Public Sector Network Tender Alert

 

Concession arrangement for training of licenced driver applicants

Following a review of licencing by Uttlesford District Council, it is proposed to introduce a mandatory requirement for all new and current drivers to pass an examination following their attendance at an approved training course All drivers currently holding licences for Private Hire Vehicles and Hackney Carriages will be required to attend an Initial face-to-face approved training course and complete an examination to demonstrate to the licencing committee that they are considered competent and safe drivers and may retain their licence. All new applicants for licences for Private Hire Vehicles and Hackney Carriages will also be required to attend the same Initial face to face course and complete the examination to demonstrate to the licencing committee that they are considered to be competent and safe drivers before a licence is granted. Drivers are required to renew their licence every three years. Before granting the renewal of any licence, Drivers will be required to undergo Refresher training and provide evidence to demonstrate they have passed an examination. Refresher training and the associated examination may take the form (or an option) of on-line continual professional development. The Council is seeking to appoint one Concessionaire to provide this initial and ongoing training and examinations for a period of 6 years commencing February 2021, at no cost to the Council and at the Concessionaires own commercial risk It is expected that the training shall include, but may not be limited to customer service, driver safety, relevant legislation, disability awareness, child sexual abuse and exploitation, safeguarding and other key information that the Council and/or the Training Provider considers to be required . The Council have approximately 2,800 drivers currently holding an applicable licence. It is expected that all existing licence holders shall attend the initial face to face course within the first 18 months of the contract New applicants number approximately 700 per annum The average renewal rate is currently 60% TO APPLY, SIMPLY E-MAIL PROCUREMENT@UTTLESFORD.GOV.UK EXPRESSING YOUR INTEREST. The closing date for applications is 9th September 2020 The deadline for receipt of tenders is 12th October 2020

Contact:

Cristine Oakey
procurement@uttlesford.gov.uk
Council Offices
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB114ER
England
01799 510451 ext 451
www.uttlesford.gov.uk

Contract value: 785000-1200000

Published: 21 Aug 2020, Receipt by: 9 Sep 2020