Procurement Freedom of Information Request (HQ/PA/633/17)

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My questions relate to value for money and cleaner air. As part of the ever increasing concerns with the air quality in the UK, the use of diesel fuelled engines are becoming increasingly less desirable. The Government are beginning to impose sanctions against diesel fuelled vehicles but there are other devices, such as generators, that are used.
Should the Service continue investing money in products that damage the public health of the country? Please can you provide the answers to the questions below?

  1. How many diesel fuelled generators do you have as either primary, back-up or mobile solutions?
  2. What is the output rated power for each unit purchase and or in operation?
  3. If know was there a consideration to the carbon foot print of the generators at the time of purchase? 
  4. What was the per generator capital cost for each diesel fuelled generator made in the last 10 years?
  5. What are you operating costs and maintenance regimes for these devices?
  6. Do you have issues with their reliability or performance?
  7. What is the expected replacement plan for diesel fuelled generators currently deployed in service?
  8. Are you considering opting for an alternative solution such as hydrogen fuelled generators (Fuel Cell technology)?
  9. What would be the principle replacement criteria if any when you planned to replace the current diesel fuelled generators?
  10. Are there any know regulations or pending legislation that will impact your decision to purchase an alternative environmental clean: zero emission and low noise solution?

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