Vehicle rental - 368/19

Date Responded 25 April 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. What is your annual vehicle rental spend (£)?
  2. Can you provide your annual vehicle rental spend broken down into the Car, Van (up to 3.5t) and Minibus rentals?
  3. Do you have any vehicle rental spend outside the UK, if so how much (volume & value) and which countries?
  4. How many vehicles do you rent per annum across the following vehicle groups
  5. a) Car b) Van (up to 3.5t) c) Minibuses
  6. Who is your vehicle rental provider/s for a) Car b) Van (up to 3.5t) c) Minibuses.
  7. If you are in contract with a rental provider for any of the above vehicle groups, please can you specify:
  8. Which vehicle rental provider/s are you in contract with?
  9. The start & end date of the contract/s?
  10. Do you have any extension options on the vehicle rental contract/s?
  11. Did you use a framework to procure your vehicle rental contract, if so which framework/s?
  12. Do you use the services of a Car Club/Car Sharing service?
  13. Are you in contract/partnership with any company in relation to a car club service, if so who? (if applicable)
  14. What is your annual spend in relation to a Car Club Scheme (if applicable)

In Response:

  1. For the period 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019 the annual vehicle rental spend was £147,400
  2. Cars - £138,800

Vans - £3,600

Minibus - £5,000


4.For the period 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019 the following number of vehicles rentals were arranged.

623,  Car rentals  

33,  Van rentals

22,  Minibus rentals        

5.Vehicles were hired under a national framework agreement from Northgate Vehicle Hire, Arnold Clarke, Enterprise Rent A Car, Minister Self Drive. Other Hire operators used on an adhoc basis for operational requirements were  Avor Garages, Northumbria Hire, SHB Hire Ltd. 

6.The Force utilises a national framework to procure these vehicles as and when they are required

7.See above

8.Framework period - 1/12/2018 to 30/6/2021


10.Yes . The Procurement Partnership Ltd




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