REEVALUATING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROCUREMENT

Public bodies have increasingly become involved in providing services, including transportation. Cost effective transportation should include a responsibility for procurement with special emphasis on determining the following: The real community need; whether local community groups can resolve transport problems if a services manager can deal with institutional barriers; if transport services are required, is there excess capacity that might be utilized; if transport must be procured, existing or potential private providers should be sought; in procurement there should be efforts to increase the number of competitors, but assure that bidding will not destroy bidders; if contract service is necessary, assure that the carrier is encouraged to sell excess capacity and pass savings to contracting agency. Self-help programs should be encouraged. Once procurement is deemed necessary, it is important to identify the service level, estimate the cost of service, control cost factors, participate in pricing, and establish the ownership of vehicles. Management and procurement of service depends on judicious selection and utilization of capacity. an authority is more insulated from politics in its

  • Corporate Authors:

    ATE Management and Service Company, Incorporated

    617 Vine Street, Suite 800
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45202
  • Authors:
    • Davis Jr, F W
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 47-61
  • Serial:
    • TRANSITIONS
    • Publisher: Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM