Procurement: liquid fuels framework

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the framework agreement.

Who can access: all public sector who participated in CCS procurement competition
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 01 April 2023 to 31 March 2025 (with an option of 2 x 12 month extension periods)
Category: utilities - National


A national collaborative contract for the bulk supply of liquid fuels.

This is a collaborative contract, not a framework agreement, therefore there is no facility for public bodies to call-off or run mini competitions.

What is in scope 

This contract covers:

Heating oil

  • gas oil class A2 (agricultural or heating purposes)
  • heating oil substitute
  • kerosene
  • gas oil class D

Automotive fuel

  • adblue
  • petrol
  • diesel

Marine oil

  • marine oil

Who can use this

Only those public bodies who participated as part of the CCS procurement exercise in February 2023.

Note: If you are a new public body with a significant requirement please contact


The benefits of this contract include:

  • across all suppliers, employees are paid at least the Scottish Living Wage
  • suppliers provide employee opportunities for learning and development
  • lowest possible price for delivery of liquid fuel across the whole of Scotland
  • clear and transparent pricing
  • comprehensive management information
  • improved customer service
  • consistent quality of product
  • reliance/continuity of supply/regional coverage
  • community benefits
  • fixed successful bidders margin for entire agreement term, including any extensions
  • weekly Platts pricing provided to monitor spend


  • Certas trading as Scottish Fuels Ltd
  • Highland Fuels Ltd

Further information

Framework documents, including all relevant Framework Agreements can be found on the CCS website

To add or change an existing delivery site, please contact:

Liquid Fuels Framework - Buyer's Guide: June 2023


Billy Lawson
Senior Portfolio Specialist
Mobile: 07465 699 654

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