Procurement for home to school and social care transport

The County Council’s electronic tendering system is In-tend. It lets you:
  • view current/future tenders, contracts and quotations
  • view information on contracts that have already been awarded
  • express interest in a particular tender or quotation
  • receive tender and/or quotation documentation
  • securely return your tender or quotation documents
  • send/receive correspondence
Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

The DPS is a pre-approval process that transport providers must pass before being accepted as potential providers for home to school transport. Providers must complete an online questionnaire (Indicative Tender). Providers who meet the required quality standard move onto a list of approved suppliers who are invited to tender for routes when they are opened to tender.

Individual routes are tendered via mini competitions, quick quotes and electronic auctions. The system lets new entrants join at any time.

There are two transport Dynamic Purchasing Systems which are used to procure home to school and social care transport: for vehicles of 16 seats and fewer and vehicles with 17 seats and over.

  • To join the Dynamic Purchasing System for 16 seats and fewer, please register on In-tend and search for project code ET08659
  • To join the Dynamic Purchasing System for 17 seats and over, please register on In-tend and search for project code ET06442
  • There is a third Dynamic Purchasing System which is used to procure local bus services. To join, please register on In-tend and search for project code ET07407

Register on In-tend

Documents and forms

Driver code of conduct

Suppliers for taxi services (16 seats maximum)

16 seats and less - Accepted Suppliers
16 seats and less - contract award

Suppliers of vehicles (17 seats and over)

17 seats and over - Accepted Suppliers
17 seats and over - contract award

Suppliers for public bus services

Public bus award information
Public Bus DPS Supplier List

Accepted Supplier’ means that, at the time of application to join the DPS, the supplier met the minimum standards required to be accepted onto the DPS and committed to meet the additional standards required to operate a Hampshire County Council contract, in the event that a contract is awarded to them. The Authority monitors the suppliers’ compliance with the minimum standards during the life of the DPS, but being on the Accepted supplier list is not an endorsement of a supplier and should not be used as a method for verifying a supplier’s professional & business standing. It is recommended that individuals and organisations carry out their own checks directly with the company to ensure that they meet their requirements including that drivers hold the appropriate DBS clearance.

Contact us

For more information on providing transport services phone the Passenger Transport Group on 01962 846785.

If you need assistance with home to school transport, please call the School Transport Team on 01962 846924.