Decision details

Establishment of a Dynamic Purchasing System for Passenger Transport Services OKD36 (21/22)

Decision Maker: Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


West Sussex County Council plans and procures passenger transport services for service users to and from various establishments within and outside of West Sussex, including schools, colleges and day centres.


The scope of services include but are not limited to –


  • Mainstream school transport
  • Special Education Needs or Disability (SEND) transport
  • Children and Adult Services transport
  • Secure vehicles and medical transfer


A procurement exercise will be undertaken for a Dynamic Purchasing System to operate for an initial period of 5 years.


Upon the conclusion of the procurement exercise, the Director for Highways, Transport and Planning will be asked to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System and award individual contracts to local transport companies to undertake transport services on behalf of the County Council and its service users.


The Director of Highways, Transport and Planning, in consultation with the Director of Education and Skills, has approved the implementation of a new Dynamic Purchasing System for passenger transport services, from date June 2022, in order to:


a.    Source and select competent transport suppliers who pass the exclusion and selection criteria; and


b.    Award contracts for individual routes/requirements following a competitive tender process and in line with the Council’s Standing Orders on Procurement and Contracts.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 15/12/2021

Date of decision: 15/12/2021

Effective from: 29/12/2021

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