A BRIEF HISTORY: Public sector efficiencies, in particular the need for more efficient cost management became the Government’s prime focus some three decades ago. As a result of this in the late 1980s, the Government recognised that privatisation and by default, outsourcing of non-core activities, was crucial for the growth and development of the nation.
With this came the onus to create higher service levels, for which close cooperation with the private sector was necessary as both are mutually responsible in achieving the aspirations of the nation.
SETTING UP OF SPANCO: SPANCO is a good example of how professional private organisations with specialised skills are used to manage the Government’s non-core activities more efficiently so higher service levels can be achieved.
Through outsourcing, SPANCO manages the Government’s fleet of saloon cars, and the Government is relieved of this non-core operational activity.
SPANCO was incorporated on 16 August, 1988 and commenced operations on 1 January, 1994. Today SPANCO is the leading independent fleet management company in the country, with all the Federal Government ministries using SPANCO to provide and maintain their fleet of saloon cars.