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Regular news: Issue 592 16 Mar 2012

Dorset abandons bus partnering model for new contract awards

Dorset County Council is to cease awarding new bus contracts through its innovative partnering model that was only put in place last summer.

The county is to launch a new procurement exercise that will see operators appointed onto a framework through which all future  contracts will be awarded.

Dorset completed an innovative re-tendering of all 700 of its passenger transport contracts last summer, which made use of the competitive dialogue process – the first time this method is...

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