Published date: 23 April 2019

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 25 May 2024

Contract summary


  • Transport services (excl. Waste transport) - 60000000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract

£3,050,000 to £4,270,000

Procurement reference


Published date

23 April 2019

Closing date

25 May 2024

Contract start date

26 May 2024

Contract end date

27 May 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Call off from a Dynamic Purchasing System

A mini-competition or direct purchase from a pre-established dynamic purchasing system.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) is looking to set up a DPS to provide bus or coach services for school transport. This includes bus transport for pupils to and from school for specific routes within the Borough of Solihull. It is also looking for providers that can provide a service of transporting primary school pupils to and from swimming lessons at local leisure centres or swimming schools which may be by bus or coach. SMBC is also seeking providers that can offer an ad-hoc service for transport by bus or coach for Schools to call upon as and when required. The DPS will be divided into three lots and potential providers can apply for inclusion on individual lots or all three lots. Once the DPS is set up individual routes or requirements will be put up for auction. Timeframes for the individual routes will vary dependent on the requirements, but the individual agreements will run from 1st September 2019. The routes and requirements may be re-tendered throughout the period of the DPS. The DPS will operate for 5 years with the option to extend for 2 periods of 12 months.

Please visit to download tender documentation and submit a return

More information



Additional text

In order for you to access the documentation and express interest in participating in this process you will need to login/ register to our electronic tendering system CSW-JETS (Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire's joint E- tendering System). Similarly, in order for you to tender for any subsequent tender you will need to be registered on CSW-JETS.

To do this go to and then click the 'register here/ sign in button'

CSW-JETS is the new sub regional e - tendering portal run by In-tend and is used by the following authorities

Coventry City Council
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Warwickshire County Council
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Solihull Community Housing
North Warwickshire Borough Council
Warwick District Council
Stratford -on -Avon District Council

CSW-JETS enables us to advertise our opportunities across all authorities through the same system. This means that there is a single point of contact for procurement in the sub-region so you only have to register once to receive notifications for all authorities. Registering on the portal will make it easier for local suppliers to find, respond to and be alerted to tender opportunities.

Registration is free, and takes just a few minutes. When complete, you will be able to express interest in any of the Councils'/Authorities' opportunities when they are made available. In addition, we will be able to access your details whenever we have a requirement, and you may then be invited to tender or quote for work.

Furthermore, providing you have endorsed the correct classifications for your company, you will receive an automatic email alerting you to any future tenders or projects that these Councils undertake.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Christopher Lowe


Council House
Manor Square
B91 3QB


0121 704 6236


Closing: 25 May 2024