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TPPL to rebate members with £1,000.00 when buying NEW electric RCV’s

As part of the worldwide focus on carbon footprint reduction, TPPL are proud to support UK Local Authorities on their  journey to net carbon zero with our range of market leading innovative fleet procurement solutions. Electric vehicles often involve a large financial outlay which takes time to offset through fuel and emission output cost savings.

  • Brand New 26 tonne or above Electric powertrain RCV
  • £1,000.00 + VAT* rebate paid upon delivery of asset
  • Orders placed between 1st March – 31st August 2021

*Terms: Vehicle must be procured using the TPPL & NEPO HGV Framework Agreement (NEPO224). Payment of the rebate will be made following delivery of the vehicle and settlement of the framework fee to TPPL by the supplier. Invoices must be received from the buying customer within 30 calendar days of request from TPPL, or the offer may be rescinded.

TPPL and NEPO will support Local Authorities when procuring any brand new electric powertrain RCV via the TPPL & NEPO Heavy Goods Vehicle Framework Agreement, by providing much needed funds back to the authority upon completion of a transaction.

To take advantage of this offer or to find out more information, please email enquiries@tppl.co.uk and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council take delivery of 5 new Mercedes Refuse vehicles via our Framework

TPPL’s Framework has facilitated the procurement of five Mercedes Refuse vehicles which were delivered into Redcar & Cleveland borough Council this week.

It is great to be ending 2020 by seeing these Econic 2630L’s on the road; all equipped with Active Brake Assist 4, Sideguard Assist, Rear Guard Assist and FleetBoard as the authority put safety and driver fatigue at the top of their priorities when placing this order.

New Framework: HGV & Specialist Vehicles Acquisition

In partnership with NEPO, we are set to launch a new Framework Agreement that gives all UK public bodies a compliant route to market for the acquisition of heavy goods vehicles (HGV) and specialist vehicles. The new solution builds on the success on the previous iteration which was used by UK public sector bodies.

The NEPO224 HGV & Specialist Vehicles Acquisition is a multi-supplier framework agreement giving options for purchase or contract hire. The solution also offers public sector organisations the opportunity to convert existing petrol or diesel vehicles to electric or hydrogen drivetrain technology.

James Brennan, Managing Director at TPPL said:

“The TPPL and NEPO HGV & Specialist Vehicles framework is the latest in a series of market-leading procurement solutions delivered in partnership with NEPO. TPPL is on hand to assist public sector organisations with their fleet requirements, from pre-tender through to acquisition, providing an efficient and compliant route to market. The inclusion of a lot specifically scoped for electric and hydrogen fuel cell conversions provides the public sector with a unique solution geared towards helping local authorities meet their net zero carbon targets”

Keith Lamb, Fleet Category Specialist at NEPO added:

“We are delighted to continue to work with TPPL on the renewal and development of this very important framework agreement which has proven to be very popular. As part of the frameworks progression, NEPO supported the work TPPL had done through consultation with public sector colleagues and industry experts, to identify demand for the use of specialist convertor suppliers to retrofit electric and hydrogen fleet technology. In response, NEPO and TPPL have included a lot for electric or hydrogen drivetrain conversions, enabling public sector bodies to harness this technology across existing fleet stock.”

NEPO224 HGV & Specialist Vehicles Acquisition comprises five lots:
Lot 1: OEM chassis 12.5ft – 44t including spare parts and maintenance contracts
Lot 2: Vehicle conversions up to 44t including spare parts and maintenance contracts
Lot 3: Contract hire of heavy goods vehicles, 12.5t and above
Lot 4: Contract hire of buses, 5-75 seats
Lot 5: Electric or hydrogen drivetrain conversions for pre-existing and glider chassis
The solution offers public sector buyers the following benefits:
Choice and value for money offered by the 58 suppliers awarded to the Framework
Quick route to market
Supports the government’s Road to Zero strategy through the adoption of new engine conversion technologies
Advice and guidance provided by TPPL before and during the tender process
The framework can be accessed by way of direct award or mini competition based on requirements and preferences.

Commencing 4 January 2021, the new Framework is available to the wider public sector via TPPL and NEPO’s  free of charge membership schemes.

If you would like to receive further information around this framework, please email enquiries@tppl.co.uk.

Conwy County Borough Council takes delivery of electric sweeper via TPPL’s Framework

We are delighted to support Conwy County Borough Council’s objectives to become more energy efficient by facilitating their delivery of the first Boschung S2.0 electric 3.5t sweeper.

This machine was procured via TPPL’s HCC framework and will help to keep the streets of Wales clean without damaging the environment. It boasts a/c, heated air seat, 360 camera system and a 1.2t payload with over 11 hours work on one charge.

Please contact a member of the team via enquiries@tppl.co.uk should you wish to find out more about our Framework Agreements.

TPPL seasonal best wishes and upcoming highlights

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our seasonal best wishes and say thank you for your custom throughout such a challenging year. It has been fantastic working with you in 2020 and we look forward to continuing into 2021

As the festive season approaches, please be aware of the following:

Further Competition Awards

  • If you wish to make awards before Christmas, please notify a member of our team by no later than 12.00 midday on Wednesday 23rd December 2020. Notifications after this time will be processed from Monday 4th January 2021 onwards.

Opening Hours

  • Our team will be fully operating across normal business hours up to and including Wednesday 23rd December 2020. Please note we will be closed from Thursday 24th December 2020.
  • TPPL will re-open with normal operating hours from Monday 4th January 2021.

Emergency Contact details
Should you need to contact a member of our team during the Christmas period, please call
01954 250517 and someone will be able to assist you.

