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New framework agreement heralds major return to public sector for Ogilvie

The Stirling-headquartered contract hire and leasing company is one of four providers named under the terms of a new four-year outsourced vehicle supply and fleet management framework agreement in Scotland. 

The NHS Scotland tender marks a major return to the public sector for Ogilvie Fleet and is set to provide the springboard for further growth by the organisation in the segment. 

Although Ogilvie Fleet continues to supply vehicles and fleet management services to a number of public sector organisations, managing director Gordon Stephen said a decision by some local authorities to step back from providing vehicles to staff resulted in the company increasing its focus on the private sector. 

Stephen said: ‘We were quite heavily involved in the public sector 10 years ago, particularly in Scotland. But the decision of many local authorities not to supply cars to essential users and to provide cash instead saw our involvement in the public sector shrink, although we continued to win some business.’ 

However, Ogilvie Fleet has continued to see its fleet expand as it increased its focus on the corporate sector underpinned by the development of a wide-range of online fleet management tools to help clients improve vehicle operating efficiency and effectiveness and cut costs. 

Stephen added: ‘It is a fantastic achievement to secure a place on the framework agreement and shows the compelling proposition that Ogilvie Fleet has available – competitive rental rates, an industry-leading suite of online tools accessible by drivers and fleet decision-makers alike and all supported by multi award-winning customer service.’ 

Full details of the new framework agreement have not been disclosed. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.