Tusker secure NHS re-appointment
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 14:00
SECURED: David Hosking, CEO of Tusker
Tusker have been re-appointed to provide lease cars, salary sacrifice cars and grey fleet management to NHS Trusts and other UK public sector bodies.
The salary sacrifice and contract hire provider were appointed by the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) via their fleet management service, CPC Drive.
Tusker were initially appointed three years ago under a framework agreement to provide lease and salary sacrifice cars to NHS Trusts by the NOE CPC.
During that time, Tusker have supplied almost 4,000 cars through business lease and salary sacrifice schemes to NHS Trusts all over the UK.
CPC Drive, which was set up in 2010, is delivered under a single platform providing a range of fleet services to all of the 400-plus NHS Trusts nationally.
Under the terms of the new framework agreement, these can now be extended to any public sector body, including police forces, fire services, local authorities and councils.
More than 30 NHS Trusts signed up with CPC Drive via the previous agreement, offering more than 100,000 employees significant benefits and enhanced customer support.
Tusker, in conjunction with Software Europe, will again provide an electronic, web-based expenses system to CPC Drive.
Julian Clarke, Head of Fleet Services at NOE CPC Drive, said: “We went out to tender through the Official Journal of the European Union for Procurement and received applications from some of the UK’s leading leasing and fleet management providers.
“We decided to re-appoint Tusker for many reasons, but principally because of the quality of the customer service they provide, and the simple but comprehensive functionality of the bespoke website they have created for us.
“We wanted to continue to provide an online all-embracing and cost-effective solution which covered lease cars, grey fleet, salary sacrifice cars and an electronic expenses system to NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies.
“We wanted a service that was delivered through a single integrated portal, was delivered online, was easy to use, was cost effective and provided high levels of customer service.
“Tusker continues to be the ideal partner.”
David Hosking, CEO of Tusker, added: “We are delighted to have been re-selected to provide a range of leasing, salary sacrifice and expense management services to the NoE CPC Drive fleet management platform.
“It is testament to the quality of the dedicated solution that we have provided so far, which will allow us to deliver even more efficient and cost-effective services to NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies.”