Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
“Ensuring we can procure local bus services that meet the needs of our residents and represent good value for taxpayers is really important. Using a new dynamic purchasing system will mean that the often complex procurement process is simplified, so we can respond to the needs of our residents and changes in the local bus service market quickly and efficiently. The system will also give us more flexibility, meaning we will be able to incorporate further changes like emissions standards in the future.”
Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Reasons for the Decision – To approve the arrangements for the contract award to Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Local Service Transport within Staffordshire for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2039.
Decision – That the County Council facilitates a DPS for the period of 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2039 to be able to procure Local Bus Services as and when required.
(NOTE: At present there is an annual budgeted spend of £1.2m on local bus services, of which £0.7m is from a Department for Transport grant. The latter is confirmed to the Council on an annual basis, so may change over the DPS period in line with any central government policy change. Section 106 funds may in addition be drawn down in line with those individual commitments. It is not envisaged that annual spend from S106 funds would exceed more than £0.8m albeit this is subject to variation).