The Commonwealth Department of Finance has released an industry consultation paper seeking feedback from the fleet industry and interested parties on development of its new Whole of Australian Government (WoAG) coordinated procurement for Automotive Leasing and Fleet Management Services.
The current Fleet Arrangement has been in place since 2013 and work is now underway for the development and tender of a new Fleet Arrangement which is anticipated to be a highly competitive procurement process.
The Commonwealth’s Procurement Coordinator, Mr Andrew Danks, said that responding to the consultation paper is a good opportunity for the fleet industry to provide feedback and input to help Finance better understand the market, and to inform its future tender process and contractual arrangements.
“Finance recognises that the Fleet industry has undergone significant changes during the term of its current Fleet Arrangement and that the market is undergoing a dynamic shift with the introduction of greenhouse gas reduction measures, new vehicle technologies and changing supply chain models. The WoAG Fleet Arrangement services more than 70 Government Departments and over 15,000 vehicles and this next iteration of the WoAG Fleet Arrangement will be an important piece of the Australian Public Service (APS) Net Zero initiative,” Mr Danks said.
The procurement for the new WoAG Fleet Arrangement is not anticipated to be released to the market before late-2023, building on the industry consultative process.
For more information about the current Fleet Arrangement, visit the Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management Arrangement webpage here, or at www.finance.gov.au.