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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

NameAddress 1Address 2Address 3PostcodeLots passed
A & A TaxisFoxmoor House10 Alder CloseNewton AbbotTQ12 4TJ2
A & L TaxisUnit 2 Lime FieldPathfields Business ParkSouth MoltonEX36 3BS2
A2B TaxisAlpha BuildingsLower Union RoadKingsbridgeTQ7 1EF2
Alansway TaxisKing Charles Business ParkOld Newton RoadHeathfieldTQ12 6UT2
All Area Taxis4a Bridgeland StreetBidefordEX39 2PS2
Alliance-Pioneer GroupSpacemaker Depot,12 St Modwen RoadParkway Ind. EstatePlymouthPL6 8LH4
And Some Cabs28 Rydon RoadKingsteigntonTQ12 3LP2
Apex ToursThe Granary, Borough FarmEast AllingtonTotnesTQ9 7QP3
Axminster Cabs LtdKymoreNorth StreetAxminsterEX13 4QF2
Bassett & Sluggett CoachesUnit 6 Tamar Technology ParkRiver Tamar WayHolsworthyEX22 6EW1
Brian Carpenter11 Third AvenueTorquayTQ1 4JF2 & 3
Castle Garden Cars27 Castle Hill GardensTorringtonEX38 8EX2
Chudleigh Private Hire24 River Valley RoadChudleigh KnightonTQ13 0HP2
Country BusKing Charles Business ParkOld Newton RoadHeathfieldTQ12 6UT1 & 5
D J Watts Coach Travel35 Pillar AvenueBrixhamTQ5 8LF1,2,3 & 5
Dartline CoachesLangdon Business Park,Oil Mill LaneExeterEX5 1AF3 & 6
Deans Taxis Ltd4 Hill View TerraceSidmouthEX10 9DF2
Denise AlipourFoxmoor House10 Alder CloseNewton AbbotTQ12 4TJ2
Exmouth & District CTGOffice No.2, Unit 16Dinan Way Trading Est.ExmouthEX8 4RS1 & 6
First Hampshire & Dorset LtdEmpress RoadSouthamptonSO14 0JW1 & 5
First South West LtdUnion StreetCamborneTR14 8HF1 & 5
Happy Taxis13 Ottery WayBarnstapleEX31 8PS2
Ilfracombe & District CTA4 Avenue RoadIlfracombeEX34 9AT1
Ivybridge Taxis23 Downside AvenueEggbucklandPlymouthPL6 5SD2
Liz CabsThe MillOakford BridgeTivertonEX16 9JA2
Michael Abbot82 Victory StreetKeyhamPlymouthPL2 2DA1 & 2
Mike’s Taxis Ilfracombe4 Park CourtIlfracombeEX34 8PP2
Minibus Taxi SW Ltd1 Oxenham GreenTorquayTQ2 6DX2
One 2 One Taxis24 Collaton RoadMalboroughKingsbridgeTQ7 3SJ2
Parkway TaxisA3 Ethmar CourtWillandEX15 2EZ1,2,5 & 6
Peak Travel Services LtdPotburys YardTemple StreetSidmouthEX10 9BN2
Powell’s Coaches2 BarrisLapfordCreditonEX17 6PT1
Rab Cab’s15 Branksum RoadPaigntonDevonTQ3 1EA2
Redwoods TravelUnit 3 Station RoadHemyockCullomptonEX15 3SE1 & 5
Shirwell Taxis1 Hill Top CottagesShirwellBarnstapleEX31 4JN2
Sovereign CoachesPine LodgeSidmouth RoadLyme RegisDT7 3RD1,2,3,5 & 6
Spearings CoachesWilland GarageSilver StreetWillandEX15 2RG1 & 5
St John Ambulance CTD SW27 St Johns LaneLondonEC1M 4BU4
Stagecoach Devon LtdBelgrave RoadExeterEX1 2LB5
Taff’s Taxis8 PathwhorlandsSidmouthEX10 9HF2
Tarka Private Hire33 Cross StreetNorthamBidefordEX39 1BS2
Webbers Taxi & Private HireRiversmeadChallacombeBarnstapleEX31 4TT1 & 2
Wood Brothers Travel LtdWhitecleaves QuarryPlymouth RoadBuckfastleighTQ11 0DQ1
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: