Decision details

Approval to establish a new Dynamic Purchasing System for Transportation Services for Children

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:  


1)    Approves the continuation of the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) framework  for passenger services in order to effectively manage its’ significant procurement activity over the next seven years, noting that the new DPS’ initial term will run from April 2023 and be for a 4-year period


2)    Furthermore, agrees that that this includes the provision to extend the DPS for a further 3-year period, delegating approval of any extension to the Leader of the Council and relevant Cabinet Member(s), in consultation with the Executive Director of Adult Services and Health


Reason for decision


Cabinet agreed to continue with a Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of transport for children with special educational needs and disabilities, both in and out of  Borough to school.


The Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education explained how this system would maintain an established pool of transport suppliers to ensure market availability and best value for the Council.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have consider using a closed framework, but considered this would have provided a lack of competition and reduced available supply.


Relevant Select Committee

Children, Families & Education

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, Friday 18 November 2022

Officer(s) to action

Jan Major / Sally Offin


Place Directorate / Resources Directorate


Private - Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).



Publication date: 11/11/2022

Date of decision: 10/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2022 - CABINET

Effective from: 19/11/2022

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