Issue details

Collaborative Procurement of Diesel Fuel with Blue Light partners

There are 10 diesel fuel bunkers located around West Sussex that provide the Council with resilience at a time of national shortage and/or extreme weather.


In 2017, working with Blue Light organisations under Surrey and Sussex Emergency Services Collaboration Programme, the Council was able to aggregate its diesel fuel requirement with the wider group and procure a ‘purchase and delivery’ solution across the Surrey and Sussex area. Each organisation entered into their own contract with the winning supplier.


The contract for this arrangement is due to expire in September 2019 and a replacement contract will need to be procured.  It is anticipated that the collaborative group will once again aggregate their requirements to continue to maximise buying power across the area.


Anticipated annual spend for the Council is £250,000 p.a. The proposed contract length is 30 months.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/03/2019

Decision due: May 2019 by Director of Fire Service Operations and 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 author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



  • Head of Procurement and Contract Services
  • Principal Solicitor Commercial
  • Service Finance Manager
  • Fleet Manager
  • WSCC Sustainability Team



  • Partners of the Surrey and Sussex Emergency Services Collaboration Programme

·         External Suppliers

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: A Safe, Strong and Sustainable Place


Background papers

  • None