Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the Procurement Plan for the award of a new framework for road based passenger transport.
i) the methodology for advertising the Framework opportunity, evaluating supplier submissions, and appointing suppliers to the new Framework agreement be approved.
ii) the new Framework Agreement is implemented using a Dynamic
Procurement System (DPS) so that suppliers may join the Framework at any point during its lifetime.
The current framework agreement has expired and must be renewed to ensure the
effective procurement of future bus contracts.
The new framework agreement will provide the structure to source suitable bus services providers from the marketplace. The subsequent call-off contracts under the framework will then secure particular routes through a competitive process.
To continue without a framework agreement in place and conduct individual tenders
each time a new service needs to be commissioned. This would be time consuming and would affect the Council’s response to changes in circumstance.
To pursue a non-DPS Framework valid for four years. Previously, only three operators met the deadline for the current framework agreement and so a fixed and inaccessible framework would limit the scope for best value and resilience.
Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Within existing budget
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: no
Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Phillip Burke, Senior Transport Co-ordinator Email: Phillip.Burke@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351266.
Report author: Phillip Burke
Publication date: 10/11/2020
Date of decision: 10/11/2020
Decided at meeting: 10/11/2020 - Executive
Effective from: 18/11/2020