Issue details

Transportation of Children, Young People and Adults - Exemption to extend the procurement framework

The existing procurement contract expired on 30.04.2021 and no application to extend the contract by way of an exemption has been processed to date. To allow sufficient time to consult with external transport providers, parents/carers of the children and apply the appropriate procurement process, a realistic timescale for renewal is September 2022.


In the interim, without an exemption, there is risk that existing provision and commitment/loyalty will be withdrawn, as operators seek more definite work or we may be subject to demands for increased rates, thus presenting a financial implication.


Any impact to existing provision, could also mean a risk to the safeguarding standards in place, as operators would not be accountable under the terms and conditions of engagement.


By granting this exemption, it allows the necessary timeframe to secure the existing provision, scope out the renewal programme, consider learnings from previous implementation and options for alternative procurement frameworks and ensure the stakeholders feel engaged and adequately consulted.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Open/Exempt: Exempt;

Decision due: May 2021 by Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Lead director: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Department: Regeneration and Environment

Contact: Karen Mudford, Head of Fleet and Transport Services Email: Tel: 07554 436548.



Cabinet Member for Waste Roads and Community Safety