NWUPC Vehicle Hire Framework Agreement

NWUPC has awarded a national framework agreement for vehicle hire. The framework will run from the 1st April 2017 until the 31st March 2019 with the option to extend for 2 x 1 year periods until the 31st March 2021.

The framework has been split into 3 lots and awarded to the following suppliers:


Lot 1 Vehicle Hire

Lot 2 Car Club Lot 3 Leasing
Arnold Clark Finance Ltd t/a Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental Co-wheels Car Club Car Hire (Day of Swansea) Ltd t/a Days Rental
Car Hire (Day of Swansea) Ltd t/a Days Rental Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Ltd SG Fleet Ltd
Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Ltd Europcar Group UK Ltd SHB Hire Ltd
Europcar Group UK Ltd Zipcar (UK) Ltd U-drive Ltd
Limesquare Vehicle Rental Ltd   Wessex Fleet Solutions Ltd
Scot Group Ltd t/a Thrifty Car & Van Rental    
SHB Hre Ltd    
South Staffs Hire Ltd t/a SSH Selfdrive    
U-drive Ltd    
Wessex Fleet Solutions Ltd    


Benefits of the agreement include:

  1. Delivering an overall saving on a range of products
  2. More advantageous pricing based on economies of scale from aggregated spend.
  3. Savings can be base lined by comparing prices with the prices you previously paid.
  4. A single exercise to establish the overarching agreement and establish the Terms and Conditions of the Framework.
  5. Reduced administrative effort and associated cost savings.
  6. The development of a longer term relationship with suppliers which is mutually beneficial.
  7. You have the ability to call off from the agreement as and when required rather than needing to undertake a full tender process.
  8. The Framework allows for the flexibility to determine specific requirements at the call off stage.
  9. Framework Agreements support longer term business planning as they span a period of typically four years and allow some stability from market fluctuations.


Thanks to the Tender Working Party Members:

Kathy Houghton    Liverpool John Moores
Chris Silker   University of Liverpool
Graham Winwood Lancaster University
Ian Rodham  University of Cumbria
Suzanne Carlisle University of Southampton
David Middle University of Sheffield
Monica Guise    

University of Birmingham        

Andy Hughes NEUPC
Pippa Clark   APUC
Megan Hopkins    HEPCW
Jayne Thorn SUPC
Darran Whatley      LUPC
Lorraine Edwards  Keele University

For more information, including the Buyer’s Guide, please visit the HE Contracts Database.



For further information please contact:

David Lamb

Senior Category Manager          

0161 234 8003   

[email protected]