Local authority vehicle partner Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has been awarded a place on a new specialist vehicles procurement framework launched by The Procurement Partnership (TPPL) and the North Easter Procurement Organisation (NEPO) earlier this year.

The framework provides all public bodies in the UK with a compliant route to market for the acquisition of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and specialist vehicles. SFS has been named a supplier on LOT 3 and LOT4 of the framework for the contract hire of HGVs (12.5t and above) and buses (5-75 seats).

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: 'We are pleased to be part of the framework, which can assist local authorities and other public bodies in managing their fleet requirements. Our approach is very much in line with both TPPL and NEPO as we aim to help our customers improve the efficiency of their fleet operations, adding value wherever possible, to enhance their front-line services.'