Issue details

Establishment of a Dynamic Purchasing System for Passenger Transport Services

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/10/2021

Decision due: December 2021 by Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Lead member: Matt Davey, Assistant Director (Highways, Transport and Planning)

Contact: Andy Ekinsmyth Email: Tel: 033 022 26687.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052


Background papers

  • None