Just as new vehicles are passed through the conversion and commissioning process, they will eventually come to the end of their 'primary life' and need decommissioning. The objective is to return each vehicle to its best level of appearance and pass this through the re-sale chain process as to gain optimum residual value. Decommissioning is a natural part of the fleet process and its just as important to plan for and manage this while maintaining value for money. Guidance is given by the National Audit Office (NAO) with the standards coming from: the Audit Commission, The Office of the Third Sector, HM Treasury, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department of Health and National Council For Voluntary Organisations.
Successful decommissioning means
delivering the right outcomes in a timely manner at the right cost.
One of the issues often looked upon as a secondary issue is the disposal of vehicles, as emphasis is normally on the best value procurement and availability of new, replacement vehicles. The budgeting and planning of the vehicle conversions follow.
Whilst EVO offer a comprehensive vehicle conversion service that puts quality and completion dates as the main criteria, there is also the decommissioning service that removes the livery, lighting, sound and camera systems and replaces the original stereo systems, as available, so as to get vehicles in their best condition for delivery to auction or other reselling operations.
There are numerous levels of vehicle reparations available and EVO can discuss individual standards of ‘need and expectation’ with respective fleet managers.
There is also an opportunity for items such as light bars to be reconditioned and rebuilt, using quality replacement parts where necessary. With the introduction of LED lighting and sealed component components, there are opportunities for the extended use of a number of lighting and siren parts that otherwise is often discarded. The developing process within vehicle commissioning continues to demand improvements in ‘value for money’, and it is apparent that there are opportunities for this to be further exploited.
If you wish to review your fleet decommissioning process, regarding the quality and standard of service offered then please contact us. We would be pleased to develop a proposal that will cover your particular needs.