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£10 million plan for new system of purchasing ULEV vehicles for Nottingham council

Nottingham City Council has released a comprehensive document outlining its plans to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) and Hybrid type vehicles.

The document details the Council’s strategy to make the city greener, cleaner, and more sustainable and asks permission to continue with the below plans.

The detail will be discussed at the Commissioning and Procurement Executive Committee meeting on 12 September.

Key Highlights

Financial Commitment

The Council has earmarked a total value of £10,000,000 for this initiative, spread over 10 years, amounting to £1,000,000 per annum. The decision affects all wards in the city and aligns with the Council’s key outcomes, including achieving carbon neutrality by 2028.

Scope and Flexibility

The DPS will consist of eight lots, covering a wide range of vehicles from cars, light commercial vehicles, minibuses, to large goods vehicles and even scooters and motorcycles. This system will be open to all UK public sector contracting authorities and will allow for both supply and maintenance.

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Benefits Over Existing Systems

The DPS offers several advantages over the existing framework, including the ability for new providers to join at any time, constant competitive tension, and flexibility in pricing. It also allows the Council to share the risk of market volatility with the supply chain.

Legal and Financial Safeguards

The Council has put in place mechanisms to manage supplier performance and mitigate risks related to market volatility. The procurement process will be compliant with the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Recommendations and Delegated Authority

The Council recommends undertaking a procurement process to establish the ULEV DPS and has delegated authority to the Corporate Director for Communities, Environment, and Resident Services for its implementation.

Conclusion

This move by Nottingham City Council seems a significant step towards a more sustainable future for the city. By establishing a DPS for ULEVs and Hybrid vehicles, the Council is not only making a financial commitment but also offering a flexible and competitive system that can adapt to market changes and technological advancements.

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