Explore Options for Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Light Vehicle Maintenance

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Stepped-down and removed from Project Future

This project will achieve the ongoing implementation of improvements already underway alongside the development and delivery of further efficiencies identified by the review.  Central to the current programme of improvements are:

  • Extending the role of the private sector in vehicle maintenance through the roll out of the CIG Vehicle Standardisation, Procurement and Use Policy (2014). This policy made it compulsory for the purchase of new Government vehicles to include maintenance packages for a minimum of four years. This means that a private sector vendor will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of such new vehicles for this time, reducing the demand for the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) repair/maintenance services, and reducing overall operational costs.
  • Reducing DVES operational costs for the maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
  • Achieving efficiencies in terms of reduced customer delays and Government vehicle down-time.
  • Increasing the use of the private sector in the light vehicle maintenance work previously undertaken by DVES.

A range of internal improvements were also identified in the Strategic Assessment.  These include process efficiencies that would reduce cost, such as:

  • Replacing older vehicles in the fleet (which require more maintenance/repair).
  • Avoiding mixed vehicle manufacturers within the fleet (which require more/different parts and specialised maintenance).

Utilising the private sector maintenance packages with newer vehicle purchases (meaning that private vendors would maintain and repair such vehicles under warranty).

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016

Related EY Recommendations:

13.1.17 – Outsourcing and Employee Mutuals – Light Vehicle Maintenance


Minister: Hon. Kurt Tibbetts

Project Sponsor: Mr. Alan Jones, Chief Officer

Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): This project will explore the potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of light vehicle maintenance, which is currently carried out in-house by the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services on behalf of nearly all other services.

Status: This project is being progressed. (A Strategic Assessment has been approved by Cabinet.) (Press Release)

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • A Strategic Assessment was submitted and a quality review has been completed. It is now being finalised for approval.