A collaborative procurement exercise was conducted for police vehicles and spare parts through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) vehicle framework contracts.
To achieve efficiencies and economies of scale, the collaborative group agreed to use an e-auction exercise via the CCS procurement portal. This was considered to be the most cost effective route to procuring from framework contracts.
The e-auction was held on 4th June 2015. Final pricing received was extremely competitive and represented an approximate saving of £5.3m for the consortium as a whole over the initial 24-month contract term.