Why procurement should be part of your transport project
Over 4,100 wider public sector organisations used Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to purchase technology in the financial year 2018/2019. Were you one of them?
In our experience, an area of technology which is complex and time consuming for buyers is transport technology.
We have commercial agreements with over 75 suppliers in the transport industry and strongly recommend engaging with them. Make procurement part of your project, and let us help you!
A spokesperson from Leeds City Council said:
“Using Crown Commercial Service allowed the Council to select an appropriate contractor to design, install, operate and maintain the Leeds Clean Air Zone. CCS provided prompt support throughout the process, and delivered a platform for the Council to seek tenders from a number of suppliers experienced in [the transport technology] sector.”
In addition to guidance and support from CCS, you can learn about what other towns and cities are doing and share best practice using the Intelligent Transport Society (ITS (UK)) interest groups. The groups cover topics such as local authority/urban, smart environment and public transport, plus many more.
An ITS (UK) Executive Member said:
“The use of CCS frameworks helps reduce the time and resources taken to procure a service as there is no need to identify and select suppliers. Call-off agreements have already been prepared for you to use and access to a catalogue service allows for ad-hoc requirements to be met easily. As an end user it enables the delivery of a service to be achieved quicker and more cost effectively, which is often a benefit to the public whom we serve, whilst maintaining a fair, open and transparent procurement process. It should be every local authority’s first port of call.”
CCS are committed to ensuring you save time and money on buying transport technology, as well as the other everyday goods and services you need. Work has begun on our new transport commercial agreement and we’ll seek views on our design summer 2019. Please track our progress using our dedicated web page and take the opportunity to get involved!
For further information
To find out more about our new transport commercial agreement, you can:
Complete this online form stating your requirements
Call us on 0345 410 2222