Decision details

Award of contract for Minibus Hire Services OKD01 (24/25)

Decision Maker: Chief Fire Officer (Sabrina Cohen-Hatton)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council hires vehicles to support operations when the need cannot be met from within the owned fleet.


There is a requirement to re-procure the minibus hire contract to ensure the provision of vehicles continues to represent best value against a refreshed hire profile and support specification. 


The term of the contract will be 3 years starting in August 2024 and the anticipated spend is approximately £2,900,000 over the contract term based on 75 vehicles.


The Chief Fire Officer has agreed the commencement of a compliant procurement process, in line with Council’s Standing Orders on Procurement and Contracts, and will be asked to award the contract to the successful supplier.



The Chief Fire Officer has approved the award of contract to London Hire Limited for the provision of 75 minibuses over a 3-year hire period, with an anticipated contract value of £3,227m.


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Publication date: 26/03/2024

Date of decision: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 09/04/2024

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