Europcar secures place on public sector framework
25 September 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
Europcar Mobility Group UK has been confirmed as an approved supplier for vehicle hire services on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework.
This means public sector organisations including central government, NHS bodies, local authorities, police and charities, and private companies procuring on behalf of the public sector, will have access to Europcar's rental vehicles, as well as its ride hailing and car sharing schemes.
The firm claims that its long-term hire service will be particularly beneficial for public sector organisations that do not want to commit to three to five year leasing or outright acquisition for fleets, while its car sharing brand Ubeeqo is already providing organisations with a car pool facility for employees during working hours, as well as giving the local community easy access to vehicles in the evenings and at weekends.
Europcar corporate sales director Peter Crabtree said: "Because our vehicles are the most CO2-efficient, meeting environmental and sustainability concerns and ensuring access into clean air zones in central city locations in a cost-effective way, we are supporting the government's sustainability and carbon-reducing strategies.
"Our flexible approach to mobility solutions ensures certainty of vehicle supply and maximum savings for a public sector currently under considerable pressure to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
"Europcar Mobility Group UK's appointment onto the Crown Commercial Services vehicle hire suppliers framework means we can now engage with public sector organisations with clear cost and supply parameters. And this means we can concentrate on developing bespoke solutions for each organisation's needs."