Value for money
It was recommended that the adam HTT Transport solution be contracted, which the council procured in March 2019 via a call off from the YPO.
In their use of the solution, Sutton were looking to attract new suppliers and drive competition in procurement. The new solution provided Sutton with a wider market to deliver the services and service resilience, which meant they were able to drive quality to meet rising demand and ensure the council secured value for money for local taxpayers.
The solution has also delivered an increase in competition for routes, 14.4 average bids per route compared to 4.5 previously.
• 32% of routes were awarded to suppliers revising bids downwards.
Another benefit they noticed was an increase in the number of providers able to supply vehicles and support across all categories, including taxis, minibuses, wheelchair accessible vehicles, with or without Passenger Assistant (PA) support.