Decision details

Establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System for the Procurement of Transport Contracts

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cllr Nigel Moor, (Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning), sought approval to conclude the establishment of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Transport Services.


Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,




Delegate authority to the Lead Commissioner - Community Infrastructure to:


1)    Conduct a public procurement law compliant procurement process for  the establishment of a ten year Dynamic Purchasing System (“DPS”) for the provision of passenger transport services commencing February 2020;


2)    Admit or remove suppliers from the DPS during its ten year term in accordance with the selection criteria or any revised selection criteria set out in the DPS;


3)    Procure transport services, using the DPS, from providers of Passenger Transport Services (including Home to School Transport Services and Social Care Transport Services) and award contracts for such services up to the value of £499,999 in aggregate in respect of any single contract award PROVIDED that the Lead Commissioner - Community Infrastructure reports back to Cabinet on an annual basis throughout the term of the DPS with  details of the aggregate value of all contracts that were awarded using the DPS in the previous year and,


4)    Procure contracts for the supply of transport services during financial year 2019/2020 (whose estimated aggregate values shall equal £18m) from operators admitted to the existing DPS and the proposed new DPS; contracts for transport services required by the council in subsequent financial years shall be the subject of separate Cabinet decisions.

Publication date: 24/07/2019

Date of decision: 24/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/08/2019

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