Managed Service for Special Needs Transport and Associated Services
Harrow Council
Published date: 1 October 2021
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Contract summary
Industry
• Supply services of personnel including temporary staff – 79620000
Location of contract
England
Value of contract
£27,000,000
Procurement reference
HARROW001-DN559792-53598770
Published date
1 October 2021
Closing date
12 November 2021
Closing time
12pm
Contract start date
1 April 2022
Contract end date
31 March 2026
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Yes
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Yes

Description
The London Borough of Harrow (the “Authority”) is seeking to appoint a provider to deliver a Managed Service for the Supply of Staff for Special Needs Transport (SNT) and Associated Services.
The successful provider will directly provide and manage drivers and passenger assistants, including on-site supervision, staff attendance management, provision of replacement staff, and coordination on all matters relating to this provision of staff and service delivery.
The services include the transportation of service users to schools in the boroughs of Harrow and Brent, and adults to day centres and other activities.
This contract for the Managed Service for the Supply of Staff for Special Needs Transport and Associated Services is commissioned by the London Borough of Harrow on behalf of both Harrow and Brent Councils.
The successful provider will directly provide and manage drivers and passenger assistants and manage key aspects of the service requirements for provision of driver and passenger assistants for the SNT Service based at the Harrow Central Depot. Harrow Council currently delivers passenger transport services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs as well as to vulnerable adults on behalf of Harrow and Brent Councils. The SNT service utilises a fleet of 162 minibuses provided by the Authority and operating from the Central Depot. There are approximately 350 staff covering both Harrow & Brent routes of which approximately 80 (35 drivers / 45 Passenger Assistants) are employed by the Authority. The remaining staff (approximately 270) are expected to be provided by the Service Provider. These will included both drivers and passenger assistants. These numbers will be subject to change during the term of the contract and are provided as an indication only.
The aim of the service is to ensure the provision of a safe, reliable and consistent service for those that are eligible, in accordance with the following guidelines:
• Safe: The safety of each service user is of over-riding importance
• Reliable: Service users must arrive at the right location and on time; and
• Consistent: Minimising variations of drivers and passenger assistants

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Carol Barlow
Address
Civic Centre
Harrow
HA1 2XY
England
Telephone
+44 7825414363
Email

Website
http://www.harrow.gov.uk

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