Local Transport Projects (LTP) has won a coveted supplier place on the national 664 Consultancy Services framework agreement of one of the country’s leading national public sector purchasing organisations, ESPO.
ESPO, the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation, is a customer-focused, public sector owned professional buying organisation, jointly owned by six member local authority councils, including Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Warwickshire county councils and Peterborough City Council.
Nigel Wilson, technical director of the East Yorkshire-based transport planning, traffic engineering and highway design specialist, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have secured a position on the ESPO Framework. This underlines the exemplary, high quality, cost-effective service we provide our customers as an independent SME that specialises in delivering successful project outcomes to local transport issues for local authorities.
“This is an important milestone for us, and as the framework is not limited exclusively to these six local authorities, it can be used by any UK public body (including all local authorities) and includes a mechanism for direct commissions.”
To gain a place on the framework and in such a successful manner, LTP had to demonstrate its technical and professional excellence in transport planning, traffic and highway engineering. This included an ability to compete and deliver in this market at a national level alongside other major, multinational supplier businesses.
LTP has a well-established track-record of working with the public sector including through YORconsult Consultants and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Professional Services Framework.
This latest success with ESPO follows winning a place on Scotland Excel Engineering & Technical Consultancy Framework Contract earlier this year, as the only specialist transportation SME, providing transportation and traffic services to Scottish local authorities, the education sector, airports and other public bodies and service providers.