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Fleet Framework

Request

  1. Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and were successful and not successful at the PQQ and ITT stages.
  2. Contract values of each framework/contract (and any sub lots), year to date.
  3. Start date and duration of framework.
  4. Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?
  5. Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?

 

Response

  1. I confirm that Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service does have the names of the suppliers who applied for and were successful or not successful at PQQ stage but we are refusing the Freedom of Information request under section Section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – trade secrets and prejudice to commercial interests - which provides that information is exempt if compliance with the request would prejudice or would be likely to prejudice someone's commercial interests. The rationale for the refusal is as follows:
     

    The names of the suppliers who applied for and were successful or not successful at PQQ stage were not placed in the public domain.Disclosure of the names of the suppliers would be, or would be likely to be, prejudicial to the commercial activities of a person (an individual, a company, the public authority itself or any other legal entity) because they operate within a competitive environment (where other suppliers are also seeking to sell similar products and services) and the renewal of the Framework and contracts in 2018 are currently under review.
     

    Section 43 exemptions are qualified exemptions, subject to the public interest test. The balance of the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs that of disclosing the information. The renewal of the Framework and contracts in 2018 are currently under review and, since suppliers operate within a competitive environment (where other suppliers are also seeking to sell similar products and services) it is undesirable for the names of the suppliers who applied for and were successful or not successful at PQQ stage to be disclosed as this could have an adverse impact on the interest from suppliers in the renewal of the Framework and contracts.
     

    However, we can include the names of the suppliers who were successful at ITT stage (no suppliers were unsuccessful at this stage) as this information is already in the public domain and details were published in the OJEU Notices which we've attached for Lot 1 Fire Vehicles and Lot 4 Emergency Rescue Equipment.
     

    Those suppliers successful at ITT stage are as follows:
     

    Fire Vehicles – Suppliers Successful at ITT Stage Emergency Rescue Equipment – Suppliers Successful at ITT Stage

    Amdac Carmichael Ltd (now Carmichael Support Services Ltd)

    Angloco Ltd

    Bott Ltd

    Emergency One (UK) Ltd

    Iturri SA

    John Dennis Coachbuilders Ltd

    Supacat Ltd (now SC Innovation)

    WH Bence Coachworks Ltd

    Pick-up Systems Ltd

    Angloco Ltd

    Angus Fire

    Clan Tools & Plant Limited

    Godiva Limited

    Holmatro UK Limited

    John Dennis Coachbuilders Limited

    KTC Fire Limited

    Lyon Equipment Limited

    Supply Plus Limited

    Vimpex Limited

    Weber Rescue UK Limited

    Pleashe note that the remainder of the Lots which were included in the original Contract Notice for the Fleet Options Framework were withdrawn and not tendered.

  2. Fire Vehicles confirmed contracts: £60.6 million.

    Emergency Rescue Equipment confirmed contracts: £1.05 million.

  3. Duration of the Fire Vehicles Framework 4 years: 21.06.14 to 20.06.18

    Duration of the Emergency Rescue Equipment 4 years: 01.01.15 to 31.12.18

  4. Under EU Procurement legislation there are no extension clauses permissible with a Framework.

  5. The renewal is currently under review.