Cambridgeshire County Council is setting up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS ) for Education (Mainstream) Home to School transport in Cambridgeshire. The DPS includes services for the supply of home to school / college transport for mainstream students. These services need to be provided by licensed vehicles including buses, coaches and taxis.
Contracts awarded under this DPS are quite varied and include the requirements for vehicle of the following sizes:
• Up to 4-seat-vehicle
• 5 to 8-seat-vehicle
• 9 to 16-seat-vehicle
• 17 to 50-seat-vehicle
• 51+ seat-vehicle
• Wheelchair accessible up to 4 seats
• Wheelchair accessible 5 to 8 seats
• Wheelchair accessible 9 to 16 seats
Contracts will be awarded for the period of three (3) years with an option to extend for a further 12 months.
Indicative Tenders can be completed for evaluation at any time throughout the duration of the DPS; however please note that e-Auctions will be carried out in June 2014 for over 100 routes and you will need to be accepted onto the DPS to participate.
In order to make the sourcing of home to school transport and ad-hoc transport requirements more effective and efficient Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council are seeking to create a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of transport by taxis.
The Community Transport Service at Stockton on Tees Borough Council is responsible for the management of home to school transport for children who qualify for free transport from mainstream and special education needs from primary school age up to 19 years old and for clients requiring transport to day centres. Therefore the DPS will include transporting children & young adults to a variety of schools, colleges and other education establishments. All home to school routes will be awarded by way of an e-Auction process.
The DPS will also cover any additional 'Ad-hoc' requirements the Council may have including transporting carers, clients, members and officers of the Council.
Standards and Learning Effectiveness Service (SLES)
Local Authorities have three key statutory roles in relation to education in their local area:
1. promoting educational excellence for all
2. fair access to services
3. supporting vulnerable children and young people
In East Sussex County Council accountability for early years provision, school and post 16 school improvement duties lies with the Standards and Learning Effectiveness Service (SLES), working closely with other services across the Council. In delivering our duties we also work closely with schools, colleges and settings and other key stakeholders.
From 1 September 2014, East Sussex County Council has been commissioning a range of services through a dynamic purchasing system (DPS). This opportunity is for NEW PROVIDERS to apply to join the DPS for the remaining term.
Providers already approved and accepted on to the DPS are not required to re-apply unless applying for a new Lot.
The services have been divided into 4 Lots as detailed below. Providers may apply for any or all of the Lots.
Lot 1: Delivering improvements in schools, colleges and settings through pedagogy
Lot 2: Delivering improvements in schools, colleges and settings through developing leadership and management at all levels.
Lot 3: Delivering improvements in provision and promoting participation in education.
Lot 4: Developing school improvement services in East Sussex.
Please click on View Details, Express Interest and then you will be able to view all the documents in the ITT tab.
Please ensure you carefully read the Guidance and Instructions document for details of how to apply.
The requirement is to develop a robust, consistent and collaborative approach to the delivery of Personalised Learning Pathways (PLP) for young people with complex needs (High Needs Learners), and Community Learning for people aged 19 and over, via the implementation of an Approved Provider List (APL) consisting of two Lots. More details relating to the proposed services are contained within each of the Lot specifications.
The APL will run from 1st July 2015 for a maximum period of four years. Whilst the contract will commence on this date, service delivery will not commence until 1st August 2015.
The project has now entered the business as usual stage and therefore Service Providers may submit an application at any point within the contract term. All applications will be reviewed and a response provided by the Contract Manager within 20 working days.
There is no guarantee of any allocation of work during the term of the APL.
Please note, in accordance with the guidance provided by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA), Service Providers must not sub-contract the delivery of funded provision to other organisations or self-employed individuals.
Hampshire County Council invites applications from suitably experienced organisations who wish to be considered for selection to tender for admission to the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the Provision of Transportation 17 Seats and over for Home to School Transport, Education and Adult/Children Transportation Requirements, General Transportation Services.
The DPS will commence on 1st October 2015 and will be for a period of 5 years with an option to extend by annual increments up to a maximum of 10 years.
Interested parties should register their interest in the project via the In-Tend website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire, and complete and submit the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire together with any supporting information requested by 2:00pm on 30 September 2020.
How to obtain the PQQ Documents
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire can be accessed when logged into In-Tend by selecting ‘View Details’ on the relevant tender advert and clicking the ‘Express Interest’ tab. Once in the tender there are five tabs – ‘Tender’, PQQ- documents, ‘Correspondence’, ‘Clarifications’ & ‘History’. Select the 2nd tab (PQQ) where you will find useful information under ‘Tender Details’ continue to scroll down to the heading ‘Tender Documents Received’ where you will be able to view / download the documents.
For further information, please view the synopsis document.
The Contracting Authority views that the range of services to be procured during this tender should be awarded as a multiple supplier DPS and seeks applications from suitably experienced suppliers who wish to pre-qualify for this service. Whilst every effort has been made to consider the full scope of the requirement, the Contracting Authority does not guarantee the volume of the services required resulting from this DPS or that it will accept any prequalification on completion of the procurement exercise.
At the discretion of the council, if a supplier ceases to meet the original exclusion or selection criteria during the course of the DPS it is likely that it may be excluded or suspended from taking part in any Mini-Competition (Tender) process. If a supplier fails one of the mandatory grounds during the course of the DPS the County Council may be required to remove the supplier from the DPS.