Decision details

Special Needs Transport (SNT) Taxi Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To continue using the current SNT supplier (Drake International) until contract expiry and increase the contract spend for the contract and in turn increase contract Spend on the Taxi framework until we go out to tender for both services




(1)          the extension and variation of the current contract with Drake International Limited for SNT managed labour supply for up to one year to 31 July 2021, be approved;


(2)          the increase in contract value for Drake International Limited up to an additional £4.5m for the service to continue during the extension period, be approved;


(3)          the increase in contract value for the Taxi Framework contracts by an additional £10m to allow for the increased demand on the service, be approved.


Reason for Decision:  To ensure the Council fulfilled its statutory functions for transporting those with special needs and procured the best possible contractor to deliver this critical service whilst continuing to use the incumbent contractors to address the increased demand. 


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Michael Butler

Publication date: 19/06/2020

Date of decision: 18/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 18/06/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/06/2020

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