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Arle Court Transport Hub Bus Service and Cafe Concessionary Contracts

27/03/2024 - Arle Court Transport Hub Bus Service and Cafe Concessionary Contracts

Cllr Philip Robinson, on behalf of himself and Cllr David Gray, sought Cabinet approval to procure and award the following:

1. A seven-year contract for a high frequency bus service to serve the new Arle Court Transport Hub. The proposed contract shall operate for an initial period of seven years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than three years.

2. A ten-year concession contract, with up to a five-year extension to operate a café concession at the new Arle Court Transport Hub.

 

Having considered all the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to:

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process, via the current transport dynamic purchasing system in respect of a contract for the supply of a high frequency park and ride bus service between Arle Court Transport Hub and Cheltenham Town Centre. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of seven years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than three years;

2. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer;

3. To undertake a review of passenger demand before the end of the initial two-year contract period to decide the most efficient frequency and identify the necessary funding during years three to ten; and,

 

4. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the contract for a further period of not more three years on the expiry of the initial seven-year term.

And

Delegate authority to the Executive Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to:

5. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a concession contract to fit out and operate a café at the Arle Court Transport Hub. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of ten years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than five years;

6. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer; and

7. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the contract for a further period of not more five years on the expiry of the initial ten-year term.