Issue details

Procurement of replacement wheelchair accessible mini buses

The Council operates a Fleet Assessment Management Plan that details the vehicles and equipment due for replacement over a rolling 5 year period.


During 2020/21 there is a requirement to replace a number of wheelchair accessible minibuses used to support the provision of school transport as well as some adult services operations.


Within the scope of this decision there are 33 vehicles due for replacement.


It is proposed that the procurement is carried out using an external, multi-supplier Framework Agreement using an agreed specification.


Delivery of the vehicles would be expected during Financial Year 2020/21.


The value for this purchase is approximately £2,000,000 and will be funded via the Council’s Capital Programme. The Council is currently developing a transition plan to look at ways of re-profiling the fleet, through the replacement programme, to take account of evolving strategies on electric vehicles and carbon targets.



The Chief Fire Officer will be asked to agree; the commencement of a procurement using an external Framework Agreement to replace  wheelchair accessible minibuses.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/10/2019

Decision due: 31 December 2019 by Chief Fire Officer

Lead member: Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, 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 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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