The Police and Crime Commissioner approved a decision to enter into a collaborative contract for the purchase of vehicles and spare parts.
The contract has delivered savings of £177,024 over two years. This saving was based on vehicles identified for replacement when submitting the capital bid for the 2015/16.
The capital bid was submitted in September 2014 and based on estimated mileage.
On re-running the calculations, more than the expected 35 vehicles will reach their replacement profile before the end of 2015/16.
Savings achieved in the new contract will allow approximately five more vehicles to be replaced if needed to meet operational requirements.