Rivus is set to keep the Metropolitan Police moving with major new contract win.
Multi award-winning fleet management expert, Rivus, has been awarded multiple maintenance and repair contracts for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) from 1 November 2023.
Following a rigorous, multi-lot, competitive tender process, which began in February 2022, Rivus has been appointed to take care of the prestigious fleet for a period of up to 10 years.
With over 43,000 officers and staff, the Metropolitan Police Service is the UK’s largest police force. It has over 5,200 fleet assets on the roads in Greater London, travelling 52 million miles each year.
Metropolitan Police Service vehicles are under significantly more stress and strain than the average vehicle on the roads of London and require specialist fleet expertise to keep it capable, responsive, and safe. During the new partnership, Rivus will manage the fleet maintenance and repair of 3,700 Emergency Response, Support and General-Purpose vehicles.
Victoria Knight, Chief Executive Officer (Interim) at Rivus said: “This is a hugely significant new business win for our business and recognises the journey we have been on and the progress we have made over the last three years as Rivus.
We have earned a reputation in our industry as the experts in managing the UK’s most critical fleets, and there is no fleet more critical than the Met Police. This is an exciting new chapter for Rivus, as we continue to accelerate growth, drive innovation, and deliver a financially healthy business for the future, demonstrating that Rivus is the only fleet partner our customers ever need.”
After 20 years with the same supplier, the Metropolitan Police Service had ambitions to move from a single supplier to a multi-supplier model, with the services split across six service area requirements covering Service Maintenance and Repair (SMR), Accident Management, Vehicle Collection and Delivery, and a comprehensive service management IT platform.
Rivus made the strategic decision to tender for all six contracts, hoping to demonstrate the breadth, depth, choice, and flexibility of its award-winning fleet solutions. Following a thorough and demanding procurement and evaluation process, the Metropolitan Police Service were so impressed with the strength and quality of the Rivus service offering, it has awarded all six contract areas to them.
MPS and Rivus have now entered a joint delivery transition period with the current supplier, with Rivus service delivery and contract ownership commencing on 1st November 2023. Between now and then, Rivus will work with the current supplier and the Met Police fleet team to ensure a seamless operational transition that keeps the critical Metropolitan Police Service fleet moving throughout.
Further updates and communications will follow on the progress of the delivery transition activity.
For more information on Rivus complete fleet management solutions visit: https://www.rivusgroup.co.uk/services/fleet-management/.