Issue details

Award of Contract for Diesel Fuel

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/08/2019

Decision due: September 2019 by Chief Fire Officer

Lead member: Neil Stocker, Chief Fire Officer

Lead director: Neil Stocker

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

Consultation process

Representation can be made to the decision maker via the officer contact.



·       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 Sustainable Place


Background papers

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