Contract Reference: AP/CORP/LCC/18/844
Lancashire County Council (the Authority) plan and procure Authority commissioned accessible passenger transport services for service users to and from various establishments within and outside of Lancashire.
Service users are from some of the most vulnerable groups in Lancashire and may have learning difficulties, visual impairment, and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Categorisations of service user include but are not limited to Special Education Needs (SEN), Adult Services, Mainstream Home to School Taxi Services, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and some discretionary transport. Some service users require Passenger Assistants, parents, school staff, or nurses to accompany them on journeys.
Accessible transport services may be required to run on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly basis depending on service user requirements, to transport service users from within and outside of Lancashire to various sites including but not limited to: SEN schools, mainstream schools, colleges, respite care, day care, and short stay establishments.
There are approximately 1100 contracts that are competed annually. These contracts have differing requirements relating to the type of vehicle required to fulfil the contract which may include wheelchair accessible vehicles, vehicles between 4 and 8 passenger seats, vehicles with more than 8 passenger seats, and ambulances.
The Authority's current wheelchair and non-wheelchair accessible vehicle frameworks for the Provision of Passenger Transport Services are due to expire 30 June 2019. It is the Authority's intention to operate a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the future provision of these services.
The DPS will be split into the following categories: - Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) - Vehicles with between 4 and 8 passenger seats - Vehicles with more than 8 passenger seats (PSV buses) - Ambulance
These categories will be further split by geographical area (North, South & Central, East, and Out of County).
The DPS is now open for requests to participate and is anticipated to be open for a period of up to ten years up to 30 June 2029.
To participate and join the DPS, please download and complete the Selection Questionnaire from the list of documents below. Your completed Selection Questionnaire must be returned via the iSupplier portal: www.lancashire.gov.uk/isupplier under RFI 15235183.
Further information, including instructions on how to participate and apply to join the DPS, user guides, and terms and conditions can be downloaded from the list of documents below.
Annual Contract Value: £14,000,000
Total Contract Value: £140,000,000
Is this suitable for SME (Small & Medium Enterprises)? Yes
Is this suitable for VCSE (Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise)? Yes
Contract Type: Services
Procedure Type: Dynamic Purchasing System
Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: North West
Tender Documents are available until: 30/06/2029
Contact Name: Andrew Patten
Contact Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Telephone Number: 01772 536452
Awarding Authority: Lancashire County Council
Any future supplier information days that the Authority will be hosting, including details on how to book onto them, will be advertised here as and when they are arranged.