Vehicle hire - self drive

Vehicle hire - self drive

Framework 271
Status: Extended

The framework provides a simple and flexible solution for the self drive hire of vehicles on a short to medium term basis. It is intended to meet the diverse requirements of local authorities and other public bodies offering a wide variety of vehicles, including cars, LCVs, passenger transport vehicles, and specialist vehicles such refuse collection vehicles and sweepers.

Please note that whilst this framework is due to lapse as of 31/03/20, a renewed framework is in the process of being arranged and will be available after this date. Any questions with regard to this then please do not hesitate to use the contact details listed.

The framework agreement has been established by the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) and provides a simple, flexible and EU compliant solution for the self-drive hire of a comprehensive range of vehicles on a short to medium term basis, to include associated services that may be required.

The framework is intended to meet the diverse requirements of local authorities and other organisations operating a wide variety of vehicles, including cars, LCVs, LGVs, passenger transport vehicles and specialist vehicles (such refuse collection vehicles and sweepers). It is also intended to offer the opportunity (via further competitions) for bespoke solutions and improved rates to be provided for individual customers to meet their specific vehicle requirements, operating needs and priorities. The framework also allows for the possibility for single-supplier managed services (Master Vendor or Car Club) solutions to be created if this is the preferred option. This page is intended to provide you with an overview of what is available.

The framework is available for use nationally by any public sector body in the UK including, but not limited to…

  • Schools & Academies
  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Police & Emergency Services
  • NHS & HSC Bodies
  • Central Government Departments & their agencies
  • Registered Charities
Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available on:

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • Quick & easy to use. This framework is already EU/UK Compliant - we’ve already done the procurement work, so there’s no need to run a full EU tender.
  • Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical & professional ability, before being awarded a place on the framework.
  • It’s free. You will not be charged for using this framework.
  • Pre-agreed conditions. No need to worry about what terms & conditions to use, they’ve been pre-agreed under the framework and underpin all orders.
  • Competitive rates agreed for a wide range of vehicles which can be called off without the need for further competition.
  • Options to create a Master Vendor or Car Club solution or seek improved rates in the event that you have a significant & specifically known demand.
  • Rates agreed for hire periods from 1 day to 180 days.
  • Options available to include insurance cover if required.


  • Arnold Clark,
  • CMS Hire Ltd,
  • CP Davidson & Sons,
  • Dawson Bus & Coach,
  • Dawson Sweepers,
  • Days,
  • Econ Engineering,
  • Enterprise,
  • John Grose,
  • Limesquare Vehicle Rental,
  • London Hire,
  • ND Brown,
  • Nexus Vehicle Management,
  • Northgate Vehicle Hire,
  • Peugeot Rental,
  • Riverside Truck Rental,
  • SFS (CTS Hire),
  • Sixt,
  • Thrifty

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.

  • Quick start guide
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Please login or register to download the following:

  • User guide
  • Call off terms
  • Specification-Details.pdf
  • Show more
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Vehicle hire - self drive

Key facts


Start date
19 Apr 2016

End date
31 Mar 2020

Up to

OJEU Contract notice
2016/S 011-014743

OJEU award notice
2016/S 098-175703

Last updated
11 Mar 2020

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Stephen Blewitt
0116 294 4164

Quote reference
Framework 271

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