Purchase of Standard and Specialist Vehicles

Central government and wider public sector can buy standard, converted and specialist vehicles. Includes access to vehicles of all sizes, specifications and fuel types.

Updates

02/12/22: Only lots 1 to 5 are currently live and available to use. We expect lots 6 to 10 to be live from February 2023.

Description

Provides access to a full range of motor vehicles. This includes vehicles that are both currently available and those that will be developed and brought to market during the term of this agreement.

Vehicles available under this agreement includes:

  • all fuel types including electric, hybrid and hydrogen
  • complete range of vehicle sizes and types including cars, vans and 4x4s
  • light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles including refuse collection and waste management
  • minibuses, buses and coaches
  • mobile trailers and mobile units for health and other sectors
  • blue light emergency vehicles of all types (such as operational cars, police carrier units, dog vans, command and control units and lightweight fire fighting vehicles)

You can also access a wide range of specialist bespoke vehicles and conversion services including specification design, body build, testing and associated maintenance.

You will be able to buy bespoke vehicles from a vehicle manufacturer and/or a converter, who can make changes to standard vehicles, through direct award or further competition.

This agreement will run for 4 years.

Leasing vehicles

If you want to lease vehicles use our RM6096 vehicle lease agreement. Suppliers on this agreement will be able to source the vehicle using the vehicle purchase framework discount.

Benefits

  • access to an online vehicle quotation system (Fleet Portal) which provides technical and pricing information for cars and vans and a full breakdown of costs which will allow you to easily compare vehicles
  • using an average market rate comparator, CCS discounts are approximately 8.1% better than those achieved by the leasing market at the time of the Agreement going live
  • carbon reduction and social value:
    • access all fuel types including zero and low emissions vehicles
    • all suppliers are committed to signing up to the National Highways’ Driving for Better Business scheme
    • all suppliers are developing carbon reduction plans working towards net zero by 2050
  • direct award option: make use of the simple order form to simplify the procurement process 
  • separate lots for both standard and specialist vehicles
  • dedicated blue light lots: access specific goods and services needed by fleets within the emergency services sector
  • option to use a local dealership for delivery and after sales service which supports SMEs

Carbon Reduction Plans (Public Procurement Notice 06/21)

Some of the suppliers for this agreement have agreed to comply with the Procurement Policy Note 06/21: 'Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts'. If a supplier has published a carbon reduction plan, you can find it on their individual supplier details page.

Products and suppliers

There are 42 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: Purchase of Passenger Cars (including 4x4 variants)
Buy passenger cars including saloon, hatchback, estate, coupe, convertible, sports utility vehicles, 4x4s and multi purpose vehicles.

Expires:

27 suppliers

Lot 2: Purchase of Light and Medium Commercial Vehicles up to 7.5T
Buy light and medium commercial vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. Provides a range of commercial vehicle types including:
  • vans
  • chassis cab
  • combi
  • crew
  • panel
  • tippers
  • dropside
  • fridge vans
  • fridge box
  • platform cab
  • luton
  • car derived vans and pickups

Expires:

20 suppliers

Lot 3: Purchase of Medium to Heavy Commercial Vehicles including Chassis and Cabs
Buy medium and heavy commercial vehicles. Includes chassis and cabs, heavy goods vehicles and trucks.

Expires:

9 suppliers

Lot 4: Bluelight Cars and Motorcycles (Emergency Services)
Buy emergency vehicles for blue light services including passenger cars, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and quad bikes.

Expires:

21 suppliers

Lot 5: Bluelight Light and Medium Commercial Vehicles up to 7.5T (Emergency Services)
Buy light and medium emergency service vehicles. Includes emergency vehicles such as vans, car derived vans and pickups.

Expires:

13 suppliers

How to buy

You have the option to buy through direct award or undertake a further competition. For more information about completing the direct award and further competition process, read RM6244 Framework Schedule 7 (Call Off Award Procedure).

Direct award

You can find the contact details for all suppliers in the document section below.

Lots 1 and 2

Use our Fleet Portal to:

  • compare vehicle specifications and indicative pricing
  • select the vehicle which is most appropriate for your organisation

If this is your first time using the fleet portal, you will need to register for an account.

When you have selected a vehicle, contact your chosen supplier to confirm pricing, volume and the supplier’s ordering process. At this point you should let the supplier know if you have a preferred local dealership that you would like to use.

When you are ready to order you can place your direct award using the following order forms:

  • Framework schedule 6a (simple order form template)
  • Framework schedule 6 (order form template and call off schedules)

All standard Call-off schedules will apply to your purchase by default. If you want to make any changes, you will need to edit these up front and share them with the supplier for agreement.

Lots 3 to 10

To buy a vehicle through direct award from other lots you should:

  1. contact the relevant suppliers for pricing and technical information
  2. compare their responses
  3. select the vehicle which provides the best value for your organisation
  4. contact your chosen supplier to confirm pricing, volume and the supplier’s ordering process
  5. place your order using one of the following order forms:
    1. Framework schedule 6a (simple order form template) 
    2. Framework schedule 6 (order form template and call off schedules)

All standard Call-off schedules will apply to your purchase by default. If you want to make any changes, you will need to edit these up front and share them with the supplier for agreement.

Further competition

If you have significant volume or more complex needs, you may wish to run a further competition to decide which supplier can provide the best value for your organisation.

To run a further competition you will need to:

  1. complete your further competition documents including:
    1. your invitation to tender (ITT)
    2. a timetable for your competition
    3. your specification / statement of requirements
  2. the evaluation criteria you will use to evaluate bids
  3. invite all identified suppliers to submit a tender in writing (this could be by email or through your preferred e-Sourcing tool)
    1. to encourage maximum responses from suppliers, only ask for information that is relevant to your needs
  4. set a time limit for the submission of tenders, (take into account the time needed to create and submit tenders and the complexity of your needs)
  5. Evaluate supplier responses
    1. you must evaluate all suppliers equally and fairly and in the same way you outlined in your further competition documents
  6. place your order with the successful supplier using one of the following order forms:
    1. Framework schedule 6a (simple order form template)
    2. Framework schedule 6 (order form template and call off schedules)
  7. you must let all suppliers know the outcome of the competition

All standard Call-off schedules will apply to your purchase by default. If you want to make any changes, you will need to edit these up front and share them with the supplier for agreement.

Documents