Published date: 9 July 2020

Last edited date: 9 July 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 10 August 2020

Contract summary


  • Minibuses - 34114400

  • Buses and coaches - 34121000

  • Public-service buses - 34121100

    • Low-floor buses - 34121400

    • Electric buses - 34144910

    • Hire of buses and coaches with driver - 60172000

    • Bus station services - 63712100

Location of contract


Value of contract

£300,000 to £600,000

Procurement reference

RBC 00000774

Published date

9 July 2020

Closing date

10 August 2020

Contract start date

7 November 2020

Contract end date

7 November 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



A bus is required to continue the operation of route 42/42a in Reading currently runing from Kenavon Drive to Central Reading and Rivermead Leisure Centre. This service runs Monday - Saturday daytimes using one bus.

The current vehicle is a small 20 seater due to initial route access difficulties. The future contract vehicle would benefit from being larger than 20 seats minimum and may be required to operate on an extended route beyond the current route termini.

Rivermead Leisure center at one end of the route is currently being developed with a target of 2022 for completion of new extensive facilities including a full competition and diving pools. A new school is also being developed and the area has experienced residential developments which are likely to continue.

More information


Additional text

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Gareth Prandle


Bridge Street
United Kingdom


01189 3 74167


Closing: 10 August 2020