TPPL – Covid-19 and framework activity

We wish to remind you TPPL are still fully operational to serve your needs should you require assistance, or have any concerns regarding past, present or future procurements via our Framework Agreements. Our main priority, like many others, is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees throughout these challenging times. We are pleased to confirm that we currently have a fully enabled workforce equipped and working remotely to support you should you need us to.

Much like businesses all across the UK, suppliers appointed to our frameworks have been affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and we are liaising regularly with them, where possible, to obtain updates on their current operational status. Generally, many car and van dealerships across the country have closed for sales of vehicles, resulting in many manufacturers furloughing a large number, if not all of their sales staff, with immediate effect. Having said this, we still have a number of dealerships and manufacturers who are able to bid on tender opportunities, should they go to market.

Frameworks which seem to be less affected by the close down of many suppliers are those who are serving front line services such as truck dealers, specialist vehicles, refuse vehicles, sweepers, and grounds maintenance/agricultural equipment. We are also being advised most leasing companies are operating on a “business as usual” basis.

A number of builders merchants appointed to our Building Materials DPS are operating on a strict no contact collection, or delivery only arrangement. Some merchants have put contingency resource services in place for members, such as 24 hour emergency sales order line being provided by Edmundson Electrical.  Others are offering our customers a next day delivery service and non- contact click and collect only – including Rexel.

The sooner procurements are issued, evaluated, awarded and ordered, the nearer the head of the queue your orders will be when we resume normal life and suppliers recommence manufacturing vehicles. Many suppliers will be reliant on a healthy order bank when their facilities re-open to ensure business continuity.

If you have any particular queries or concerns then please contact us at enquiries@tppl.co.uk where one of our team will be happy to help,