Decision details

Centre of Excellence New Electric Vehicles

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


As this is a direct award OED guidance states, decisions over £250k need to be approved by an Executive Director.


Fleet Services are seeking to award to Marshall Toyota a contract to provide 15 new electric vehicles, for the Centre of Excellence grant funded project.
This purchase is being undertaken in accordance with HCC and TPPL Vehicle Purchase Framework HCC1811097.
A Procurement Officer has been appointed to this project and the process being followed by Fleet Services has been approved by the Procurement Team.

Alternative options considered:

To launch the Centre of excellence project at the earliest opportunity new electric vehicles are required urgently. The decision to direct award was made as it was clear a full tender would not offer a different solution but would delay the award of the contract to such an extent that the vehicles would not be available. It is widely recognised there is a global shortage of new electric vehicles.

Publication date: 04/05/2022

Date of decision: 03/05/2022