One of the UK’s leading providers of operated sweepers and self-drive road sweepers, and refuse collection vehicles is celebrating framework success after being announced as a preferred supplier in a new national municipal vehicle hire framework agreement.
Go Plant has been named as one of nine specialist road sweepers vehicle providers by Capita Asset Services in the organisation’s latest framework, led by Bath and North East Somerset Council, which is available to those in the not-for-profit sector such as local authorities, police authorities, fire authorities, NHS trusts, leisure trusts, registered charities, schools, colleges, and universities.
Set up to provide a high degree of flexibility, the framework offers public sector organisations easy access to recognised providers and significantly reduces vehicle procurement timescales.
“We’re delighted to be appointed as part of Capita Asset Services’ new comprehensive framework agreement,” said Go Plant’s Managing Director, Paul Langham. “In fact, the business has been appointed by more than 16 UK-wide frameworks, which speaks real volumes, and we work hard to ensure we fully understand and support the ever-changing needs of the market.”
Rob Kerridge, Associate Director of Treasury Solutions at Capita Asset Services, explained: “The framework not only speeds up municipal vehicle procurement for public sector bodies, but saves time and man hours within the organisation, and with facility managers in the public sector increasingly faced with the challenging task of saving money wherever possible, they must identify a company to work with that offers services at a competitive price. The best cost, however, doesn’t necessarily provide the best end result so it’s crucial to choose a recognised company and one which are members of professional bodies, associations, or frameworks.”
Capita Asset Services provides financial advisory services to a wide range of public sector and corporate clients, mainly in the UK. As part of the new framework, the independent adviser works alongside public sector clients to determine their exact vehicle needs and specifications before running mini competitions. It then collects and evaluates the bids received, and highlights recommendations to the client.
“At Go Plant, we’re privileged to work with a number of both large and small public sector organisations, where we assist them in drawing up specifications of work to meet their commercial, environmental, and individual company aspirations,” added Paul. “We place a special emphasis on ‘working in partnership’ and our continued growth in the public sector has allowed us to lead the way and gain considerable knowledge into what customers want and expect.”