By working closely with our customers, the NPS meets their needs better, delivering savings, supporting the Welsh economy and improving the well-being of future generations.
Our fleet category has achieved these outcomes by working with public sector fleet managers through the Welsh Public Sector Fleet Group (WPSFG - formerly known as the All Wales Transport and Plant Group).
Originally established to discuss technical and policy matters, the WPSFG extended its remit to include procurement, inviting the NPS to attend its quarterly meetings.
With representatives from local authorities, the NHS, police, fire and rescue service, higher and further education, the Housing sector, the Welsh Government and its sponsored bodies, the group covers the NPS customer base comprehensively. The close and trusting relationship has been developed further with the establishment of sub groups to develop specific frameworks in partnership.
The collaborative way of working has delivered the outcomes our customers want. Economies of scale have brought savings and other benefits. For example, our vehicle spares framework is saving customers up to a third of the prices they were paying before.
We have a sense of collective responsibility for delivering procurement plans and, because the procurements meet customer needs, our contracts are being used more.
The way of working also complies with the Well-being of Future Generations Act which requires public bodies to collaborate with each other.
Kev Sheret, Fleet Manager for Gwynedd County Council, said:
“As a fleet manager the Welsh Public Sector Fleet Group provides an invaluable opportunity to share best practice with other fleet managers across the wider Welsh public sector. The work being carried out by the NPS supports collaborative working and the drive towards standardisation, whilst ensuring that fleet managers have the opportunity to shape the future pipeline of work and deliver the best outcomes for our local economies.”
Further information and feedback
For further information about our fleet frameworks and the Welsh Public Sector Fleet Group please email: NPSFleet@gov.wales.
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