Sustainable Transport Dynamic Purchasing System

Interested in joining DPS?

In January 2019, the Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership implemented a Sustainable Transport Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the procurement of transport services with an expiry of 2029.

These included:

  • Home to School
  • Special and Additional Needs
  • Social Work transport

This was the result of the previous framework agreement expiring and taking into account operator feedback.

Why be part of the DPS?

  • The DPS offers more flexibility as it allows operators to join or leave at any time during its validity
  • Participation in the DPS opens up opportunities for you to bid for future CPP contracts up until its expiry
  • The process for participating has been simplified with the inclusion of an operator guide offering step by step instructions for your assistance.

There are currently 4 lots within the DPS:

•    Lot 1 – Taxi with up to eight seats
•    Lot 2 – Accessible Vehicle able to carry one to four wheelchairs
•    Lot 3 – Minibus with 9 to 17 seats
•    Lot 4 – Bus with over 17 seats

How do I join the DPS?

We have further information for anyone interested in joining the DPS or contact our Passenger Transport team