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Tradition Energy Awarded New U.S. Communities Contract

Stamford, Connecticut, August 7, 2018 — Tradition Energy, the nation’s largest and most experienced independent energy risk management and procurement advisor, today announced that it has been awarded a new contract to provide energy consulting and management services to the participants in the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. The City of Mesquite, Texas, served as the lead public agency and awarded Tradition Energy the contract after a competitive national solicitation.

Tradition Energy has served U.S. Communities members for the past five years, and this is Tradition’s second contract awarded through the U.S. Communities cooperative purchasing program. The contract is designed to help state and local public agencies, school districts and higher education institutions, and nonprofits maximize savings on energy expenditures while improving procurement efficiency.

Contract services include but are not limited to the procurement of electricity, natural gas, transportation fuels, renewable energy, procurement aggregation, energy data management, energy bill processing and payment, energy risk management, market research and intelligence reporting, energy bill auditing and tariff rate analysis, and efficiency services.

“Tradition has done an excellent job advising the City of Mesquite and helping us manage our energy expenditures over the past 10 years,” said Debbie Mol, Director of Finance, City of Mesquite. “We are excited that our current contract for Tradition’s services will be available to other governments across the country through the U.S. Communities contract.”

“The acceptance of this contract by U.S. Communities participating agencies members has been enormous,” said Alan Kurzer, CEO, Tradition Energy. “Over the past five years, we have seen government entities save thousands of dollars on their energy costs. We are excited to be awarded this new contract and to continue protecting agency’s budgets from energy price volatility.”


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About Tradition Energy
Tradition Energy is the nation’s largest and most experienced independent energy risk management and procurement advisor, serving more than 1,300 governmental and commercial and industrial clients ranging from local municipalities to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 global companies. Tradition Energy is part of the Tradition Group, a leading global institutional broker of financial and commodity products. Tradition employs over 2,300 people in 28 countries around the world and is publicly listed on the Swiss stock exchange (CFT).

About U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. U.S. Communities is the first cooperative purchasing program to earn the NIGP Accredited Cooperative (NAC) accreditation. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than $2.7 billion in products and services annually. For more information, visit