COMPETITION FOR PASSENGER TRANSPORT CONTRACTS

In 1989 the New Zealand Government introduced legislation to reform the process whereby public funds were spent on the procurement of public passenger transport services. Under this legislation Transit New Zealand is responsible for approving Competitive Pricing Procedures (CPPs) which must be followed before passenger transport services are eligible for public funding. To identify if the required efficiencies were being achieved, an extensive review of international public transport tendering and contracting practices, and discussions with funding authorities and operators in New Zealand, were undertaken. Key issues have been identified that have the potential to impact on competition and contract pricing. They include RFT size, group and combined tenders, gross v net tenders and patronage information, security of contract tenure, contract negotiation procedures, vehicle availability, non-performance penalties and a range of other issues. The key issues that have the greatest impact on competition and contract pricing are accorded high priority for further investigation. Broad options to improve procedures are also identified.

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    Transit New Zealand

    20-26 Ballance Street
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00664904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-478-04748-7
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM