Fleet management, contract hire and rental company Fraikin has been awarded a commercial vehicle solutions contract to provide over 400 custodial cell vehicles to GEOAmey.
GEOAmey is a joint venture between the GEO Group, a global provider of correctional, detention and treatment services as well as secure transportation and Amey, a leading UK public services provider.
GEOAmey has been awarded three contracts by the Ministry of Justice in the UK for the provision of Prisoner Escort and Custody Services (PECS) for England and Wales with the exception of London and the East of England commencing on August 29, 2011.
This will include escorting prisoners between courts and prisons, transfers between prisons and managing court custody suites and dock areas.
At the core of the contract will be the design and build of 401 dedicated custodial cell vehicles the chassis’s for which have been provided by Iveco and Renault and the bodies manufactured by the Cartwright Group.
These vehicles will be responsible for daily prisoner movements requiring Fraikin to deliver an innovative and sustainable solution.
The contract will run for an initial term of seven years and is the biggest single contract to be awarded in Fraikin’s 33 year UK history signalling a £27 million capital investment by the company.
Under the terms of the contract, Fraikin will be responsible for managing the total supply chain, delivering a full contract hire solution comprising finance, maintenance, management and working with the customer to provide a total vehicle solution.
More specifically, Fraikin will be sourcing the vehicles, appointing partners and overseeing build progression in time to meet the summer delivery date. Thereafter, the company will be responsible for a full range of integrated fleet management services including the entire vehicle maintenance and repair.