Decision details

Arrangements for Fire Service Fleet Management provision from July 2020 OKD07 19/20

Decision Maker: Chief Fire Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In 2016 the Council combined its fleet management function, with one team overseeing the purchase, commissioning, maintenance and disposal of fleet assets (vehicles and equipment).


Currently the light fleet (cars, vans and standard minibuses) is maintained by an external supplier. The contract for this service will expire on 30 June 2020. The specialist fleet (accessible minibuses and fire appliances) are maintained internally using the Council’s workshop facilities.


Following a review of how the maintenance function currently operates, there is an opportunity to insource the maintenance of the light fleet (approximately 350 vehicles) in order to best utilise internal resources and facilities and achieve savings on the cost of labour and parts.


This decision begins the transition process, ensuring the systems and staff are in place for full mobilisation on 1 July 2020.




The Chief Fire Officer has approved that the Council;


1)   insource the maintenance of the light vehicle fleet from 1st July 2020; and


2)   agree the proposed resource levels required to administer and maintain the additional vehicles.


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Publication date: 05/06/2019

Date of decision: 05/06/2019

Effective from: 17/06/2019

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