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Liquid Fuels Framework Agreement

Contract ID: RM1013

Start Date: 12/08/2013

End Date: 11/08/2017

Description

This agreement for the bulk supply of liquid fuels is structured into four lot groups, with each lot group broken down into a regional lot structure.

  • Lot 1: the supply of all types of heating oil for example, gas oil, kerosene, biodiesel etc. 
  • Lot 2: the supply of automotive fuel including unleaded diesel and unleaded petrol
  • Lot 3: the supply of marine oil
  • Lot 4: a one stop shop where suppliers can offer all of the fuel types in lots 1 to 3 and national coverage. Aviation fuel can also be supplied under this lot. This lot will benefit larger customers who wish to aggregate all of their liquid fuel requirement, regardless of fuel type and delivery location, with one supplier.

To use this framework you will need to carry out a further competition in accordance with Schedule 5 of the framework agreement, details on how to do this can be found by clicking the “Access” tab below.

LocationLot Group 1
Heating Oil
 
Lot Group 2
Automotive Fuel
 
Lot Group 3
Marine Oil
 
Lot Group 4
Heating Oil,  Automotive Fuel, Marine Oil and Aviation Fuel
 
Scotland North101201301401
Scotland West102202
Scotland Central103203
Scotland South104204
England North West105205
England North East106206
England Midlands107207
England East Anglia108208
England London and South East109209
England South110210
England South West111211
South Wales112212
North Wales113213
Northern Ireland114214302402

Details of the suppliers awarded to each lot can be seen by opening the List of Suppliers in the 'Documents' tab below or via the 'Lot Details' tab.

Benefits

  • Flexible framework which meets the needs of a diverse range of customers.
  • Lotting structure which delivers options for regional customers and the needs of larger customers looking for a national supplier.
  • Choice of clear and transparent pricing options.
  • Weekly pricing issued by us.
  • Discount on early payment options.
  • Contract management ensuring service levels and KPIs are met.
  • Comprehensive management information.
  • Extensive product range.
  • Availability of additional services such as supplier managed inventory, supplier managed replenishment, fuel cards and price hedging.

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Access

You will need to carry out a further competition in accordance with Schedule 5 of the Liquid Fuels Framework Agreement to find the most suitable supplier to meet your needs.

If you have a basic requirement for delivery of fuel against the standard terms and conditions of the Call-Off Agreement, we will run a further competition on your behalf. 

To do this:

  1. Complete the site addition template and short order form and send it to LiquidFuel[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk. Use the Guidance notes to assist with completion of the site addition template.
  2. We will run a further competition among all capable suppliers and carry out an evaluation on price.
  3. We will notify you of the lowest bid supplier and seek your agreement to award a call off contract on your behalf to the supplier. 

If you have a more complex requirement, for example if you require additional services or wish to include special terms in addition to the standard terms and conditions of the Call-Off Agreement, you will need to run you own further competition. To do this:

  1. Develop your statement of requirements.
  2. Refine the template call off Terms to reflect the goods and services you require (any refinement must not conflict with any provision of the Framework Agreement).
  3. Identify the capable suppliers from the list of suppliers and invite them to tender.
  4. Evaluate the tenders applying  the appropriate criteria in accordance with Schedule 6 of the Framework Agreement.
  5. Award a Call-Off Agreement by sending a completed Order Form and Call-Off Agreement to the successful supplier.
  6. Receive signed copy of the Call Off Agreement from the supplier.
  7. Sign the Call-Off Agreement and issue a notice to the supplier.

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Savings

The price paid pence per litre for delivered fuel under this framework is made up of:

  • Commodity price of the fuel
  • Duty
  • Supplier margin
  • Management charge

Under this framework the commodity element of the price of the fuel purchased is calculated by reference to the Platts Index which can change on a daily basis. You have an option of selecting either daily or weekly lagged prices. Daily lagged prices are charged at the Platts close of business price on the day before the day of delivery. Weekly lagged prices are charged as an average of the daily prices in the week preceding the week of delivery.  

A savings methodology has been approved to assess the savings made by customers having access to this flexible pricing rather than having a fixed price for the commodity element of the price.

In the last year of the previous Liquid Fuels framework savings were assessed at 3.5% of total spend.

Some suppliers have offered discounts on the supplier margin where customers can pay within a shorter timescale than the standard 30 day payment terms or by direct debit.

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Background

This framework agreement was developed in order to replace the previous Liquid Fuels framework agreement which expired in May 2013. This framework covered an annual spend in the region of £240m and served over 400 customers with a combined total of over 6,000 sites taking liquid fuels deliveries. 

This framework was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and Procurement Scotland. Customer and supplier engagement was carried out prior to commencing the procurement activity in order to ensure that customer requirements were addressed and that innovation and savings opportunities were included in the requirement.

 

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 16 - click here to view suppliers
101 Heating Oil Scotland North Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
102 Heating Oil Scotland West Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
103 Heating Oil Scotland Central Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
104 Heating Oil Scotland South Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
105 Heating Oil England North West Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
106 Heating Oil England North East Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
107 Heating Oil England Midlands Energy 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
108 Heating Oil England East Anglia Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
109 Heating Oil England London and South East Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
110 Heating Oil England South Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
111 Heating Oil England South West Energy 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
112 Heating Oil South Wales Energy 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
113 Heating Oil North Wales Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
114 Heating Oil Northern Ireland Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
201 Automotive Fuel Scotland North Energy 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
202 Automotive Fuel Scotland West Energy 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
203 Automotive Fuel Scotland Central Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
204 Automotive Fuel Scotland South Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
205 Automotive Fuel England North West Energy 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
206 Automotive Fuel England North East Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
207 Automotive Fuel England Midlands Energy 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
208 Automotive Fuel England East Anglia Energy 4 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
209 Automotive Fuel England London and South East Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
210 Automotive Fuel England South Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
211 Automotive Fuel England South West Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
212 Automotive Fuel South Wales Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
213 Automotive Fuel North Wales Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
214 Automotive Fuel Northern Ireland Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
301 Marine Oil UK excluding Northern Ireland Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
302 Marine Oil Northern Ireland Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
401 One Stop Shop UK excluding Northern Ireland Energy 5 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017
402 One Stop Shop Northern Ireland Energy 3 - click here to view suppliers 11/08/2017

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Rachel Zabari

liquidfuel@crowncommercial.gov.uk

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