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Advice for transport operators
We’ve published a guide for new transport operators contracting with ECC (PDF, 374.76KB).
It includes advice on:
- how to tender
- contacts at the council
- Disclosure and Barring Service checks
- useful tips
Disclosure and Barring Service checks
If you have an employee with an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check under 3 years old, we need a signed declaration before they start work on a transport contract.
Novate a contract
See our novation of contracts procedure (PDF, 41KB) if you wish to transfer a contract’s responsibilities and payment rights to another operator.
If you’d like to employ another operator to carry out a contract on your behalf, please email PTContract.Management@essex.gov.uk to discuss this.
- contract number
- route number
- name of the subcontractor
- proposed start date
Changing operator details
Please let us know if you change:
- operating address
- name of owner or manager
- invoicing contact
- complaint handling procedure
- emergency or out-of-hours phone number
- web address
- other contact details
Please email email@example.com, including both old and new details to help us confirm the change.
If you intend to employ passenger assistants, please email Passenger.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a completed:
- Disclosure and Barring Service declaration (PDF, 211.53KB)
- Declaration of passenger assistant training (PDF, 332KB)
Specialist Health Passenger Assistants
If your contract requires a specialist health passenger assistant, please email a completed referral form (PDF, 94KB, 2 pages) to arrange training.
Email completed forms to Provide.email@example.com.
Our training brochure (PDF, 4.8MB) shows the training available to operators.Print this page