Publicly owned buying organisation YPO is to launch a new specialist vehicle framework agreement for the procurement of public and emergency service sectors.
The framework, which begins this autumn, will add cars and light commercial vehicles to the existing specialist vehicles framework, and also aims to provide a new route to market for the emergency services.
Under the new framework, buyers will be able to procure vehicles for uses including refuse collection, mobile libraries, fire and rescue pumping appliances, aerial appliances and special appliances.
It will provide specific options for the emergency services, but can be accessed by all public sector bodies, including local authorities, the NHS, housing associations, education organisations and blue light services.
Ian Reed, category manager, fleet and highways at YPO, said the framework had been developed in response to market demand.
“At YPO we understand the pressures and regulative environment facing public sector buyers and fleet managers,” he said. “Our fleet team has over 45 years’ combined experience working across fleet management so we are well placed to provide support and advice.”
YPO is owned and governed by a consortium of county, metropolitan and borough councils in Yorkshire and north west England and its fleet team has been providing the public sector with agreements to procure and hire vehicles for 10 years.
It has an annual turnover in excess of £500 million, with a range including approximately 32,000 products and 100 service contracts.