Public Bus Services DPS
Main contract details
Oxfordshire County Council (‘the Council’) invites applications to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Public Bus Services. The Council plans, procures and manages public transport services that are required through agreements with promoters of residential and commercial development schemes. From time to time, funds are also received from the Government for specific public transport initiatives such as may arise through the National Bus Strategy. We also manage the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for our area, which allows for free travel for the elderly and some disability groups. The requirement for such arrangements varies by year depending on the funds available and the quantum of new development, together with the level and frequency of any Government funding support. The maximum contract length including extensions is 8 years. The Council is introducing a DPS to create a more efficient and responsive process for tendering public bus services. This involves the introduction of an electronic system where Applicants will pre-qualify via a Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ). Successful Applicants will be invited to tender for services during a Call-Off mini competition. Services will mainly be required within the Oxfordshire boundary, although in some cases routes may extend into neighbouring authority areas.
Current Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) round information
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From 19/05/2021 15:00 to 11/07/2031 10:00