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Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of Passenger Transport for Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council | Published October 15, 2016

Somerset County Council established a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) under which to conduct all procurement activity for the provision of high quality and cost effective Passenger Transport via the Proactis portal.

The total value of the DPS over the agreement period for all four Lots is 120 000 000 GBP over 6 years. The contract will be let for an initial period of four years with 2 1-year extension options.

This is an essential service that Somerset County Council offers to children and families.

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 bus services, Ad Hoc Taxis and Minibus / Coach hire, and any other passenger transport services.

On certain routes there is a requirement for regular drivers, and/or passenger assistants. The Council also provides 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 Somerset County Council and across neighbouring council boundaries, when the Council provides additional subsided services.

Somerset County Council is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102).

The DPS is split into 4 Lots; suppliers will be able to bid for 1 or more Lots as follows:

— Lot 1: Vehicles over 23 passenger seats.

— Lot 2: Vehicles 9 to 22 passenger seats.

— Lot 3: Vehicles up to 8 passenger seats.

— Lot 4: Vehicles up to 8 passenger seats where contracts are required on an accelerated timescale.

To express an interest in this opportunity please go to

Note: If you wish to view copies of the tender documentation without registering on the above Proactis system go to Select opportunities then search Latest Opportunities for Somerset County Council. Then select Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Passenger Transport for Somerset County Council.

Please note you will only be able to register an expression and interest in this opportunity via the Proactis portal.

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