Contract Hire/Lease of Specialist Vehicles

Contract Hire/Lease of Specialist Vehicles

Framework 218
Status: Extended

Our Vehicle Contract Hire/Leasing framework (218) is designed for those who require hire/lease of commercial or specialist vehicles (with or without maintenance) on a long term basis.

This framework is for hire/lease of specialist/commercial vehicles (with or without maintenance) on a medium to long term basis. The framework covers a wide range of specialist and municipal vehicle types, including refuse collection vehicles, gritters, sweepers, gully emptiers, minibuses/midibuses, larger buses, mobile library vehicles, etc. With a number of well-known and competitive suppliers, framework 218 offers the flexibility to pick and choose the most suitable vehicle type, contract period and mileage for your requirements whilst achieving value for money.

Whilst this is solely an arrangement for vehicle hire, ESPO offers other vehicle related frameworks which are listed below:

Whilst initially for use by local authorities served by ESPO – being a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the framework may also be open for use by any “public body”, defined in the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 that also falls within one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK:

  • Local Authorities, and certain
  • Central Government Agencies and Ministries
  • NHS and Emergency (Blue Light) Services
  • Schools, Academies, Colleges and Universities
  • Registered Charities
  • Registered Social Landlords
Full details of the classification of end user establishments and their geographical areas are available on

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • Quick and easy to use.This framework is compliant with UK/EU procurement legislation - we’ve done the work, so there’s no need for you to run a full EU procurement process.
  • Suppliers. Those listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical & professional ability.
  • What you see is what you pay. There are no additional charges.  
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions. No need to worry about what terms and conditions to use as they’ve been pre-agreed under the framework and will underpin all orders so no need to worry.


  • Aebi Schmidt UK Ltd
  • Briggs Equipment UK Ltd
  • C.P Davidson & Sons Ltd
  • Dawsonrentals Bus and Coach
  • Dawsonrentals Sweepers
  • Dawsonrentals Vans
  • Econ Engineering Ltd
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Go Plant Fleet Services
  • Hako Machines Ltd
  • Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions Ltd
  • LeasePlan UK Ltd
  • Limesquare Vehicle Rental Ltd
  • London Hire Ltd
  • Munihire Ltd
  • Riverside Truck Rental Ltd
  • SHB Hire Ltd
  • Specialist Fleet Services Ltd
  • Stennetts Ltd

Further information

Are you a user of the ‘ProContract’ eProcurement system (from Proactis)? If so, you can now access ESPO’s frameworks through the system to run further competitions, allowing you to run your processes more quickly, simply and at lower risk of error. Speak to your procurement team contact or Account Manager to find out more.

We have also created a useful guide to help you navigate creating a further competition on ProContract, which you can access here.

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Contract Hire/Lease of Specialist Vehicles

Key facts


Start date
01 Sep 2017

End date
31 Aug 2021

Up to

OJEU Contract notice
2017/S 119-239177

OJEU award notice
2017/S 181-370435

Last updated
13 Jan 2021

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Rachel Morton
0788 006 3251

Quote reference
Framework 218

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