The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director – Enterprise, Community and Resources, which sought approval for the Council to be included in a national procurement exercise, in order to award contracts for the supply of Liquid Road Fuels to Council sites.
It was reported that the Council currently had a Liquid Road Fuel contract and a contract for the provision of Ad Blue in place, with a total expenditure in the region of £488,000 per annum. These contracts supplied Council sites with diesel and Ad Blue and were due to expire on 31 March 2022.
The business case in support of the request was presented to Members in the report. On the subject of climate change, it was noted that the Council was currently developing a Climate Change Action Plan, which would be published in the autumn of 2021. Part of this Action Plan would include plans to transition the Council’s fleet from petrol and diesel to lower emission vehicles. As this would take some time to complete, it was important to ensure ongoing service delivery in the meantime, so award of the above contracts was needed.
RESOLVED: That the Board approves the use of Procurement Standing Order 1.4.1, to allow the Council to use a Framework Agreement procured by a Central Purchasing Body (Crown Commercial Services) in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulation 2015, or order to award contracts for the supply of Liquid Road Fuels to Council sites.