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Regular news: Issue 582 21 Oct 2011

Baker looks to Dorset for bus contracting lessons

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The DfT is studying Dorset County Council’s recent comprehensive retendering of public transport contracts to see if it could have best practice lessons for other parts of the country.

The council used the competitive dialogue procedure to award long-term  partnering contracts with bids scored using a 60% weighting for quality and 40% for price.

“That [Dorset’s approach] is something I am examining to see whether there are lessons that can be rolled out to other...

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