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Smartfleet’s win is a win for taxpayers

SF and NSW Gov (1)

After a rigorous tender process, Smartfleet has been appointed as one of two providers to deliver fleet management services to NSW Government.

The model adopted by NSW Government, separating fleet management from financiers, is one that Smartfleet has long advocated.  In this instance, government departments will have one of two fleet administrators to choose from, then a panel of six vehicle leasing companies will bid for individual leases.

The move by the Government follows a review by PricewaterhouseCoopers of the State’s fleet operations.

According to Dominic Perrottet, the Minister for Finance, Services and Property, the big winners will be NSW taxpayers. “This government is committed to investing in the infrastructure and frontline services the state needs. The private sector thrives on competition, and under our new model these providers will drive down the Government’s costs and allow agencies to access best practice in fleet management, which means a better service for government, and better value for taxpayers.” Mr Perrottet said the new model will free up around $1 billion in capital over the next four years.

My congratulations go to the Smartfleet team and all involved in contributing to our success. We’re excited to be given this fantastic opportunity, and we’re confident that our approach and capabilities will deliver excellent service to NSW Government Departments.

We think this is quite an innovative model being employed by the Government, and we look on with interest to see if other governments will follow New South Wales’ lead.

Deven Billimoria
Chief Executive Officer

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