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DN 03-28-03/2023 – Fleet Telematics – North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Commissioner has decided to approve investment in the purchase of a telematics capability for the Fire and Rescue Service fleet.

DN 03-28-03/2023      Date 28.03.23 

Fleet Telematics – North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Commissioner has decided to approve investment in the purchase of a telematics capability for the Fire and Rescue Service fleet.

Background

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service currently has no telematics capability, which impairs the efficient management of the fleet. The lack of factual information complicates fleet planning and alignment with key strategic priorities such as the Risk and Resource Model.

To support the delivery of the fleet strategy, a fleet telematics solution will be purchased and implemented across the vehicle fleet. This will deliver benefits including improved value for money, achieved through more proactive servicing of vehicles due to the availability of real time mileage, and the more efficient and effective use of vehicles.

An initial investment of around £66,000 will be required to fund the purchase and installation of a telematics solution, alongside a recurring revenue investment of around £21,500 per year.

Decision Record

The Commissioner has decided to invest around £66,000 to fund the purchase and installation of a telematics solution for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, alongside a recurring revenue investment of around £21,500 per year for the ongoing support of the system.

Zoë Metcalfe

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

Statutory Officer Advice

Legal, Management and Equality Implications

The Commissioner’s Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer, having read this report and having considered such information as has been provided at the time of being asked to express this view, is satisfied that this report does not ask the Commissioner to make a decision which would (or would be likely to) give rise to a contravention of the law.

Simon Dennis

Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

Financial and Commercial

The Commissioner’s Chief Finance Officer and S151 Officer has advised that the funding to support this proposal was included in the Medium Financial Plan that the Commissioner approved in February 2023 and therefore is affordable within current resources.

 

Michael Porter

Chief Finance Officer

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