Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Finance & Operations
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Council are looking to purchase 32 Light
Commercial Vehicles (Vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of no more
than 4.5 metric tonnes) over the next 4 years:
21-22 – 19 LCVs (these are likely to roll in 22-23 due to current lead times)
22-23 – 6 LCVs
24-25 – 2 LCVs
25-26 – 5 LCVs
To award a contract to Ford for the supply of
Light Commercial Vehicles for the next 4 years.
The Council have looked at a number of
procurement options and have identified the TPPL Framework
Agreement which is a framework that covers fleet requirements from
passenger vehicles up to 12.5t Commercial Vehicles. Lot 2 of the
agreement covers Light and Medium Commercial Vehicles up to 12.5t
and includes 20 suppliers and main dealerships.
As part of the framework tender process, bidders were evaluated on 70% cost and 30% quality. Successful companies were then ranked on the agreement from 1-20. Ford are current ranked number 1 meaning the Council are able to carry out a direct award appointment without the need to go through a lengthy tender process.
The Council’s Transport Manager has also held a number of discussions with Ford and he is satisfied that Ford can supply vehicles to our requirements over the next 4 years.
On this basis, the Council will carry out the direct award on the framework agreement to Ford.
Publication date: 19/10/2021
Date of decision: 11/10/2021