TfL has selected AECOM as the concessionaire to take over the management and operation of the award winning Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
FORS is an extremely successful scheme but as 65 per cent of accredited operators are now based outside London it has grown beyond TfL’s remit. To ensure it can continue to grow, TfL has appointed AECOM to run FORS, following an extensive and thorough procurement process. This will enable FORS to become a national scheme using a sustainable business model to cover operating costs and future development.
This announcement does not change FORS standards or accreditation. AECOM has been the FORS administrator since 2008, they understand how FORS works, its value to the industry and is committed to its long-term growth and success.
TfL will continue to support FORS and retains an integral role as the industry led accreditation scheme becomes national. The direction of FORS will be overseen by a governance board that will include TfL and key industry representatives.
The concession began yesterday, 14 January, when AECOM took over the management, development and growth of FORS in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Fleet Source.
From 17 February the FORS audits and Practitioner workshops will be conducted by AECOM. Before 17 February, the Freight Transport Association will continue to deliver all currently booked audits and Practitioner workshops.
If you need any further help or information, please contact the FORS Helpline on 08448 09 09 44.
Ian Wainwright | Head of Freight and Fleet Programmes
Surface Planning | Surface Transport | Transport for London