Issue details

Concessionary Travel Scheme - award of bus pass manufacture and administration contract

The Council has a statutory responsibilityas a Travel Concession Authority to administer a Concessionary Travel Scheme that provides free bus travel to eligible older and disabled persons.


The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), which comprises 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships, has awarded Smartcard framework agreements following an extensive European procurement. The benefits include:


• Competitive dialogue has allowed WMCA to select the best service

• Local Authority partners don’t need to undertake their own procurement

• Economies of scale due to a shared service

• Option for a long-term arrangement

• Easy and cost-effective upgrade options built in


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/09/2019

Decision due: February 2020 by Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

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

Lead director: Matt Davey

Contact: Nicholas Thomas Email: Tel: 033 022 26718.

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.


Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background3: A Prosperous Place



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