Decision details

Award of the tender to supply 2 chassis cabs

Decision Maker: Managing Director of Place and Growth - Tim Atkins

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To award a contract to Guests Truck and Van Ltd. to


2 No. 3.5t Chassis Cabs c/w Low Floor Grounds Maintenance Bodies @

£47,655.00 each plus vat and RFL and 1st Reg Fee of £345.00 each

Total Capital Expenditure @ £96,000.00

Reasons for the decision:

On this year’s vehicle replacement plan there are two small vans, a Ford

Transit Connect and a Ford Transit Beavertail registration number

VO09TVX. VK04GAX has already been disposed of as it was beyond

economical repair, VO09TVX is now 13 years old and at the end of its

natural life.


Although there are electric chassis cabs available on the market at the

current time, the payloads that are achieved when fitting the above[1]mentioned body type is vastly reduced due to the weight of the body, this

makes this unfeasible for the operation that these vehicles are required to



These vehicles are fitted with the latest Euro 6 diesel engines, which can run

on HVO fuels vastly reducing tailpipe emissions and in addition, will be fitted

with telematics and driver behaviour software to monitor how the vehicle are

being driven

Alternative options considered:

Officers have considered whether the service could continue to be delivered

without these vehicles and concluded that it could not.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Officers and the cabinet member agree there is a need to procure the



Internal consultation has taken place. The Cabinet Member waste,

recycling and street services have been consulted.

Contact: Tim Atkins, Managing Director Place and Growth 01242 264103 Email:

Publication date: 17/06/2022

Date of decision: 17/06/2022