Public Sector Passenger Transport Services - Taxi & Coaches

A choice of national and regional passenger transport solutions like taxis, coaches, minibuses  and private hire vehicles including executive cars and limousines.  

Description

This agreement offers a wide range of transport solutions used by the central government, the wider public sector and third sector customers. These solutions include taxis, coaches, minibuses, buses and private hire vehicles such as executive cars and limousines.

Customers can find relevant suppliers through a filtering system in the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). 

The agreement covers:

  • school travel
  • business travel
  • community travel
  • vulnerable adults and children services
  • non emergency hospital transportation
  • prisoner transport services.

New suppliers can apply to join at any time throughout the lifetime of the agreement. When you register as a supplier please use the DUNS number option. This is a flexible, easy-to-use and OJEU compliant system.

Benefits

  • new suppliers can apply to join at any point, increasing your choice
  • agile approach to meet the changing needs of government and the public sector
  • filtering system to enable customers to select appropriate suppliers
  • allows you to filter suppliers by region and borough to meet specific location needs
  • flexibility to build your own unique specifications, competitions and contracts to suit your needs
  • supports localism and social value

Products and suppliers

Please read the 'How to buy' tab below for detailed instructions on how to find out which suppliers are on this framework.

Lot 1: Public Sector Passenger Transport Services - Taxi & Coaches

Expires:

How to buy

  1. Register as a buyer. Note: although pages are headed ‘Supplier registration’ this is also where you can register as a buyer.
  2. Once you have access navigate to the Passenger Transport DPS access as a buyer and agree to the terms of use.
  3. You now have 2 options:
    1. View all appointed suppliers.
    2. Create a filter of suppliers who can meet your requirements:
  4. From here access as a buyer and agree to the terms of use. On the far right-hand side at the bottom of the page you will see an Options heading, under here you can click to create a new category export. This is how you filter the suppliers that can meet your requirements.
  5. Use the filtering tool to specify your transport requirements, including geographical region(s). This will create a list of capable suppliers.
  6. You can save this category where you will return to a manage your category exports page, and all your saved filer exercises will show.
  7. Export the list of suppliers to see supplier and contact details (export is to an Excel spreadsheet).
  8. Exit the DPS.
  9. Use the list to run a further competition. You can use a Capability Assessment to identify the suppliers that can meet your requirements
  10. Invite the suppliers identified by the DPS to bid against your detailed specification, evaluation criteria and contract format
    • The list is valid for only 2 working days, because new suppliers may apply to join at any point. If your further competition excludes eligible suppliers it potentially breaches procurement regulations. Obtain a fresh supplier list (steps 4 to 6) if you don’t use your list within 2 working days.
    • You can use CCS’s eSourcing tool to run a further competition. The tool is free to use for public sector buyers.
  11. Allow at least 10 working days for supplier responses, or longer for more complex requirements.
  12. Evaluate the responses.
  13. Request from winning supplier(s) any required evidence that they can meet your requirements. Set them a deadline for submitting evidence of 2 working days.
  14. If you’re satisfied with the evidence, award the contract
  15. Where appropriate, notify of the award on Contracts Finder

More detailed guidance is available in the attached documents.