Issue details

Commence procurement of replacement vehicles for Fire and Rescue Flexi-Duty System (FDS) staff

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2019

Decision due: May 2019 by Director of Fire Service Operations and Chief Fire Officer

Lead member: Gavin Watts, Chief Fire Officer

Contact: Paul Mace, County Fleet Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 25443.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Operations Chief Fire Officer, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place


Background papers

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