Babcock named preferred bidder for London Fire Brigade fleet management contract
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) has named Babcock as the preferred bidder on a 21 year contract to manage London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) vehicle fleet. This follows the successful delivery of an interim fleet management contract awarded to Babcock by LFEPA in November 2012.
Following the LFEPA announcement on April 1st there will be a mandatory 10 day standstill period before final contract award. The contract is expected to become operational on 13 November 2014.
Over the 21 year contract period, Babcock will be working with LFB, the UK’s largest fire and rescue service, to manage and improve availability of its fleet of 500 vehicles and 50,000 pieces of specialist equipment across Greater London.
As part of Babcock’s commitment to LFB, investment will be made in operational premises at an existing site in Ruislip and at a new facility in Greenwich. This will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the management and maintenance of the fleet as well as enabling greater community engagement.
This new contract will build on Babcock’s long-term partnership with LFB. Since 2011 Babcock has been developing and delivering enhanced training programmes and new world-class training facilities to LFB as part of a 25 year contract.
Peter Rogers, Chief Executive of Babcock, commented: “We are delighted to have been chosen as preferred bidder for this contract, which reflects our ability to provide market-leading support to the emergency services. We look forward to working in partnership with the London Fire Brigade, supporting its delivery of vital services to make London a safer city and sustaining its status as a world-class fire and rescue service.”