Cllr Nigel Moor, (Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning), sought approval to use the council’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure and award the passenger transport contracts referred to in the decision report and to provide feedback on the council’s progress in implementing transport related decisions agreed in July 2018. .
Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,
Authorise the Lead Commissioner: Community Infrastructure to:
1) Use the TDPS in accordance with its terms to undertake in each case a legally compliant procurement process to procure contracts between July 2019 and July 2021 for the provision of each of the local bus services set out in Table 1 of the published decision report;
2) Upon the conclusion of each of the procurement processes described in Recommendation 1 above, to award a contract to the highest scoring preferred provider in each case evaluated as offering the Council best value for money for delivery of the services in accordance with the TDPS requirements.
In the event that a preferred provider for a contract is either unable or unwilling to enter into a contract with the Council then the Lead Commissioner: Community Infrastructure is authorised to enter into such contract with the next willing, highest scoring, suitably qualified provider.