Pool Car Pilot Scheme
Wrexham County Borough Council is seeking to appoint an approved operator to implement a six month pilot car pool programme within a small team of the Council.
Wrexham County Borough Council is seeking to appoint an approved operator to implement a six month pilot car pool programme within a small team of the Council. The small team (requiring a maximum of 10 vehicles at any one time) will consist of Officers located with the Social Services Department of the Council, however, the exact detail and numbers of Officers involved will be determined following contract award and in conjunction with the successful bidder. Currently the proposed pilot area is incurring an approximate total of 8,400 business miles per month.
The pilot should ultimately inform the Council as to how it can best implement a comprehensive travel policy to significantly reduce its reliance on grey fleet vehicles, therein, achieve the following strategic objectives.
1.Reduce expenditure that is currently attributed to grey fleet mileage. The Council currently spends around £1.8m per annum in relation to total Council mileage reimbursement.
2.Minimise exposure to Duty of Care risks that exist with the current grey fleet arrangement.
3.Encourage Council staff to travel smarter and reduce business miles.
4.Reduce the Council’s carbon footprint through a reduction in road miles travelled and improved environmental performance of vehicles.
To confirm, tenderers should note that this pilot exercise is being implemented to help identify the benefits that such an approach may deliver and to inform a decision that will be taken on whether or not to roll out a Pool Car scheme on a larger scale across the Authority.
It should be noted that any such roll out will be subject to a separate tender exercise that will be carried out in full accordance with the Council’s Financial Regulations.
Classification of contract (CPV codes)
34100000 – Motor vehicles.
34110000 – Passenger cars.
50111100 – Vehicle-fleet management services.
Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents
SECTION IV: Administrative Information
In the first instance should you be interested in this contract opportunity you should contact Mr. Roger Barnett via the contact details contained within section 1 of this notice. Upon receipt of expression of interest full invitation to tender documentation will be issued.
Your written submission must be made by 12 noon on Friday 20th July 2012 addressed to:-
Head of Finance,
Wrexham County Borough Council,
Lambpit Street, Wrexham,
It should be clearly marked ‘Tender Documents for Pool Car Pilot Scheme, Private & Confidential.and must not bear any distinguishing mark or mark intended to indicate the identity of the sender. Tenders by fax or email will not be accepted