Decision details

Procurement of Replacement Fire and Rescue Vehicles to support a Flexi Duty System (FDS) OKD03 19/20

Decision Maker: Director of Fire Service Operations and Chief Fire Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Fleet Asset Management Plan 2018/19 – 2022/23 sets-out a five-year rolling programme of Fleet and Asset renewal across the Council, including for the Fire and Rescue Service (Decision Report ref: SSC14 17/18)


As part of this programme, 30 vehicles allocated to staff in the Fire and Rescue Service are due for replacement in the financial year 2019/20. These vehicles are provided to staff to support operational cover through a Flexi Duty System (FDS).


The total value of the purchase of vehicles, including emergency service conversions and livery, is expected to be approximately £750,000.


As part of decision SSC14 17/18, the authority to award contracts for vehicle and equipment purchases has been delegated to the Chief Fire Officer and Director of Operations.


On this basis, the Chief Fire Officer and Director of Operations will be asked to approve the commencement of a procurement process to replace the current vehicles using an agreed specification.



The Chief Fire Officer and Director of Operations has approved:


1)   the commencement of a compliant procurement process using the CCS Framework Agreement RM6060 to source 35 vehicles using an agreed specification;


2)   the award of contract to the successful bidder; and


3)   the most cost-effective financing option following the purchase of the vehicles (made at the time of purchase).


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 07/05/2019

Date of decision: 07/05/2019

Effective from: 17/05/2019

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