Following the completion of a rigorous tender process, Fraikin has retained its supplier to the public sector status. This follows the commencement of a new three-year framework agreement with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).
Under Lot 2 of Framework Agreement RM3710 Fraikin is able to provide for the lease of commercial vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above including vans, trucks, buses, coaches, trailers and specialist municipal vehicles. Under Lot 3 of the same agreement, Fraikin is also able to provide fleet management services – including the management, sourcing and supply of passenger cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes.
Colin Melvin, Sales Director at Fraikin, says: “We are extremely proud to have retained our preferred supplier status under the new CCS framework agreement. Fraikin has a proven track record for helping public sector organisations manage their fleets more efficiently, ensuring compliance and saving the taxpayer money. This renewal will allow us to expand our portfolio of government and public sector contracts.”
The CCS was formed in January 2014 following the merger of the Government Procurement Service (GPS) and the procurement management teams at individual government departments. The CCS brings together policy, advice and direct buying to increase savings for customers in both central government and the wider public sector – and ensures greater value from every commercial relationship – while improving the quality of service delivery for common goods and services across the government.
Fraikin’s core values, which are based on cost management, compliance and reducing environmental impact, fit hand in glove with CCS’s goals which are to improve the quality of commercial and procurement activities across the public sector and to deliver value for the nation through outstanding commercial capability and quality customer service. The CCS is also committed to its support of the Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles Directive 2009-33-EC.
“Fraikin has a long-established reputation for delivering tailored contract hire, fleet management and rental solutions for the private and public sector alike. The award of the CCS agreement highlights our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible service for our clients across all sectors,” concludes Melvin.
The CCS framework agreement is available to more than 1,400 organisations across central government and the wider public sector.
Notes to editor:
Fraikin Ltd is part of the Fraikin Group , the largest commercial vehicle fleet services company in Europe, providing expert fleet management, contract hire and rental solutions to both the private and public sector. The Fraikin Group, established in France in 1944 by Gérard Fraikin, has operations in 16 countries, with more than 2,800 employees, 7,000 clients, 180 branches and a fleet of 60,000 vehicles. Its operations span Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and the UK. Since 2007 Fraikin has been owned by CVC Capital Partners , one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms.
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