Public Sector Passenger Transport Services - Taxi & Coaches

A choice of national and regional passenger transportation solutions including taxis and coaches.

Description

This agreement offers a range of transportation solutions including taxis and coaches used by the central government, the wider public sector and third sector customers.

The framework covers:

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

The framework uses a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which helps customers find relevant suppliers through a filtering system.

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. Navigate to the Passenger Transport DPS Agree to the terms of use
  3. You now have 2 options:
    1. View appointed suppliers
    2. Click on the link to create a new category export. This is how you filter the suppliers that can meet your requirements
  4. Use the filtering tool to specify your transport requirements, including geographical region(s). This will create a list of capable suppliers
  5. Export the list of suppliers and contact details (export is to an Excel spreadsheet).  Save the list for future reference
  6. Use the list to run a further competition. Option of using a Capability Assessment to identify the suppliers that can meet your requirements
  7. Invite the suppliers identified by the DPS to bid against your detailed specification, evaluation criteria and contract format
    1. 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 3.2 to 5) if you don’t use your list within 2 working days
    2. You can use CCS’s eSourcing tool to run a further competition. The tool is free to use for public sector buyers
  8. Allow at least 10 working days for supplier responses, or longer for more complex requirements
  9. Evaluate the responses
  10. 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
  11. If you’re satisfied with the evidence, award the contract
  12. Where appropriate, notify of the award on Contracts Finder
  13. More detailed guidance is available in the attached documents.