Winners announced in new multi-million pound Environment Agency plant hire framework

Posted: Monday 2nd July 2018

Following a comprehensive business review and keen competitive tender process, the Environment Agency has awarded a new framework for its hired equipment requirements to A-Plant, Garic, Selwood, Flannery and Land & Water.

Each supplier will provide expert support over the next six years under a framework that provides added value through improved efficiencies, consolidated reporting and service levels.

The suppliers have been awarded a category of equipment to supply, allowing the agency to work directly with industry experts in their respective fields.

Under the new agreement, A-Plant, the UK's largest plant, tool and equipment hire company, will act as the dedicated and centralised managing agent for all supplying hire contractors.

In addition, A-Plant has also been awarded the plant equipment, site provision and agricultural plant category lots which will see it supply excavators up to 8 tonne, forklifts, lighting, bowsers and generators, plus tractors, wood chippers and bank and remote control mowers.

Plant and site equipment providers, Garic, have been awarded the accommodation and welfare equipment contract, to supply toilets, storage units, and static and towable welfare units.

World leading pump manufacturers Selwood will provide static, towable and electric submersible pumps.

While Flannery will work in partnership with award winning civil and environmental engineering experts, Land & Water, to provide operated and heavy plant equipment. Between them they have been selected to supply a range of long reach and standard excavators, dumpers, dump trucks, dozers and tracked dumpers.

As well as providing the agency with substantial yearly savings, Dale Eynon, Director of DEFRA Group Fleet Services said the new framework would also improve efficiencies and levels of service.

Dale comments: "Our new framework is anticipated to provide efficiencies and improved levels of service across many areas including; an improved supply chain, reduced cross hire, rate transparency, supports for Incident Response and the availability of the latest equipment technology and latest engine emissions.

"Due to this new approach we are also able to access competitive rates, great customer service and quality equipment."

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