Decision details

Award of Contract: Provision of 35 Vehicles for Flexi Duty System Staff (Fire) OKD14 19/20

Decision Maker: Chief Fire Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In May 2019, the Chief Fire Officer agreed to commence the procurement of 35 vehicles to replace those currently provided to staff to support operational cover through a Flexi Duty System (FDS) (OKD_03_19/20).


The total value of the purchase of vehicles, including emergency response conversions and livery, is expected to be approximately £750,000. Funds have been allocated to the purchase of these vehicles through the Fleet Asset Management Plan.


A procurement process, compliant with West Sussex Standing Orders and European Union Procurement Directives, has been undertaken and the (Acting) Chief Fire Officer has awarded the Contract to the successful bidder.



The (Acting) Chief Fire Officer has approved the award of the contract to purchase 35 vehicles (with emergency response conversion) from Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd trading as Skoda UK.


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Publication date: 16/08/2019

Date of decision: 16/08/2019

Effective from: 29/08/2019

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