Decision details

Award of Contract for Diesel Fuel OKD16 19/20

Decision Maker: Chief Fire Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Diesel fuel is currently delivered to ten sites in the County to assist with re-fuelling requirements for vehicles and fire appliances in the Council’s fleet.  The storage of diesel fuel also forms part of the Council’s overall resilience capability during times of fuel shortages and other emergency events.


Currently the Council meets its diesel fuel requirement using a call-off contract procured through the Crown Commercial Service (CSS) in 2017.  This contract expires on 30 September 2019.


Following a collaborative procurement process in July 2019 with local Blue Light organisations, the Council is now in a position to award the contract for the purchase and delivery of diesel fuel to WFL (UK) Ltd trading as Watson Fuels as the best-value solution.


The contract length is 30 months starting on 1 October 2019.



The (Acting) Chief Fire Officer has approved the award of contract to WFL (UK) Ltd, trading as Watson Fuels, to deliver diesel fuel to all ten sites in West Sussex from 1 October 2019 until 31March 2022.


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Publication date: 02/09/2019

Date of decision: 02/09/2019

Effective from: 12/09/2019

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