Straight plc an environmental products and services group, has secured a recycling linked contract to supply YPO with the .
YPO is a public sector buying organisation who supplies more than 100 local authority areas in its customer base which encompasses schools, colleges and universities together with all major local government departments including Social Services, Catering, Transport, Highways, Building, Energy, Admin and Waste Management as well as the Emergency Services.
Based in Wakefield, in close proximity to the M1 and M62 motorways, YPO employs 400 staff in its headquarters and two warehouses.
School and curriculum resources
Furniture and soft furnishings design and planning
ICT equipment, business machines and stationery
Grounds and facilities management
Building and housing materials
Energy supply and industrial gases
Food, catering and cleaning
Workwear and first aid
Highways and vehicles.
The framework is estimated to be worth £8m between the two contractors selected and is intended to facilitate significant cost savings for local authorities and the wider public sector.
The framework makes the Steelybin range available to the YPO’s customer base for the first time. YPO customers include local authorities, schools, colleges and universities, as well as all major local government departments. Framework agreements offer a fully compliant route to market allowing customers to buy goods without going through the full procurement process required through the Official Journal of the European Union.
The contract was awarded on the basis of 50% price with quality, delivery, customer service and sustainability making up the balance. It covers the full range of metal four-wheeled bins ranging from 500 litres upwards and options include the provision of spares, recycling banks and urban systems as well as options to buy or rent products.
This success alters the current local procurement landscape, as historically the YPO contract for steel refuse containers has been fulfilled by just one supplier. Customers now have a greater choice of products in their search for sustainability and quality.
Jonathan Straight, Chief Executive at Straight plc said:
“We are delighted to announce that the YPO has selected our Steelybin range creating an exciting new avenue of potential new customers for these products. The fact that the quality and supply chain evaluations have passed YPO’s exacting standards is a testimony to the focused investment we have made in this area.
Helen Wardman, Category Manager at YPO said:
“YPO is delighted to be able to offer the Steelybin range from Straight plc as one of the options available on the framework for steel wheeled refuse containers. This particular product range from Straight has exceeded the quality expectations we set out and allows us to provide our customers with a wider choice of steel containers.