Transport

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Dear Lincolnshire County Council,
Can you please provide me with information on the following category of service (a category of service would be classed as an area of business within the Council, for example Transport or Social Care):
1) Does the Local Authority currently operate any form of supplier framework (a supplier framework would classed as a list of enrolled and accredited companies or individuals that provide goods or services to the Local Authority) for:-
a. SEN Transport –
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care -
2) If the Local Authority does operate a supplier framework, when do these frameworks run out? :-
a. SEN Transport –
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care -
3) If the Council does operate a supplier framework, how many suppliers are listed on the framework?:-
a. SEN Transport –
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care -
4) Does the Council own and operate an internal fleet of vehicles that is utilised for services such as SEN Transport or Taxi Services?
5) If so, please can you provide with the size of the fleet.
6) During the financial year of 2014/15, what has been the actual spend of:-
a. SEN Transport-
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care –
7) During the financial year of 2014/15, what has been the actual spend of “spot purchases” or Transport placements that were not purchased on the supplier framework (if one does exist):-
a. SEN Transport-
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care –
8) Does the Council utilise a technology (this could be either a piece of software or computer programme) to help commission Transport Services (these would be defined as SEN Transport, Home to School etc) for a citizen?
9) If so, when does the contract for these services expire and what has been the cost for the contract?
a. Expiration date –
b. Cost -
10) What is the size of the team that works within the Transport Department of the Council?
11) Please can you provide me with a hierarchy of the team that comprises the Transport Department with names and job roles?

Yours faithfully,

Dom Wallace

FOI, Lincolnshire County Council

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8^th April 2015

 

Dear Dom Wallace

 

Freedom of Information Reference: 24545286 FOI

 

Subject: Request for information regarding supplier frameworks within
Lincolnshire County Council specifically relating to adult and children's
care transport.

 

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Date: 27^th of April 2015

 

Dear Dom Wallace

 

Freedom of Information Reference:  24545286 FOI

 

Subject: Request for information.

 

Please find our response to your request below:

 

Request and Response:

 

 

1) Does the Local Authority currently operate any form of supplier
framework (a supplier framework would classed as a list of enrolled and
accredited companies or individuals that provide goods or services to the
Local Authority) for:-

a.         SEN Transport –

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

The Passenger Transport Unit of Lincolnshire County Council maintains an
"Approved Operators List". This list is open to all operators, however
they must fulfil set criteria in order to remain on the list (such as DBS
checked staff, Valid Insurance, District Licence or Operators Licence
etc). There are currently 334 companies on our Approved List.  This list
is used for all our transport contracts (SEN, Home to School\College,
Social Care and Local Bus).  All tender contracts are advertised on OJEU.

We also operate a framework for Solutions 4 transport (Centres that
provide full-time education for 14-16 year olds who have been permanently
excluded from school) and & EBSS (Emotional & Behavioural Support Service)
Teaching and Learning Centres (previously called Pupil Referral Units
which can accommodate both primary and secondary aged pupils for short
term placements).

This was advertised via OJEU and any operator wishing to take part must
have met the standards to become an Approved Operator.

 

2)         If the Local Authority does operate a supplier framework, when
do these frameworks run out? :-

a.         SEN Transport –

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

The framework expires in July 2015. 

 

3)         If the Council does operate a supplier framework, how many
suppliers are listed on the framework?:-

a.         SEN Transport –

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

There are 334 companies on our Approved Operators List and 52 on the
Solutions 4 & EBBS Framework.

 

4)         Does the Council own and operate an internal fleet of vehicles
that is utilised for services such as SEN Transport or Taxi Services?

 

The Council operates a Demand Response Services (CallConnect) with a
mixture of vehicles purchased by the authority or the transport company. 
The service is operated by commercial operators under contract. On a
limited number of occasions this service has been used to transport pupils
to school\college and for Adult Care passengers.  It has not been used for
SEN transport.

 

5)         If so, please can you provide with the size of the fleet.

 

Owned

2 Bluebird Orion (16 seats)

2 Bluebird Orion Plus (20 seats)

9 Fiat Ducato (14 seats)

3 Renault Master (12 seats)

11 Renault Master (8 seats)

11 Vauxhall Movano (8 seats)

2 Vauxhall Movano (8 seats) – in build

 

Leased

1 Vauxhall Movano (8 seats)

 

6)         During the financial year of 2014/15, what has been the actual
spend of:-

a.         SEN Transport-  

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

Figures for 2014/15 have not been fully completed for the financial year
end, however are expected to be as follows:

a.    SEN Transport – approximately £8,350,570.28

b.    Home to School – approximately £25,637,646.35 including SEN
transport

c.    Contracts 8 seats or less – approximately £11,025,734.96

d.    Adult Social Care – approximately £1,212,217.08

 

7)         During the financial year of 2014/15, what has been the actual
spend of “spot purchases” or Transport placements that were not purchased
on the supplier framework (if one does exist):-

a.         SEN Transport-

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

Please see 6) above, all purchases through Approved List.

 

8)         Does the Council utilise a technology (this could be either a
piece of software or computer programme) to help commission Transport
Services (these would be defined as SEN Transport, Home to School etc) for
a citizen?

 

The Passenger Transport Unit operates a bespoke software programme called
SEATS (Social Services, Education And Transport System). 

 

9)         If so, when does the contract for these services expire and
what has been the cost for the contract?

a.         Expiration date –

b.         Cost –

 

The software is owned and managed by Lincolnshire County Council.

