RM6060: Vehicle Purchase

Crown Commercial Service

Framework ID: RM6060

Start date: 02/12/2018  End date: 01/12/2022

Lots: 7   Suppliers: 48

The framework allows access to a full range of new motor vehicles including vehicles that are both currently available and those that will be developed and brought to market during the term of the framework. These include cars, light commercial vehicles, motorbikes, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), buses and coaches. Customers can also obtain bespoke conversions which manufacturers are able to provide as part of a turnkey solution.

Vehicle Purchase in numbers

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) provides fleet managers across the public sector access to a wide range of agreements that cover the whole vehicle life cycle. Vehicle Purchase is an integral part of the CCS fleet offering. The new Vehicle Purchase agreement builds on the existing agreement, by broadening the scope to promote innovative new vehicle solutions, whilst still offering great savings.

Vehicle Purchase brings together the collective purchasing power of public sector customers and their procurement expertise, which means CCS can help you get the best commercial fleet deals in the interests of your stakeholders as well as taxpayers.

To put this purchasing power in to context, there has been £1.8bn of spend through the framework in the last 4 years, which is split across Central Government organisations and the Wider Public Sector such as NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Not for Profits and Emergency Services.

This buying power has allowed us, on average, to achieve discounts that are 11.3% greater than those similar sized suppliers can achieve.

New Vehicle Purchase agreement is driving down costs

The new Vehicle Purchase agreement covers the scope of the current agreement but also adds to it, meaning a greater opportunity for you to make savings.

The strategy behind the new agreement was to make all vehicle brands on offer within the UK available for purchase.

The new agreement will allow suppliers to bring to market any new products or vehicles they develop during the course of the framework agreement, for example, if they introduce a new model to the UK market, that model can then be sold through the Vehicle Purchase agreement. This allows suppliers to offer the latest technology, as soon as it is available, such as electric and ultra low emission vehicles.

Alongside this suppliers have the ability to offer all of their standard productions vehicles and any options, along with any conversions or additional modifications they would like to provide.

The scope of the agreement has been widened to include a wider range of specialist vehicles, such as street cleaning and refuse collection vehicles. There are now more suppliers on Lots 2 and 3, which supports accessing these specialist vehicles and gives greater choice.

As per the current agreement, you will still be able to go on to lease vehicles, but enjoy the benefit of the Vehicle Purchase agreement discounts. I.e. our CCS leasing companies are able to source the vehicles on behalf of the customer at the discounted prices we’ve negotiated with the manufacturers, passing the full benefit through in best value leases.

 

Benefits for you:

  • More suppliers – 49 suppliers in the in the new agreement – eight more than previously
  • Blue light lots – Lots 6 and 7. Rationalised Lots from 3 to 2. Increased number of suppliers to support competition, range, availability and best value.
  • Savings – CCS approved savings under “market comparator”. I.e. when we compare our buying power with those of a similar scale (being the leasing companies), on average our discounts are 11.3% greater than those which similar sized suppliers can achieve.

 

Thinking about the future

Whilst developing the new Vehicle Purchase framework it was essential to consider the future landscape for vehicles. Given the tight governmental pressures on reducing emissions, banning combustion engined vehicles may be coming sooner than you think.

To ensure we are able to offer the best possible solutions, CCS Fleet are part of the working groups for both the:

  • Defra-led team who establish the Government Buying Standard for Transport (mandatory for CG, best practice for WPS). Includes environment but also other responsible procurement of vehicles, including safety.
  • OLEV-led (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) group for the Government Fleet Commitment, who announced at Autumn Budget November 2017 to “commit to electrify 25% of cars in central government department fleets by 2022”.

 

Electric and ultra low vehicles

During the development it was decided to deliberately not separate out the purchase of electric and ultra low into a distinct Lot.

This allows the natural development of suppliers, bringing to the market (and therefore the framework) any new, innovative and alternatively fuelled vehicles, when they can.

Access the new Fleet Portal

It is not long now, the new Fleet Portal will be live by January 2019.

Through the new portal you will have better access to online quotations with an enhanced search functionality, the ability to filter results based on any requirements and compare vehicles side by side.

As with the previous portal, you will still be able to access live quotes from all of the lease providers on Lot 1, ensuring competitive pricing and the ability to direct award; access a full breakdown of costs, so you can compare manufacturers; compare buy vs. lease prices and whole life costs for vehicles.

This will support decision making for both operational and salary sacrificed vehicles.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about any of the CCS fleet solutions and how they can support you please get in touch:

Call 0345 410 2222

Email info@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Visit www.crowncommercial.gov.uk

To register for access to the CCS Fleet portal visit https://fleetportal.crowncommercial.gov.uk/

https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/news/total-fleet-solutions

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