Innovative collaboration drives forward new fleet solution

Peter Morris

Reallies, the procurement partnership between Efficiency North and Procure Plus, is collaborating with Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to provide a new comprehensive Fleet Management solution for social landlords across the UK.

CCS are the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK. As an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, they lead on developing and implementing the UK’s public sector procurement policy, finding commercial solutions for over £12 billion worth of spend each year. The fleet category team at CCS provide competitive standard discounts, direct order options, bulk buying solutions, local dealer supply and built-in social value and sustainability measures.

Tammy Carter, Senior Fleet Category Lead at CCS said: “We are committed to working with Reallies to ensure their customers achieve maximum value for their money. We do this by leveraging our commercial expertise and national buying power, combining their requirements with those of other public sector organisations and using standardised vehicle specifications. We can achieve savings on average of 11% on lease and 10% on purchase, above the average fleet discounts.”

On top of all the cost savings provided by CCS, Reallies will keep things simple by managing the entire purchasing process, from the initial enquiry through to development of the brief and its delivery. Reallies account management teams have specialist knowledge of the social housing sector and its fleet requirements, which in consultation with each customer, they will use to define the service and tailor social value outcomes.

Paul Tennant, Independent Chair for Reallies, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with CCS to broaden our fleet offer and provide this excellent value service, giving social landlords who manage vehicles for materials delivery, environmental services and everything in-between, more ways to save money and time, without compromising on quality or choice.”

The fleet solutions available cover the purchase and lease of a wide range of standard build vehicles, from commercial vehicles (light commercial, heavy goods such as refuse collection and mini buses) to cars. All vehicles available in the UK market, current and future, are accessible via the CCS agreement.

 

The Reallies fleet solution includes:

•       Vehicle lease and fleet management

•       Vehicle purchase

•       Vehicle conversion

•       Vehicle telematics

•       Vehicle hire

•       Supply and fit of tyres

•       Fuel cards and associated services

•       A regular e-Auction programme, for increased aggregation.