Transport providers invited to register interest in working with the Council

Posted on: 2 December 2015

Devon County Council is inviting passenger transport providers to work with them, as it considers new contracts from next April.

The Council spends about £28 million a year funding local public transport, helping children to get to school or college and people to access social services.

From next year the Council will also be working with the NHS to help people across Devon to get to hospital and other medical appointments.

The current tendering runs out at the end of March, so the Council is inviting interest from transport providers to become an approved supplier to work with them from April 2016.

“It’s not just the public transport operators that we’d like to hear from,” says Cllr Stuart Hughes, the Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for highways and transportation. “We’d also like to hear from other transport providers – community transport groups, charities that have transport schemes, and local taxi operators.”

Transport providers that become an approved supplier will be invited to bid for the new contracts.

To find out more about the Council’s plans, transport providers are invited to any of three events over the next two weeks:

Monday 7 December at Taw Room, Barnstaple Civic Centre, EX31 1EA;

Thursday 10 December at Christie Room, Torquay Town Hall, TQ1 3DR;

Tuesday 15 December at Knighthayes Room, Larkbeare House, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG.

All of the events run from 10am until 3pm and there is no need to book an arrival time.

To register an interest, visit our website.  The deadline for registering interest is 21 January 2016 for the initial round with ongoing opportunities after this date

For more informationvisit www.journeydevon.info, email passengertransport@devon.gov.uk or call 01392 383000.

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