Decision details

Home to School Travel DPS Framework Re-commission

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for a new Home to School Travel DPS framework to open transport tenders up to more providers, consultation on travel policy to introduce independent travel training and recommendations for service delivery based on modelling of children and their needs attending different settings.




  1. Authorised the Executive Director People to take all steps required to implement a new Dynamic Purchasing System to enable a competitive framework for transport provision which is open to providers over its lifecourse, at a contract value of up to £50m from 1st August 2023 for 4 years plus two one-year extensions (4+1+1).
  2. Noted that one-off cost to deliver the framework in full is already secured via Third Party Spend Programme.
  3. Noted that a process of engagement and the intention to undertake consultation on the Council’s Home to School Travel policy will take place to develop proposals for the introduction of independent travel training and optimisation of travel routes.


Report author: Gail Rogers

Publication date: 03/03/2022

Date of decision: 03/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 03/03/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 12/03/2022

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