 

10)        What is the size of the team that works within the Transport
Department of the Council?

 

The Passenger Transport Unit has 77.5 FTE staff members.

 

11)        Please can you provide me with a hierarchy of the team that
comprises the Transport Department with names and job roles?

 

Please see attached structure chart.

 

 

 

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Once again, thank you for your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

James Taylor

Freedom of Information

On behalf of Lincolnshire County Council

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Freedom of Information
Customer Service Centre
2^nd Floor

Thomas Parker House

13/14 Silver Street
Lincoln
LN2 1DY
Tel: 01522 782187
[2][email address]

[3]www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

 

 

Date: 27^th of April 2015

 

Dear Dom Wallace

 

Freedom of Information Reference:  24545286 FOI

 

Subject: Request for information.

 

Please find our response to your request below:

 

Request and Response:

 

 

1) Does the Local Authority currently operate any form of supplier
framework (a supplier framework would classed as a list of enrolled and
accredited companies or individuals that provide goods or services to the
Local Authority) for:-

a.         SEN Transport –

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

The Passenger Transport Unit of Lincolnshire County Council maintains an
"Approved Operators List". This list is open to all operators, however
they must fulfil set criteria in order to remain on the list (such as DBS
checked staff, Valid Insurance, District Licence or Operators Licence
etc). There are currently 334 companies on our Approved List.  This list
is used for all our transport contracts (SEN, Home to School\College,
Social Care and Local Bus).  All tender contracts are advertised on OJEU.

We also operate a framework for Solutions 4 transport (Centres that
provide full-time education for 14-16 year olds who have been permanently
excluded from school) and & EBSS (Emotional & Behavioural Support Service)
Teaching and Learning Centres (previously called Pupil Referral Units
which can accommodate both primary and secondary aged pupils for short
term placements).

This was advertised via OJEU and any operator wishing to take part must
have met the standards to become an Approved Operator.

 

2)         If the Local Authority does operate a supplier framework, when
do these frameworks run out? :-

a.         SEN Transport –

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

The framework expires in July 2015. 

 

3)         If the Council does operate a supplier framework, how many
suppliers are listed on the framework?:-

a.         SEN Transport –

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

There are 334 companies on our Approved Operators List and 52 on the
Solutions 4 & EBBS Framework.

 

4)         Does the Council own and operate an internal fleet of vehicles
that is utilised for services such as SEN Transport or Taxi Services?

 

The Council operates a Demand Response Services (CallConnect) with a
mixture of vehicles purchased by the authority or the transport company. 
The service is operated by commercial operators under contract. On a
limited number of occasions this service has been used to transport pupils
to school\college and for Adult Care passengers.  It has not been used for
SEN transport.

 

5)         If so, please can you provide with the size of the fleet.

 

Owned

2 Bluebird Orion (16 seats)

2 Bluebird Orion Plus (20 seats)

9 Fiat Ducato (14 seats)

3 Renault Master (12 seats)

11 Renault Master (8 seats)

11 Vauxhall Movano (8 seats)

2 Vauxhall Movano (8 seats) – in build

 

Leased

1 Vauxhall Movano (8 seats)

 

6)         During the financial year of 2014/15, what has been the actual
spend of:-

a.         SEN Transport-  

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

Figures for 2014/15 have not been fully completed for the financial year
end, however are expected to be as follows:

a.    SEN Transport – approximately £8,350,570.28

b.    Home to School – approximately £25,637,646.35 including SEN
transport

c.    Contracts 8 seats or less – approximately £11,025,734.96

d.    Adult Social Care – approximately £1,212,217.08

 

7)         During the financial year of 2014/15, what has been the actual
spend of “spot purchases” or Transport placements that were not purchased
on the supplier framework (if one does exist):-

a.         SEN Transport-

b.         Home to School –

c.         Taxi Services –

d.         Transport for Adult Care –

 

Please see 6) above, all purchases through Approved List.

 

8)         Does the Council utilise a technology (this could be either a
piece of software or computer programme) to help commission Transport
Services (these would be defined as SEN Transport, Home to School etc) for
a citizen?

 

The Passenger Transport Unit operates a bespoke software programme called
SEATS (Social Services, Education And Transport System). 

 

9)         If so, when does the contract for these services expire and
what has been the cost for the contract?

a.         Expiration date –

b.         Cost –

 

The software is owned and managed by Lincolnshire County Council.

 

10)        What is the size of the team that works within the Transport
Department of the Council?

 

The Passenger Transport Unit has 77.5 FTE staff members.

 

11)        Please can you provide me with a hierarchy of the team that
comprises the Transport Department with names and job roles?

 

Please see attached structure chart.

 

 

 

Lincolnshire County Council believes that the response outlined above
satisfies your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act and that all information that can be made available to you has been
provided.

 

You are entitled to an internal review of the administration of your
request. You can request an internal review by contacting
[4][email address]. Should you remain dissatisfied following the
outcome of the review you can submit a formal complaint to the Information
Commissioner's Office. Further information can be obtained from their
website [5]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Once again, thank you for your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

James Taylor

Freedom of Information

On behalf of Lincolnshire County Council

[6][email address]

 

The information we have supplied to you may contain intellectual property
rights of Lincolnshire County Council. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended), or other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose. If you would like to
re-use this information for any commercial purpose you must make a formal
request to us under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations
2005.  Please email us at [7][email address]

 

 

 

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