The single-supplier framework enables local authorities within the two counties to order vehicles and other products exclusively from Dennis Eagle and Terberg Matec UK, without having to go through the mini-competition process each time new trucks are required. This makes it significantly more efficient for all parties.
Lincolnshire County Council, the framework operator, originally set up the contract for local authorities with responsibilities for waste collection within the county. But it proved so successful that councils from Yorkshire joined it too.
In the last four-year period, 160 vehicles were bought through the framework by 11 different councils in the area.
Dan Charlesworth, Commercial and Procurement Manager for Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This is the third time Dennis Eagle has been successful with this tender, giving local councils across Lincolnshire and beyond the continued flexibility they need to procure waste collection vehicles.
“During the time we’ve worked together, we’ve built strong relationships and that is key to making this framework a success.”
Nina Camm, Waste and Street Scene Manager for North Kesteven District Council, said: “Councils are in a state of flux whilst we await the detail from the Environment Act and yet are having to make important decisions on fleet procurement. It is hoped that the newly procured Lincolnshire vehicle framework will provide flexibility for our fleet purchases and build on the already strong, partnership working.”
Dennis Eagle’s Regional Sales Manager Matt Horwell added: “The operators here are very happy with the Dennis Eagle RCVs and the customer service we’ve provided has been second to none. We have invested heavily in our local Service Centre which is very much appreciated.
“We still had to go through a thorough and comprehensive tender process where all aspects were fully evaluated, including price, quality, aftermarket support, the training package and more. And we were very happy to be reappointed as the sole supplier.”