Public Sector Network Tender Alert


23247-2013: UK-Warwick: Special-purpose road passenger-transport services

Warwickshire Primary Care Trust and Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust are seeking expressions of interest to deliver Non-emergency Patient Transport Services. We are seeking to contract with suitably qualified and experienced provider(s) for the provision of a non-emergency patient transport service.
The Patient Transport Service (PTS) is a non-emergency transportation service for patients whose condition is not considered an emergency. The purpose of the service is to transport eligible patients between the patient's homes, hospitals, community settings or other treatment facilities including private treatment centres for patients referred for NHS treatments, consultations or procedures.
Key strategic objectives of the procurement and subsequently delivered service are to:
- Improve equity of access through consistent and appropriate application of eligibility criteria to match patient needs of PTS service delivery.
- Manage demand through eligibility criteria, and reduction of inappropriate use of PTS.
- Improve value for money of the commissioned services whilst maintaining fitness for purpose and minimising risk.
- Improve service quality by: Delivering appropriate and flexible transport with supporting clinical expertise to service planned and ad-hoc care and transport needs.
- Provide an easy, accessible and robust booking process for PTS.
The Provider shall be solely responsible for the optimisation of its operations (e.g. vehicle scheduling, staffing, asset deployment, investment) to deliver the defined service according to the required performance standards.
Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows:
i) Candidates should register on the portal at (registration and use of the website is free of charge).
ii) Once registered, candidates must express interest by
a) logging-in to the HCCS e-Tendering portal,
b)selecting response to advert and PQQ,
c) select Open Access PQQ,
d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link
iii) Once you have expressed interest, access the My PQQs page where you can download documentation (if required) & construct your reply as instructed.
You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on 0800 368 4850 or

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Arden Commissioning Support
Westgate House
For the attention of: Richard Ward
CV34 4DE Warwick
Telephone: +44 1926493491
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: No contract value provided

Published: 23 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 25 Feb 2013