Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. These contracts will facilitate the purchase of replacement vehicles within 2018 and will enable Fleet Services to deliver operational vehicles as required to support the Vehicle Replacement Programme.
1.2. The DMPC approved the procurement initiation in June 2017 (PCD226) as part of the trial of Zero Emission Propulsion Projects.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. The adoption of hydrogen fuelled new vehicles detailed within this tender will result in zero emission of harmful pollutants over the previous vehicles in operational use. There will therefore be positive environmental impacts associated with the renewal process.
2.2. The purchase of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars will support the Mayor’s commitment to improve air quality in London. The introduction of the 550 ultra-low emission vehicles will be implemented in three phases and the first will target the five Mayor’s Low Emission Neighbourhoods so that the MPS will contribute to tackling local air quality issues.
3. Financial Comments
3.1. This contract is valued at £2.6M over the 4-year period and the funding for this contract is incorporated within the approved Fleet Capital Programme 2017-2021.
4. Legal Comments
4.1. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is a contracting authority as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). Public contracts for goods and services valued at £184,302 or above must be procured in accordance with MOPAC governance and the regulations. This report confirms the value of proposed contract exceeds this threshold and, accordingly, the regulations are engaged.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. There are no negative equality or diversity implications arising from this procurement process.
6. Background/supporting papers