 

Electric Vehicle Framework Solutions

Our regional Business Development Managers and internal sales and tender support team are happy to advise members  on current developments with electric and alternative fuelled vehicles, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure when sourcing them through our range of PCR2015 compliant Framework Agreements. A number of Local Authorities throughout the UK have procured substantial charging infrastructure projects using the popular TPPL & Hertfordshire County Council Procurement Framework. We are happy to support members in this complex area to share experience and best practice used when working with members who have procured infrastructure via our Framework.

As a business our motto is to support our members to procure efficiently and compliantly whilst achieving maximum value for money when using the range of TPPL Procurement Frameworks and solutions. We currently provide over 80% of all UK Local Authorities with access to these contracts, whilst supporting them comprehensively throughout the procurement process, ensuring fit for purpose and value for money outcomes.

For more information, please contact member of the team via enquiries@tppl.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Solutions to electrify your fleet

Following the recent announcement from the UK government bringing forward the ban of sales for new petrol and diesel engine cars and vans to 2030, we would like to remind you that all TPPL Vehicle Framework Agreements are scoped to include Electric, LPG – Liquid Petroleum Gas, Hydrogen & all Bio Fuel mixtures, in addition to conventionally fuelled petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles.

We continue to develop our Framework Agreements to provide our members with innovative, future proofed solutions, suitable for the rapidly evolving fleet industry. To this end, we would like to share our latest exciting development with you, which is our new Heavy Goods and Specialist Vehicle Procurement Framework, tendered in partnership with the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO).

We have extended the scope following the extremely successful current TPPL and NEPO HGV Framework, to include an innovative new solution for members enabling them to have pre-existing vehicle chassis’ converted from conventionally fuelled to Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell drivetrains. The solution will be available to members from 04th January 2021, with a maximum of 10 suppliers appointed to the lot. We already have a number of members waiting to access the solution, which will provide them with a cost effective solution enabling them to meet carbon reduction targets.

Please contact a member of the team via enquiries@tppl.co.uk should you wish to be sent further information for this unique solution, when it becomes available.

London Borough of Havering takes delivery of Treka Mobility minibuses

This week sees the delivery of six new Treka Mobility vans converted minibuses to London Borough of Havering Council that were procured via our BNES Bus Purchase Framework.

The 5 tonne minibuses are built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platform and have the capacity to carry 18 passengers plus driver while utilising a modified cab passenger door for entry.

Following our successful partnership Treka Bus, these vehicles join an established fleet of minibuses operated by the authority across both adult social care and home-to-school transport operation.

Driving down costs and implementing operational efficiencies through a successful re-tendering strategy

Vivid Homes is one of the one of the largest providers of affordable homes and housing-related services in the south of England. Having expanded in 2016, they had a requirement to double their fleet size with a higher level of efficiency, whilst ensuring full compliance was met and maximising cost control.  They engaged TPPL to assess every aspect of their combined fleet and deliver a strategy to retender and meet their objectives.

TPPL’s Jim Brennan drove forward the fleet review process, providing his in-depth industry knowledge and fleet expertise, whilst ensuring that Vivid Homes remained in complete control throughout the process.

Essential components of the fleet review were the vehicle manufacturer, the fit-out and conversion supplier, telematics and the Leasing/Fleet management company.

Key aspects of the process supported by TPPL included:

  • Access to strong potential suppliers at discounted rates via TPPL’s frameworks
  • Implementation of selected suppliers and scoring systems
  • Organisation of pre-tender discussions
  • Associated technical documentation support
  • Formal meeting support to ensure expectations/requirements were interpreted correctly
  • Arrangement of suitable demonstrator vehicles.

As a result of TPPL’s support, Vivid Homes in conjunction with TPPL ran full mini competitions on all the separate elements of the process enabling Vivid Homes to drive down costs and improve operational efficiencies. These savings lead to Vivid Homes placing an order for 315 vans, with an additional 35 the following year and subsequently a further twenty to-date. Huge amounts of time were saved through the high level of efficiency delivered that would otherwise have resulted in wasted effort in the wrong directions. Furthermore, Vivid Homes were able to achieve their overall cost savings by retaining their current manufacturer with much better pricing. Simultaneously, they managed to introduce some additional features in the vehicles to help drivers and achieve better engagement.

During the ordering and delivery process Vivid experienced problems with one or two suppliers and TPPL stepped in to sort these out and ensure the process carried on to achieve Vivid’s objectives.

If you would like to find out more about TPPL’s framework procurement solutions, contact a member of our team via enquiries@tppl.co.uk and we will get back to you.  

Tender opportunity: NEPO224 Acquisition of Heavy Goods and Specialist Vehicles

NEPO, working with The Procurement Partnership Ltd (TPPL), has issued an invitation to tender for a new solution covering the supply, by purchase or contract hire, of the full range of heavy goods or specialist vehicles required by the UK public sector.

The 48-month framework agreement will cover five lots:

  1. OEM chassis 12.5t – 44t, including spare parts and maintenance contracts.
  2. Vehicle conversions up to 44t, including spare parts and maintenance contracts.
  3. Contract hire of heavy goods vehicles, 12.5t and above.
  4. Contract hire of buses, 5-75 seats.
  5. Electric or hydrogen drivetrain conversions.

Since 2017, NEPO and TPPL have worked in strategic partnership to provide the UK public sector with a compliant route for a wide range of fleet requirements.  The partnership combines the public sector insight of NEPO and its members, with the market expertise of TPPL.

The closing date for tenders is 9 October 2020 and it is anticipated that a maximum of 95 suppliers will be awarded to the framework agreement across the lots.

It is anticipated that the new solution will be in place by 4 January 2021 and will be available for use by public sector organisations across the UK.

Interested suppliers can find out more and express an interest on the NEPO Portal.

Find out more about our framework agreements here, or contact a member of our team via enquiries@tppl.co.uk and we will get back to you.