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A-Plant bags £24m contract with the Environment Agency

A-Plant has secured an exclusive multi-million pound contract to supply the Environment Agency with both operated and non-operated plant.

The deal, which runs for three years with an option to extend up to a further year, will see A-Plant provide a full range of equipment including excavators, pumps, telehandlers, rollers, site accommodation and generators.

The Environment Agency invited tenders for the contract, valued at up to £24m over the three years, in June 2012 and A-Plant was appointed following a rigorous year-long tender process.

A-Plant has invested heavily in new equipment over the past 12 months, most recently grabbing headlines with a £27m order for JCB machines.

The contract, which comes into effect on 1 July means A-Plant replaces rival company Hewden as sole supplier of non-operated plant to the EA. Operated plant is currently sourced on a regional basis.

EA fleet contract support manager Kirsty Browning says the tender process involved a large project team drawn from all parts of the agency.

“A-Plant’s tender response and further clarification [proved] to be the most economically advantageous…in terms of price and quality” she says.

The EA is one of A-Plant’s key accounts and is among its top five clients in terms of value.

The hirer also has framework contracts with a number of public sector clients including Midlothian Council (power tools and scaffolding) and Hull City Council (plant for highways and street lighting).

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