The purpose of this notice is to advertise the opportunity for participants to express an interest in joining the Education and Children’s Social Care (ECSC) Framework. What does this mean? The ECSC Framework allows the Department for Education to effectively engage with a range of professionals across a variety of role categories. These categories include, Assessors, Brokers, Coaches, Children's services commissioners, Children’s services trust professional, legal and recruitment support, Children's social care intervention advisers, Development of practitioner networks, Evaluators, Facilitators, Mentors, Practitioners, Programme design and development, Quality assurance, Researchers, Speakers, Operational development and delivery, Trainers and Writers. ‘ECSC’ Categories should be added within the ‘customers’ section of your account. What are the next steps? The next step is for participants to express an interest in joining the ECSC Framework. The system is available for expression of interest now and remains open to new members throughout its duration. To express your interest, please click the ‘Register Interest’ button for this opportunity and you will shortly receive an application form to complete electronically. Once accepted onto the ECSC Framework and appropriate roles are selected, participants will receive opportunity alerts via the Redimo2 system.
Cardiff Council operate a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of high quality and cost effective Passenger Transport via the Proactis portal. The DPS allows for suppliers, who meet the mandatory requirements, to be promoted on to the system for the provision of Passenger Transport throughout the life of the DPS. Cardiff Council has a duty to provide transport in accordance with The Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008. The Council is responsible for providing a safe and secure transport service for approximately 850 Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils and 6,000 mainstream pupils. This is an essential service that Cardiff Council offers to children and families across the city. The type of transport the Council provides includes Home to School transport service for children in mainstream education and children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), Children and Adult Services, County ride bus services, Ad Hoc Taxis and Minibus / Coach hire, and any other passenger transport services (excluding Park & Ride services, which are managed separately). On certain routes there is a requirement for regular drivers, and/or passenger assistants/escorts. All aspects relating to the above passenger transport requirements are managed by the Council’s in-house passenger transport team. The Council also has powers to provide scheduled local bus services to meet public transport requirements which would otherwise not be met; these are scheduled public passenger transport services that transport citizens within the boundary of Cardiff County Council and across neighbouring council boundaries, when the Council provides additional subsided services. It is the intention of the Council to use reverse e Auctions to award new contracts through the Dynamic Purchasing System. Cardiff Council is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the “Regulations”) as amended. The DPS is be split into four Lots; suppliers are be able to bid for one or more Lots as follows – -Lot One Vehicles over 17 Seats -Lot Two Vehicles 8 – 17 Seats including Specially Adapted Vehicles -Lot Three Taxis with a Regular Driver -Lot Four Ad Hoc Taxis PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS BEFORE COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE