keep abreast of the latest developments across the utility sector, so our consultancy advice is always up to date and relevant.

Case Studies

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Rapid Procurement through Barkers Partnership with Constellia

Constellia and Barkers

Barkers and Constellia have entered into a strategic partnership to support the implementation and successful delivery of Constellia’s established Neutral Vendor MPS solution for professional services into the Utility sector.

The partnership enables utility companies to rapidly procure professional services whilst fully complying with UCR2016. The framework facilitates organisations to direct award contracts and undertake mini competitions at speed, significantly improving procurement timescales and extending procurement capability. Barkers’ unique capability within the procurement utilities sector means more companies can benefit from their strategic insight and experience in delivering complex strategic procurements.


“I have worked with Barkers in the past and so was aware of both their strong procurement knowledge and commercial excellence as well as their relevant market sector knowledge.

Once the team were briefed on the outcomes we required and the timeframe to deliver, we worked together on the feasibility of our plan to build something achievable. This allowed us to manage internal expectations and build trust in the plan.

With any procurement project there are changes and unforeseen challenges that can impact timelines and this project was no exception. Barkers supported us through the changes, challenged them where appropriate, and amended the work where changes were necessary. Barkers always put the project and the outcomes first showing a high degree of integrity.

The outcome Barkers delivered was timely, robust and showed a clear benefit, I would not hesitate in using Barkers again.”

David Anderson, Head of Commercial, Ovo Energy

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