Review of Fleet and Transport Services Leicester

Review of Fleet and Transport Services Leicester

The council hereby invites tenders from suitably qualified consultants, with specialist knowledge of transport fleet operations, to implement a series of transformational measures to provide a new centralised fleet transport service.

REFERENCE TAN0190

Review of Fleet and Transport Services (TAN0190)
Awarding body Leicester City Council

EST. START DATE: 02/02/2015
EST. END DATE: 01/07/2016

Description

Requirement

As part of a wider Technical Services Review the Leicester City Council commissioned a “Review of Transport and Fleet Services” to ascertain whether the Council vehicle fleet is of the requisite size to support the services its directorates provide. The consultants were also asked to provide an assessment of whether it achieves value for money in the way it acquires vehicles, to indicate the areas (in the acquisition and use of fleet) where there is potential to make savings and to provide an indication of the level of savings the Council might expect if it were to enact the recommendations.
The subsequent report (in May 2014) recommended that we bring together all transport and travel activity into an Integrated Transport Unit (ITU), providing the Council with one strategic entity for central fleet control, better utilisation and greater flexibility to respond to change. It is anticipated that this, in turn, will deliver improved service levels to end users and drive better efficiencies and (ongoing) full year savings of at least £2.1 million.
The savings would be achieved through improved vehicle procurement, reduced fleet maintenance costs, fleet rationalisation programmes and introduction of driver management measures to improve fuel consumption, reduce insurance costs, accidental damage and tyre replacement etc.
The council hereby invites tenders from suitably qualified consultants, with specialist knowledge of transport fleet operations, to implement a series of transformational measures to provide a new centralised fleet transport service.
Additionally, it is envisaged that the development of further travel and transport services, as part of an ITU, will ensure that LCC ambitions regarding greener travel and reduced travel costs are also achieved. The travel solutions to be offered and advised on would include;
• Options for walking and cycling
• Use of in-house Fleet
• Use of Public Transport (Flexi-tickets / One-Card) solutions
• Pool cars
• Taxis
• Hire arrangements

A system of improved management controls established through the creation of a central service will ensure the cultural shift (regarding staff travel and transport) is achieved and maintained.

The scope of the programme requires the partner to develop and implement an 18 month fleet transformation programme which will deliver financial savings that equate to a 30% reduction in current service expenditure and the disposal of a minimum of 200 vehicles by the start of the 2016/17 financial year.

Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight, 11th December 2014. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.

To access the ITT documents please register on the Delta website at the following link:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/
C49ME67ETW

Documents will be made available from Friday 14th November 2014

 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Option to extend Upto a maximum of 6 months
Estimated ValueTEXT DESCRIPTION
Category Consultancy, Transportation Services,
CPV codes 73000000, 79000000,
Suitable for SME YES

DOCUMENT AVAILABLE UNTIL

31 December 2014

about 1 month

SUBMISSION RETURN BY

7 January 2015

about 1 month

EXTEND CONTRACT OPTIONS:

Upto a maximum of 6 months

CONTACT DETAILS

Leicester City Council
Claire Naik
01164544024

 

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