State Fleet Fueling Issues
State Fuel Card Services Contract
The CCG re-bid and awarded a contract for retail fueling and other vehicle related expenses. The card is a MasterCard and can be used at any location that accepts MasterCard. The CCG executed the contract with Comdata Corporation and TransMontaigne Services on February 26, 2006.
The contract term runs through August 31, 2009, with two one-year renewal options. The previous contract with Voyager has been extended through April 30, 2006, to allow for a smooth transition between vendors.
Through this contract with Comdata, rebates of 2.5 cents per gallon are available at over 3000 Texas locations. Also, a 2 cent per gallon rebate is available at over 150 Texas truck stop locations. For additional information about the Comdata fuel card and related services, visit their web site at www.iconnectdata.com . The State Office of Vehicle Fleet Management serves as the contract administrator.
Alternative Fuel Program
Government Code, Chapter 2158 requires state agencies, with fleets larger than 15 vehicles, to purchase alternative fuel capable vehicles and maintain at least 50 percent of its fleet on alternative fuels. OVFM is empowered to grant waivers to these requirements based on the conditions below:
- B1 Waiver: Agency vehicles will be operating in an area where neither the agency nor a supplier can establish adequate refueling.
- B2 Waiver: Agency is unable to obtain equipment to operate alternative fuel vehicles at no greater cost than the continued use of conventional fuels.
- B3 Waiver: Agency is unable to obtain equipment necessary to operate alternative fuel vehicles.
To apply for an alternative fuel waiver complete the appropriate form and return a signed copy, by mail or fax, to OVFM. The forms open in excel spreadsheets; spreadsheet fields colored in yellow are required, while fields in green should be completed as applicable to the specific request. Additional supporting documentation can be provided with the forms. Please contact OVFM with any questions regarding this process.