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Officer Decisions

Head of Organisational Development - Damien Jones

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to promote suppliers to become ‘Admitted Participants’ onto CP1185-15 Provision of Passenger Transport Dynamic Purchasing System following an OJEU open Pre-Qualification Questionnaire process (PQQ closure date of 29th February 2016)

The Provision of Passenger Transport Dynamic Purchasing System is split into the following Lots and suppliers were able to apply for become Admitted Participants on one or more Lots.

Lot 1 – PCV Contracted Transport

Lot 2 – Hackney / Private Hire Transport

Lot 3 – Driver and Escort Provision for Devon County Council fleet

Lot 4 – Ambulance Transport to include qualified crew

Lot 5 – Public Transport

Lot 6 – Other Care Provision

Decision Taken:

Upon receipt of the signed ‘Supplier Letter of Appointment’ to promote the suppliers listed in Appendix A to the Provision of Passenger Transport Dynamic Purchasing System. This will commence on 2nd April 2016 for the period of six years with no option to extend.

Appendix A – Tenderers to become ‘Admitted Participants’ onto the DPS

Name Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 Postcode Lots passed
A & A Taxis Foxmoor House 10 Alder Close Newton Abbot TQ12 4TJ 2
A & L Taxis Unit 2 Lime Field Pathfields Business Park South Molton EX36 3BS 2
A2B Taxis Alpha Buildings Lower Union Road Kingsbridge TQ7 1EF 2
Alansway Taxis King Charles Business Park Old Newton Road Heathfield TQ12 6UT 2
All Area Taxis 4a Bridgeland Street Bideford EX39 2PS 2
Alliance-Pioneer Group Spacemaker Depot,12 St Modwen Road Parkway Ind. Estate Plymouth PL6 8LH 4
And Some Cabs 28 Rydon Road Kingsteignton TQ12 3LP 2
Apex Tours The Granary, Borough Farm East Allington Totnes TQ9 7QP 3
Axminster Cabs Ltd Kymore North Street Axminster EX13 4QF 2
Bassett & Sluggett Coaches Unit 6 Tamar Technology Park River Tamar Way Holsworthy EX22 6EW 1
Brian Carpenter 11 Third Avenue Torquay TQ1 4JF 2 & 3
Castle Garden Cars 27 Castle Hill Gardens Torrington EX38 8EX 2
Chudleigh Private Hire 24 River Valley Road Chudleigh Knighton TQ13 0HP 2
Country Bus King Charles Business Park Old Newton Road Heathfield TQ12 6UT 1 & 5
D J Watts Coach Travel 35 Pillar Avenue Brixham TQ5 8LF 1,2,3 & 5
Dartline Coaches Langdon Business Park, Oil Mill Lane Exeter EX5 1AF 3 & 6
Deans Taxis Ltd 4 Hill View Terrace Sidmouth EX10 9DF 2
Denise Alipour Foxmoor House 10 Alder Close Newton Abbot TQ12 4TJ 2
Exmouth & District CTG Office No.2, Unit 16 Dinan Way Trading Est. Exmouth EX8 4RS 1 & 6
First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd Empress Road Southampton SO14 0JW 1 & 5
First South West Ltd Union Street Camborne TR14 8HF 1 & 5
Happy Taxis 13 Ottery Way Barnstaple EX31 8PS 2
Ilfracombe & District CTA 4 Avenue Road Ilfracombe EX34 9AT 1
Ivybridge Taxis 23 Downside Avenue Eggbuckland Plymouth PL6 5SD 2
Liz Cabs The Mill Oakford Bridge Tiverton EX16 9JA 2
Michael Abbot 82 Victory Street Keyham Plymouth PL2 2DA 1 & 2
Mike’s Taxis Ilfracombe 4 Park Court Ilfracombe EX34 8PP 2
Minibus Taxi SW Ltd 1 Oxenham Green Torquay TQ2 6DX 2
One 2 One Taxis 24 Collaton Road Malborough Kingsbridge TQ7 3SJ 2
Parkway Taxis A3 Ethmar Court Willand EX15 2EZ 1,2,5 & 6
Peak Travel Services Ltd Potburys Yard Temple Street Sidmouth EX10 9BN 2
Powell’s Coaches 2 Barris Lapford Crediton EX17 6PT 1
Rab Cab’s 15 Branksum Road Paignton Devon TQ3 1EA 2
Redwoods Travel Unit 3 Station Road Hemyock Cullompton EX15 3SE 1 & 5
Shirwell Taxis 1 Hill Top Cottages Shirwell Barnstaple EX31 4JN 2
Sovereign Coaches Pine Lodge Sidmouth Road Lyme Regis DT7 3RD 1,2,3,5 & 6
Spearings Coaches Willand Garage Silver Street Willand EX15 2RG 1 & 5
St John Ambulance CTD SW 27 St Johns Lane London EC1M 4BU 4
Stagecoach Devon Ltd Belgrave Road Exeter EX1 2LB 5
Taff’s Taxis 8 Pathwhorlands Sidmouth EX10 9HF 2
Tarka Private Hire 33 Cross Street Northam Bideford EX39 1BS 2
Webbers Taxi & Private Hire Riversmead Challacombe Barnstaple EX31 4TT 1 & 2
Wood Brothers Travel Ltd Whitecleaves Quarry Plymouth Road Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DQ 1
Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

All suppliers submitting a fully completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and meeting the stipulated selection criteria and quality standards for the Lot which they have applied will become an Admitted Participant onto the Provision of Passenger Transport Dynamic Purchasing System.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A competitive process was undertaken from which 103 submissions were received; these were considered as part of the formal evaluation process.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

There are no conflicts of interest in promoting these suppliers onto the Provision of Passenger Transport Dynamic Purchasing System.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Louise Baker, Senior Procurement Officer, Email:, Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
2 April 2016

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: