John Pye & Sons lands place on £50m framework

Nottingham-headquartered auction house John Pye & Sons has secured a four-year nationwide framework worth up to £50m to oversee the disposal and auction of end-of-life emergency service or “Blue Light” vehicles.

The Framework for the Provision of Auction and Disposal of End-of-Life Vehicles and Items was awarded by BlueLight Commercial, an organisation established by the Home Office in 2020.

John Pye will oversee the disposal and auction of emergency vehicles that are no longer fit for purpose, such as police cars and fire engines. The framework includes managing vehicles that must be scrapped or recycled with components made available for the “green parts” market and redistributing other premium vehicles that are suitable for resale.

The auction specialist’s Government and Vehicles departments will work with garages, second-hand vehicle traders and the primary target of end-consumers across its network of UK suppliers to ensure all premium, decommissioned vehicles generate a healthy interest.

Zoe Wright, director at John Pye, said: “We are thrilled to be appointed to this highly prestigious framework. As the leading full-service specialist for vehicle auctioning and recycling, we’re proud to provide a sales solution for emergency vehicle disposal.

“We understand that the resale and disposal of ex-emergency vehicles is highly sensitive, and we place our operations under intense scrutiny, carefully balancing income generation for the Authority with supporting sustainability and the environment and protecting the Authority’s reputation against unwanted reputational risk.

“We are looking forward to this new opportunity to build on our excellent reputation with the emergency services and broadcast our excellent service offering to a wider audience.”

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