A more collaborative approach to equipment frameworks marks YPO’s 40th anniversary year

YPO 40th anniversary

As YPO celebrated its 40th anniversary in April, the organisation acknowledged three members of staff who have been with the organisation for the full 40 years; Christine Preston, Alan Roe and John Goldthorpe.

As well as marking the 40th year since it was established, 2014 is an exciting and busy year for YPO, with the development of several new frameworks to complement an expanding emergency services range.

YPO recently identified demand for a new framework to deliver Emergency Response Equipment (Ref 515) following discussions with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, who were completing their own tender for pumping appliances and ladders.

This new framework, available from July 2014, will provide authorities with a simple, fully compliant route, with the flexibility to either complete their own tender or utilise the expert support available from YPO.

YPO is also leading on the development of a national framework for Incident Command and Control Software (Ref 560). From July 2014, authorities will be able to benefit from this single supplier solution, with the option of purchasing software and training individually or as a package.

Furthermore, a framework for Incident Ground Feeding (Ref 561) is being designed to provide a fully compliant route to market for self-heating meals and beverages, helping authorities equip staff with everything they need during live incidents. This framework will be available in September 2014.

Following the success of its inaugural event last October, YPO will be holding its next Emergency Services Forum on 2 July in Birmingham, providing representatives from attending fire, rescue and police services with a valuable opportunity to discuss common issues and look for collaborative procurement solutions.

Gaynor Elliott, National Account Manager for Emergency Services – YPO, said, “Working in partnership with authorities to understand their requirements is an essential part of what we do at YPO. It helps us to ensure that all our frameworks are fit for purpose, and ultimately delivers savings for all.”

For further information please visit the YPO website.