Transportation is provided via two models, with differing procurement approaches:
Demand-Response ("dial-a-ride"): Generally, transportation is authorized by the funding agency and consumers call to schedule their trips as-needed with varying destinations, frequency and times. This model is typically used for medical appointments. Each Broker maintains a list of qualified transportation providers (vendors) and their price lists. Contracted providers will be awarded trips on a daily basis based on lowest price, availability and prior performance.
Procurement Status: Interested transportation vendors may apply to be qualified as a provider anytime throughout the year.Contact the local Broker (the Broker serving consumers in your company's service area) for the HST Provider Application package and specific pricing requirements.
Program-Based: Transportation is authorized by the funding agency for a specific destination, frequency and time, usually operating on a daily or regularly scheduled basis. This model is typically used for transportation to rehabilitation or developmental programs; it is similar to a school-bus route.
Procurement Status: All program-based routes are currently being procured for a five year period beginning July 1, 2015 – contact the Broker in your service area for details. Additional routes are also occasionally added or contracts are terminated, and interested transportation vendors should submit a letter of interest to the local Broker (the Broker serving consumers in your company's service area) to be notified of any interim procurements.
General Procurement Information:
Information about the statewide procurement of transportation providers conducted for FY08 is available on the Commonwealth's Internet bid site (COMMBUYS).Click on the Contract & Bid Search and enter Bid Number: S112285-vCurrent.
This information is provided by Human Service Transportation Office.