Well-known tyre retailer and comprehensive tyre service provider ATS Euromaster has marked its first major development since getting involved in the newly formed Government Procurement Services (GPS) process.
This is after the motoring organisation successfully stemmed competition from a variety of rival firms to retain its tyre contract withDoncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
As well as being a major coup for ATS Euromaster in its own right, the fact that the company held on to the contract means that Doncaster is the first council across the UK to sign up with the tyre retailer since it was awarded coveted supplier status.
This feat is part of a multi-brand tyre supply deal established on the GPS framework agreement RM955, which ATS Euromaster was recognised for last August.
Before being awarded coveted supplier status, the tyre service provider serviced Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council through its previous supplier status. This had been gained as part of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) framework agreement.
However, this particular procedure was broken when the OGC deal was abolished at the end of 2011. Despite this, ATS Euromaster had managed to retain the council's business on a temporary basis through Doncaster's membership with the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation.
A potential problem in the long-run though was the fact that Doncaster Council was eager to re-establish a longer-term solution with its tyre provider.
Fortunately, ATS Euromaster's supply deal involving the GPS framework agreement RM955 has helped to fulfil such a request. Upon revealing the new contract, Richard Speight, the fleet engineer at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, expressed his delight at the local authority continuing their relationship with the nationwide tyre retailer.
He pointed out: "Whilst still achieving savings, the product and service had to be paramount. In choosing ATS Euromaster's multi-branded offer we knew we had a proven supplier with the wide-ranging expertise to support our diverse fleet.
"ATS Euromaster has particularly impressed us with their special service proposition for our lone workers. Even in the early hours of the morning they are typically there within an hour of a tyre-related breakdown being reported and that makes a big difference to our employees."
The new contract, which is initially set to run over a four-year period but comes with the option to be expanded by a further 12 months under request, is set to see ATS Euromaster showing off their expertise in the tyre business in the years to come.
This is because the organisation is being tasked to fit its products to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council's entire range of 750 cars, light commercial vehicles and trucks.
What's more, ATS Euromaster has also received a request to install, service and inspect all tyres on the local authority's 200 items of wheeled plant machines. This includes any grass cutters, landscaping machinery or diggers operated by the council.
As part of the deal, the tyre supplier has also assured it will provide Doncaster's council with 24/7 home-care tyre service to all of its lone workers.
Such a commitment is set to benefit anyone at the authority who needs to drive a vehicle to fulfil their work in the community, for example those tasked with looking after elderly residents via home visits.
ATS Euromaster is committed to providing a brilliant service to anyone eager to purchase cheap and reliable tyres.
Posted by Danielle Barge