Decision details

Procurement of Fuel for the Council Fleet

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Executive:

a)  Confirmed the preferred procurement route of using an established framework agreement as set out paragraph 5.3 of the report;


b)  Delegated authority to procure and sign the necessary contracts to secure the fuel contract to the Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets, in consultation with the Executive Director for Place and Economy.


Reasons for Recommendation

·      The recommendation provides a cost-effective solution for the purchase of essential fuels and ensures the authority is compliant with its obligations under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the Council’s contract standing orders.

·      The proposed option will provide a reliable fuel supply, providing reliable services for North Northamptonshire residents.

·      The proposed framework route will allow flexibility to secure preferential fuel rates, including access to low carbon fuels should the Council choose to do so.


Alternative Options Considered: The only other realistic option would be to procure bulk orders via suppliers or rely on forecourt supplies. Neither of these options provide the cost benefits or greater security of supply presented via the recommended option.

Publication date: 27/09/2022

Date of decision: 15/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 05/10/2022

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