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Student Transport DPS

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CPC have created a brand-new Student Transport Dynamic Purchasing System with multiple suppliers for the supply of Student Transport Services.

A “Student Transport Service” is any form of transport relating to student in an educational environment, and the following are examples of what Student Transport might constitute: -

  • Scheduled Bus services from point A to B with pickups on route.
  • Organised coach trips to points of interest and education visits.

The DPS will allow members to engage quickly with competent, capable, and committed providers and will remove many of the obstacles that members may face when using traditional tendering methods or other frameworks. 

  1. Faster and less onerous than a full Find a Tender Services (FTS) tender process - the FTS and SQ stages have already been undertaken and no further advertisement is necessary.
  2. After the DPS has been established, members can award local contracts. By using the DPS there is no need for an authority to separately advertise its requirement.
  3. The DPS is based on generic service specifications which members can adapt to meet their specific requirements. Award criteria can be formulated more precisely for local contracts.
  4. Encourages competition - it is easier for local providers to get on to the DPS and join at any time during its period of validity.
  5. Members can undertake a further competition with all pre-qualified bidders; all qualification documentation is held centrally by CPC.
  6. By following these guidelines Members can ensure that they are adhering to EU procurement legislation.
How to Use

CPC’s Sourcing Cloud makes it easy to perform and manage further competition exercises. It’s free for CPC members to use and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on the DPS. Use the ‘Get a quote’ button to create a Sourcing Cloud account and send your further competition to the DPS suppliers.

A further competition template is available in the Associated Documentation section on this page. Help using Sourcing Cloud is available in our Sourcing Cloud User Guide.

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Associated Documentation
  • Framework User Guide Essential
    This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this DPS is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Keeley Blackburn

Procurement Manager

[email protected]

0161 974 0964