Decision details

Procurement of replacement wheelchair accessible mini buses OKD25 19/20

Decision Maker: Chief Fire Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council operates a Fleet Assessment Management Plan that details the vehicles and equipment due for replacement over a rolling 5 year period.


During 2020/21 there is a requirement to replace a number of wheelchair accessible minibuses used to support the provision of school transport as well as some adult services operations.


Within the scope of this decision there are 33 vehicles due for replacement.


It is proposed that the procurement is carried out using an external, multi-supplier Framework Agreement using an agreed specification.


Delivery of the vehicles would be expected during Financial Year 2020/21.


The value for this purchase is approximately £2,000,000 and will be funded via the Council’s Capital Programme. The Council is currently developing a transition plan to look at ways of re-profiling the fleet, through the replacement programme, to take account of evolving strategies on electric vehicles and carbon targets.



The Chief Fire Officer will be asked to agree; the commencement of a procurement using an external Framework Agreement to replace  wheelchair accessible minibuses.




The Chief Fire Officer has approved the commencement of a compliant procurement process to source the 33 vehicles using an agreed specification.


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Publication date: 03/12/2019

Date of decision: 03/12/2019

Effective from: 13/12/2019

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