Local authority fleet partner Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has been ranked #1 for the hire of specialist and commercial vehicles (exceeding 5000 kg G.V.W) in the latest vehicle procurement framework established by Halton Housing.

Halton Housing has recently completed a tendering exercise to establish a national contract hire and flexi-hire framework agreement covering the supply of cars, light commercial, heavy commercial and specialist vehicles up to 44,000kg GVW. It is the fourth iteration of the framework.

The framework comprises four different lots and SFS has been ranked first in Lots 2 and 4 for the short term, flexi and contract hire of specialist and commercial vehicles over 5000 kg GVW.

Bob Sweetland, managing director, SFS said: ‘This is a widely trusted framework and we are delighted to have scored so highly during the tendering process. Such frameworks help to make our expertise more readily accessible to public sector organisations.’

Organisations eligible to use the framework include local authorities, social landlords, NHS trusts, Police & Fire Authorities, Leisure trusts, Registered Charities, Schools, Universities and Colleges.