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Business Opportunities

Operators, build your business with us. Please keep revisiting this page to find business opportunities and details of when new tendering opportunities will be available.

Tendering Opportunities

The Chest North West

Transport Service Solutions advertise tender opportunities throughout the year for local Bus Services, School transport and Social Care transport covering East Cheshire. You can view details of all the available tenders at www.the-chest.org.uk.

The Chest has been created with funding from the North West Centre of Excellence to bring together buyers and suppliers making it easier for businesses to find out about new sources of potential revenue and to grow and develop to the benefit of the local economy.

If you are experiencing any problems with registering or using The Chest software, please contact the support team:

Name: Due North (The Chest)
Email: support@due-north.com
Telephone: 01670 597136

For general enquiries about tender opportunities with Transport Service Solutions please phone 01270 371475 or e-mail: contractsandperformance@transportservicesolutions.co.uk

Working for us

Conditions of Contract

To receive a copy of the current Master Terms and Conditions of Contract please phone 01270 371475 or e-mail: contractsandperformance@transportservicesolutions.co.uk

Driver Vetting and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

All drivers and Passenger Assistants working on Transport Service Solutions contracts must have an enhanced DBS disclosure covering Adult and Child Workforce together with Adult and Child barring list clearance before a badge can be issued. Contained within the enhanced disclosure, are checks carried out into the applicant's background including criminal convictions, Department for Education and Skills information, Department of Health information and any other relevant information.

Appointments are made by calling 0300 123 5015 and then selecting option 3. During the appointment, evidence of identity and current address is required in order for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be completed. 

Evidence documents can include:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Utility bill dated within the last 3 months

Along with this information, a passport photo and safeguarding training certificate is also required.

Application costs (forms can be found below):

  • Full DBS and badge - £57
  • Badge only (if a valid DBS is provided. DBS must be less than 3 months old) - £13
  • Badge only (if DBS update service registered) - £13
  • Lost badge - £10

Further Information and how to apply:

  • Visit The DBS Website
  • Call the Council helpline for more information and how to apply on 01270 371428.

If you have made an appointment to complete an application for a Transport Service Solutions badge the documents below can be downloaded and completed before your appointment. This is not essential but may save time at your appointment.