Dynamic purchases: Global Dragon gets Catalan universities to save 10% on their natural gas bill


Dynamic purchases: Global Dragon gets Catalan universities to save 10% on their natural gas bill

• The operation, carried out by Global Dragon Solutions, has become the most important State-level in the field of energy dynamic purchases on the education sector.

•Our profesional auctions platform , which has developed an unique software, has been selected by the Consortium of University services of Catalonia (CSUC) by its technological strength and transparency in the electronic tendering process.


Global Dragon Solutions has made the Consortium of University services of Catalonia (CSUC) saves 10% on their natural gas bill. The operation involves a reduction in absolute terms of € 423,000 for 2017

The CSUC brings together 23 institutions, including universities and research centers that make up the buying group GAS CSUC-2017 which have 354 supply points with an annual consumption of 144,668 MWh, divided into high and low pressure. Operations of this purchasing group are considered the most important at the state level in the field of dynamic energy purchases in the education sector.

The savings have been made possible through advisory services and management in the process of joint purchase of Global Dragon Solutions, which has contributed its experience in dynamic purchases and selection of suppliers through electronic tendering. In addition, Global Dragon has provided more flexibility for the joint purchase offer in order to adapt it to market opportunities .

Own Software and technological strength 

The professional auctions platform created by Global Dragon Solutions is unique in the market as it has developed its own software that allows not to rely on other companies. The Director of Operations Global Dragon, Nohemi AIROS, explains that “the strength of our platform is what has made the CSUC choose us for the joint purchase“. In addition to the technological strength, it is the only company that provides traceability certificate data, “which makes ours a very transparent and competitive tool.”

Another added value of our platform is that it is the only private purchases wholly created with catalan capital. Mrs.Airós comments that “electronic tenders offered by Global Dragon Solutions allow more transparent selection of suppliers, ensuring competition among different offers and the transparency of the process.” In this way, participants can attend a tender with defined rules. Global Dragon is the only platform of the Spanish State conducting electronic tendering by selecting the bids according the preset parameters by the client.

In coordination with the customer, Global Dragon Solutions develops a specification for setting the quality of supply. After establishing a document with the rules of the dynamic purchase, it’s sent to participants. The auctions usually last 15 minutes and can be extended in strips additional 5 minutes if improvements occur during the last 5. The tender operations can extend reach between 15 minutes and two hours depending on competition and prices. 


Multiproduct platform

Global Dragon Solutions is an on-line promotion and management auction platform. Specialized in joint purchases of electricity and natural gas, it is directed to all types of business and institutional sectors and with any type of service or products (inputs) regardless of the type of provider. Global Dragon Solutions has also made joint purchases of olive oil and sunflower for the supermarket group Euromadi or electricity for the Hotel Technological Institute of Spain (ITH), among others.

Dynamic purchases are made through the platform Dragon Market Place, a  strong multiplatform tool for promotion and auction management. The tool works on all operating systems and computers, allows configuration of several variables in the comparison and offers multiassistance in auction processes. 

Collaborative purchase

The joint purchase of natural gas is a collaborative work of CSUC, which has relied on the advice of energy experts of the company BioQuat.

The institutions of the purchasing group:

  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat de Lleida
  • Universitat de Girona
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Parc Científic i Tecnològic de Girona
  • Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona
  • Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica
  • Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida
  • Fundació Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Institut de Ciències Fotòniques
  • Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries
  • Col·legis Majors Sant Ramon Penyafort-Montserrat-Llull
  • Col·legi Major Sant Jordi
  • Parc Científic de Barcelona
  • Vila Universitària UAB Campus
  • Institut Químic de Sarrià-URL
  • Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya


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