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Decision details

Fleet Vehicle Replacement Programme

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the jobshare

Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Brenda Dacres,

the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:


(1) the immediate purchase of 65 vehicles for the 2019 - 2021 Fleet vehicle

replacement programme, be approved as set out;


(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Customer Services to

purchase a further 10 (passenger services vehicles) for the 2019 – 2021 Fleet

vehicle replacement programme subject to the outcome of the travel and

transport review;


(3) the results of the finance options appraisal, which recommends the

outright purchase of vehicles via a mechanism of external borrowing be noted;


(4) external borrowing for the 2019/20 replacement programme for up to 75

vehicles, through the Public Works Loan Board, be approved;


(5) the use of The Procurement Partnership (TPPL) to utilise the NEPO and

BN&S frameworks for the supply of specialist vehicles through the running of

a mini-competition under these framework agreements for the vehicles

required be approved;


(6) owing to the tight timescales in delivery of the vehicles and uncertainty

around Brexit that the final award to the successful suppliers be delegated to

the Executive Director of Customer Services for ordering over the summer

period; and


(7) officers should develop an approach to provide a comprehensive vehicle

replacement programme for future years.

Publication date: 11/07/2019

Date of decision: 10/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Mayor and Cabinet

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