Cllr Dave Norman sought approval to procure up to 3 new specialist vehicles for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue (GFRS) over the 2-year period commencing September 2022.
Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and
Delegates authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure, in consultation with Chief Fire Officer and the Cabinet Member for Fire, Community Safety and Libraries to:
1. Conduct two mini-competition processes under the National Fire Chiefs Council Emergency Response Vehicle Framework Agreement (managed by Devon and Somerset FRS) in respect of two call-off contracts. Each such contract shall be for the supply of one specialist vehicle (HIAB Vehicle & Aerial Ladder platform) with a Euro 6 and greener technology engines which will be used to replace the current fleet of more polluting Euro 3/4/5 engine vehicles during the two-year period commencing September 2022.
2. Conduct a mini competition process under the YPO 960 Specialist Vehicle Framework Agreement in respect of a call-off contract for the supply of a full specification Incident Command Unit (ICU) vehicle. Such vehicle shall be equipped with a Euro 6, greener technology engine which will be used to replace the current polluting Euro 3/4/5 engine ICU vehicle during the two-year period commencing September 2022.
3. Award such call-off contracts to the preferred tenderer(s).