The Council are establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System (“DPS”) for future contracting of transport of school pupils with Additional Support Needs (“ASN”).
There is an initial application process to join the DPS i.e. application using PCS-T and completion of an ESPD. Only applicants that are successful will be invited to the further tendering stages i.e. invitation to tender pricing for individual contracts.
All individual contracts will be awarded to a single supplier only.
All drivers proposed to undertake any of the contracted requirements must be fully licensed, insured, and will be required to provide evidence of valid vehicle/driver documentation which includes vehicle MOT, road tax and Driving licence.
Some contracts require an escort. Escorts must be arranged by the tenderer.
All drivers and any escorts must be PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) registered and approved.
After initial establishment of the DPS, there will be further opportunity for new and/or previously unsuccessful applicant to apply to join.
Full details of the tender can be found here.