APCOA Gains ESPO Approval

ESPO Approval

Following a competitive tender process, APCOA is delighted to have been successful in re-securing a position on the ESPO purchasing framework for ‘Parking Management Solutions’ from May 2023.

With ever-increasing financial pressure on public sector organisations, purchasing frameworks provide confidence that their approved suppliers meet service and commercial standards to deliver maximum value. The ESPO framework gives customers the flexibility to purchase anything from a single payment kiosk to a complete parking management solution, knowing that pre-agreed terms and conditions underpin all orders.

APCOA has been awarded a place on the framework under the following Lots:

  • Lot 1 – Pay & Display Parking Solutions
  • Lot 2 – Pay on Foot Parking Solutions
  • Lot 3 – Cashless Parking (Mobile) Solutions

ESPO allows all UK-based public sector organisations quick and efficient access to APCOA’s market-leading parking solutions. Our ongoing investment in technology and digital capability continues to deliver innovative ways to improve the parking experience for customers.

Kim Challis, Regional Managing Director for APCOA UK&I said: “As a long-term approved supplier on ESPO’s ‘Parking Management Solutions’ framework, APCOA has plenty of experience in helping public sector organisations gain maximum benefit from the purchasing process, and I am really pleased we have been successful again.”

Across the UK, APCOA works with multiple public sector organisations including 26 local authorities, 13 NHS Trusts, and a range of providers in the education sector.


APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking operator with 50 years of industry expertise. With its 4,700 employees, the company manages more than 1.7 million individual parking spaces at over 12,000 locations. These parking spaces are all situated in the proximity of 70% of the population of APCOAs 13 countries' organizations. With its consistent "asset-light" business model, APCOA is the trusted partner that maximizes value for private and public real estate owners

Via its open digital platform APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with clients, partners, customers, and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into Urban Hubs, providing the physical and digital infrastructure for mobility, logistics, e-charging, and technology-based services. Customers profit from innovative and convenient experiences provided by APCOA and its partners which use the car parks to deliver their services. The environment also benefits as the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of traffic for logistics and searching for parking. By connecting parking, mobility, and services for urban life, APCOA is positioned to be an integral part of the digital and physical urban ecosystem.

About ESPO:

ESPO is a public sector owned professional buying organisation (PBO), specialising in providing a wide range of goods and services to the public sector for over 40 years. We offer a comprehensive, one-stop shop solution of over 25,000 catalogue products, 120 frameworks and bespoke procurement services, all with free support and advice available from our expert teams. Being 100% owned by the public sector means that any surplus we make after recovering our costs is returned to the public purse.


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