PTS Contract Update
As many of you are aware, on Monday 22nd April 2013 the Trust was notified that it was unsuccessful in its bid for the Peninsula PTS Contract.
The contract covers Devon (excluding Plymouth), Cornwall and Somerset. The successful bidder has a period of 10 days in which it can withdraw from the contract or legal challenges can be raised by the other bidders concerning the tendering process.
During these 10 days, the identity of the winning bidder cannot be disclosed by the Trust but the commissioners have informed the media, that the private company NSL has won the contract.
Until the contract has been officially signed, there will be no contact from the winning bidder.
The contract will commence from the 1st October 2013 and until then SWASFT will continue to provide the service.
It is anticipated that all PTS staff will be subject to a TUPE (transfer of undertaking and protection of earnings) transfer to the new provider.
Unison will work with the Trust and the new provider to ensure staff are supported and kept informed throughout the transfer.
The contracts for Plymouth and Dorset are due to be announced towards the end of May 2013.
Please contact your local rep and visit our website for further details and contact information.
Branch Secretary SWAMB UNISON
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