Vauxhall Wins Police Vehicle Contract in Chiltern & North East Regions

Vauxhall Motors’ Special Vehicles division has been named the exclusive supplier to the Chiltern Transport Consortium and North East region constabularies across six vehicle categories. The offering will result in the supply of 800 to 900 Vauxhall vehicles annually for four years to all the Police Fleets in these Regions. A broad spectrum of the Luton-based carmaker’s model line-up will be utilised by the constabularies, including Corsa, Astra Insignia, Combo, Vivaro and Movano.

The announcements are the first of the new system which groups the UK’s constabularies into regions as determined by the Association of Chief Police Officers, and (needless to say) the British carmaker scooped the biggest volumes from the contract, supplying vehicles in twelve categories, including the ‘low performance vehicle’ which accounts for more than 56 per cent of total predicted volumes.

“The Chiltern Transport Consortium was the first group of police constabularies to take a truly regional approach to vehicle procurement and this has now been applied across the UK. It brings substantial advantages but does demand the supply of the right mix of vehicles, the right whole life costs and the right back-up. As such, our congratulations go to Vauxhall for being successful in its bid to win the highest volume categories of the tender,”
said Head of Chiltern Transport Consortium Sam, Sloan.

“Moving forward, police vehicles need to become more standardised in terms of ergonomics and equipment for operational and cost efficiencies. However, the safety of police officers is of paramount importance and so the fitment of additional equipment required in a police vehicle must come with the same assurance as OEM features. Vauxhall has a particularly compelling and flexible offering in this regard and is to be applauded,” added the Head of North Yorkshire Police and Chairman of the National Association of Police Fleet Managers, Richard Flint.

“The tender process placed all participating manufacturers’ model ranges under the same scrutiny with financial, warranty, diagnostics, technical information, parts supply, billing processes and technical evaluations all being taken into account. To be selected for exclusive supply into categories which require the highest volume of vehicles is a resounding endorsement of the value for money, whole life costs and suitability of the Vauxhall model range and turnkey options,”
Dick Ellam, manager Vauxhall Special Vehicles said.
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