Vehicle Telematics framework FAQs
The second iteration of Vehicle Telematics is now open. In this blog we cover the basics for suppliers considering listing on the framework.
What is the Vehicle Telematics framework?
Vehicle Telematics is a framework for the provision of telematics in order to help buyers manage vehicle fleets more effectively by improving safety and efficiency.
The original iteration of the framework RM3754 was developed with police, ambulance, local and central government customers.
Benefits of the agreement include:
- Helping with driver safety, to manage risk and vehicle usage
- The potential to reduce emissions through better driver behavior, fuel consumption and vehicle selection
- Saving the public sector money by analysing whole-life cost by tracking servicing, maintenance and repair costs
When is it coming out?
Vehicle Telematics is now open for new supplier applications and will close on the 6th January 2020. The framework will run for 4 years from the 31st March 2020 to 30th March 2024.
Is there an estimated spend?
This framework has an estimated spend of £23m, so for a niche route to market that’s quite nice amount up for grabs!
What do the Lots look like?
RM6143 comprises of two Lots:
- Lot 1: Supply of vehicle telematics hardware, software and associated products
This Lot is for the supply of vehicle telematics hardware and software solutions for lease, hire or purchase. Including associated products such as cameras and tracking solutions for equipment which are fixed or stored within a vehicle.
- Lot 2: Supply of fleet data analysis and risk management solutions
Lot 2 is for single point of access software platform designed to help buyers analyse data from multiple sources in order to support fleet operation, optimise whole life costs and risk management activities.
Are the Lots capped?
The Lots for this framework are capped. The maximum number of Suppliers to be awarded for each Lot will be:
- Lot 1: 15
- Lot 2: 20
As you can imagine this framework will be competitive…
What is the application like?
The application seems as though it is moderate in terms of ease, compared to some of CCS’ other limited supplier technology frameworks. However, the contract example element of this framework will require sign-off from your customer (the same as the notoriously tricky NS2!) so be prepared for that!
What do suppliers need to apply?
Suppliers will need a few things in order to get onto the framework, most notably:
- A financial score of 40 or more
- The relevant insurances such as Employer’s Liability Insurance, Public Liability Insurance and Product Liability Insurance
- Cyber Essentials OR that your organisation can demonstrate that you meet the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials scheme
For a full breakdown of what you need to apply – check the tender documents.