Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.(Tenders & Services Online)

Closing Date: 02/05/2005

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has a requirement to obtain multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) to support Fire and Rescue Service activities in the UK.

The vehicles must meet the following criteria:

* Capable of transportation, deployment and recovery by an existing 26 tonne prime mover/module combination;

* Manoeuvrable across all types of terrain, both on and off road, including rubble pile and soft ground;

* Possess four wheel drive and four wheel steering;

* Capable of carrying more than one operator;

* Possess roll over and falling object protection for the vehicle operators;

* Capable of lifting equipment and debris beyond safe manual handling limits;

* Possess a lift height in excess of two metres;

* Capable of transporting equipment from base point to site of incident, and recovery;

* Capable of clearing a path through debris in order to ensure safe and rapid access/egress of personnel and equipment to and from site of incident,

In addition, the contractor will be required to provide full support services (including, but not necessarily restricted to, training, maintenance, spares provision) for the lifetime of the vehicles' use. …

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