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Supplier Consultation - UK Fire and Rescue Vehicles (Pumping Appliances, Aerials and Special Vehicles).

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority
Service Headquarters, The Knowle, Clyst St George
For the attention of: Bridget Phillips
EX3 0NW Exeter
Telephone: +44 01392872524

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Supplier Consultation - UK Fire and Rescue Vehicles (Pumping Appliances, Aerials and Special Vehicles).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (on behalf of the Chief Fire
Officers Association (CFOA) National Procurement Group and Transport Officers
Group) is leading a procurement project to implement a framework agreement,
specifically for the United Kingdom Fire Sector, for Pumping Appliances, Aerial
Appliances and Special Vehicles.
The proposed high level scope of the framework agreement is (subject to change):
- Prime Contractors for new Pumping Appliances, Aerials and Special Vehicles (with flexibility to free issue the chassis to the Prime Contractor), to include installed equipment
- Conversion and refurbishment services of existing Pumping Appliances, Aerials and Special Vehicles
- After sales support (vehicle maintenance, damage repairs, parts, training etc.)
The vehicles that are captured within the scope are as follows (subject to change):
- Pumping Appliances:
o Light Pumping Appliances (GVW up to 7.5 tonnes)
o Medium Pumping Appliances (GVW 7.5 to 15 tonnes)
o Super Pumping Appliances (GVW over 15 tonnes)
- Aerial Appliances:
o Turntable Ladders
o Hydraulic Platforms
o Aerial Ladder Platforms (ALP)
o Combined Aerial and Rescue Pump (CARP)/ Combined Aerial Rescue Appliance (CARA)
- Special Vehicles:
o Specialist Rescue Vehicles/Units
o Off Road Vehicles
o Bulk Fluid Carriers
o Prime Movers
o National Resilience Vehicles
o Hose Layers
o Incident Support Vehicles
o General Purpose Vehicles e.g. Environment Protection Units, Incident Support Units, Driver Training Vehicles etc.
o Specialist Training Vehicles
The Contracting Authorities who will have access to the framework agreement will be confirmed within the Contract Notice. It is likely that it will be available to:
- All Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) within the United Kingdom - Please see attached link for a list of these FRS‘s:
- The Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation
- The Home Office
- Suppliers or Organisations who are the acting agent and responsible for/manage vehicle procurement on behalf of any of the above named organisations will also have access to the framework agreement.
The estimated value of the framework agreement will be provided in Contract Notice. It is estimated that the Contract Notice (call for competition) will be published in September/October 2016. The target date for the framework to go live is February 2017.
Further information is provided within the Supplier Consultation Questionnaire.


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34144200, 34100000, 34114000, 34144000, 50117000, 32441300, 34000000, 34144210, 34144213, 35110000, 42122110, 42415320, 44480000, 50100000, 50110000, 50117100, 34200000, 35412500, 35710000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Purpose of this Prior Information Notice:
The purpose of this Prior Information Notice is to invite suppliers to complete a Supplier Consultation Questionnaire. This pre-market engagement activity provides suppliers the opportunity to inform the development and ongoing management of the future framework agreement.
The Supplier Consultation Process:

The supplier consultation is being run via the Bluelight e-tendering portal (EU Supply). Suppliers are able to access the Supplier Consultation Questionnaire via the following link: and by searching with the keywords ‘Fire and Rescue Vehicles’. The supplier consultation should then appear for you to be able to accept the invitation. Upon your acceptance, you will automatically have access to the questionnaire within the ‘Access Documents’ section. Please note that you have to be registered within the e-tendering portal and logged in to be able to accept the invitation. Suppliers are able to register (registration is free of charge) via the following link:;=BLUELIGHT

Completed questionnaires should be submitted via the messaging area of the e-tendering portal by the deadline of 14:00 on Friday 15.4.2016.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Supplier Consultation - UK Fire and Rescue Vehicles (Pumping Appliances, Aerials and Special Vehicles)
1)Short description:
The framework agreement will contain multiple lots, however, for the purpose of this Prior Information Notice (for the supplier consultation) there is a single lot.
All identified CPV codes have been captured within section II.5).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: