Issue details

Arrangements for Fire Service Fleet Management provision from July 2020

In 2016 the Council combined its fleet management function, with one team overseeing the purchase, commissioning, maintenance and disposal of fleet assets (vehicles and equipment).


Currently the light fleet (cars, vans and standard minibuses) is maintained by an external supplier. The contract for this service will expire on 30 June 2020. The specialist fleet (accessible minibuses and fire appliances) are maintained internally using the Council’s workshop facilities.


Following a review of how the maintenance function currently operates, there is an opportunity to insource the maintenance of the light fleet (approximately 350 vehicles) in order to best utilise internal resources and facilities and achieve savings on the cost of labour and parts.


This decision begins the transition process, ensuring the systems and staff are in place for full mobilisation on 1 July 2020.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/05/2019

Decision due: 28 June 2019 by Chief Fire Officer

Lead director: Gavin Watts

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

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the 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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