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How to become a school transport provider

To be eligible to quote for home to school transport contracts, run by the Transport Co-Ordination Centre (TCC), all operators must be registered on theSE Shared Services e-sourcing portal, and have submitted and passed the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

The PQQ is now open and located in the tender SCC / ESCC IC Client Transport DPS.

All driver and escorts, involved in the transportation of children and vulnerable adults, on contracts issued through the TCC need to be accredited through the TCC Authorised Identity Badge (AIB) scheme. Only drivers and escorts working for approved TCC operators will be accepted to apply for an AIB.

You can apply online for a TCC Authorised Identity Badge and you can apply online for a change or replacement to a current, valid badge.

Please ensure all applicants are aware of the approved documents list as issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Only documents on the list will be accepted as forms of identification. The TCC Authorised Identity Badge scheme guidance PDF outlines the process of applying for an AIB.

Please note: If any part of the process is failed, or information not provided, the application will not be successful.

If you have any doubt about the suitability of an applicant to work with children and vulnerable adults, please refer to the TCC Suitability Guidelines (PDF) for information on how applications are judged.

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