Decision details

Liquid Fuel Procurement

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report seeking approval to enter into new contracts for fuel supplies.


The report noted that the Council currently spent in the region of £510k per year on liquid fuel supplies to support the corporate fleet for the provision of services.  The majority of fuel was procured through a framework agreement managed by Crown Commercial Services (CCS) reducing risk and ensuring lowest price, through aggregating purchasing with other CCS customers. The report sought permission to enter into a new framework agreement with CCS in November 2019 to ensure best possible cost and supply was retained. 


The report explained that the proposed arrangements were for a flexible contract which enabled the Council to reduce the amount of fuel procured, as it began a programme to replace fuel powered vehicles with electric vehicles and to cease the use of oil to fuel heating in buildings. The contract would not commit the Council to purchasing a minimum amount of fuel.


Resolved –


(1)     That the Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services, in consultation with the Assistant Director of Procurement & Contracts, be authorised to enter into the recommended fuel supply contracts for diesel petrol and gas oil for the period November 2019 to 31 March 2022, through the Crown Commercial Services framework R3081 Liquid Fuels;


(2)     That the development of targets and policies to reduce the use of fossil fuels for powering vehicles and buildings in the Council’s operations be endorsed.

Publication date: 05/12/2019

Date of decision: 18/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2019 - Policy Committee

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