Decision details

To award a contract to Motus Commercials Ltd to supply 1 x Isuzu CWS Recycling Stillage Vehicle

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Waste, Recycling and Street Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To award a contract to Motus Commercials Ltd to supply 1 x  Isuzu N75 150 7.5t Chassis c/w CWS Recycling Stillage Vehicle for £115,542 plus VAT and RFL and 1st Registration Fee @ £220.00 Total cost is £115,762.00


Procurement was undertaken by Ubico via the TPPL framework.

Reasons for the decision:

Ubico, the Councils environmental services provider partner, operate the Council owned waste and recycling fleet which collect waste and recycling across the borough.  On this years vehicle replacement plan there is a 7.5t Mitsubishi Fuso Recycling Vehicle, DK57 HZX which is due for replacement as it is now 16 year old , becoming more un-reliable and more costly to repair.


This vehicle will be fitted with the latest Euro 6 diesel engine and be fuelled by HVO not diesel.  In addition this vehicle will be fitted with eco driving telematics to deliver more efficient driving techniques which will further reduce carbon emissions and raise mpg.


The Cabinet report approving the use of HVO instead of diesel to support net zero dated 30 November 2021 refers.  The report also acknowledges that HVO is an interim step until, in the long term, charging infrastructure is available at the depot site for the whole fleet of heavy vehicles.


Procurement was undertaken by Ubico via the TPPL framework.

Alternative options considered:

Officers have considered whether the service could continue to be delivered without this vehicle and concluded that it could not.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Officers and the cabinet member support the decision being taken to replace this vehicle.


Internal consultation has taken place with the relevant officers and the cabinet member waste, recycling and street services.

Publication date: 11/05/2023

Date of decision: 11/05/2023

Effective from: 20/05/2023

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