The two brands have been chosen to supply tyres as part of a three-year deal led by the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and the Office of Government Commerce (OGC).
The deal will see tyres supplied to more than 300,000 vehicles through ATS Euromaster and Hi-Q, and is thought to be the largest framework agreement of its type in the UK. It is estimated to be worth tens of millions of pounds.
Steve Newton, procurement manager in the OGC Fleet Commodity Team, explained: “Collaborative deals like this are key to the government’s strategy for delivering best value for money for the taxpayer.
“This tyre framework agreement has the potential to change the way every public service organisation (PSO) views tyre expenditure, with benefits ranging from combined group purchasing strength to cost efficiencies for individual organisations by avoiding time-consuming duplicate procurement processes.”
The new framework agreement is open to all PSOs across the UK.