The NSW Taxi Council has recently received communication from the Point to Point Transport Commissioner regarding tender applications opening for Taxi Licences for 2020/21.
The Point to Point Transport Commissioner has opened tender applications for three (3) Fringe – Helensburgh & Metropolitan taxi licences.
For the 2020/2021 financial year, Transport for New South Wales has determined that 3 Fringe – Helensburgh and Metropolitan Taxi licences be released to replace previously issued licences.
Tender applications are now open for Taxi licence holders.
More information on the taxi licence determination e-Tender process and requirements can be found by visiting the tender platform. Applications are open from 12pm Thursday 3 December until 12pm Thursday 10 December 2020 and submissions can be made from the link below.
There will be a publication of successful tenderers when all licences have been issued. Taxi Licences
Under the Act, Taxi licences are issued for 12 months and can be renewed by the licence holder up to nine (9) times. The annual licence fee must be paid upfront and prior to any renewal of the licence.
As long as the licence holder is complying with the licence conditions, they have a right to renew the licence on making an application to do so before the expiry date and paying the agreed annual licence fee for the following year. Taxi licences issued under the Act cannot be sold, but can be transferred in certain circumstances following the death of the licence holder. Any licence can be leased. Requirements for Tender
A Tenderer must tender for all three (3) licences and must submit a separate tender for each licence.
Any individual, partnership or corporation with an Australian Business Number (ABN) may apply for and tender for a taxi licence.
The Taxi licences available in this tender can stand or ply for hire anywhere in the Fringe - Helensburgh and Metropolitan Transport District area at any time of day. These are known as rank and hail services. Note that a Taxi cannot provide rank and hail services outside of the area of operation of the Taxi licence however they can take booked services anywhere in NSW.
Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $200 (GST Exempt) in the approved form for each of the three licences.
Applications and tenders submitted in any other form, such as by mail, email or fax, will be deemed non-conforming. This means that they will not be considered.
All tenders must be submitted online via the Commissioner’s website.
A tender will only be considered for the Taxi licence category available in this tender.
An application cannot be considered for a different Taxi licence category to those available in the online application and tender.
In submitting an online tender, the Tenderer must declare compliance with all terms and conditions of the tender process as set out in this document. This includes verifying that the Tenderer has not colluded, consulted or agreed in any way with any other Tenderer or prospective Tenderer for the purpose of restricting competition or inducing any other prospective Tenderer to submit or not submit a tender for the purpose of restricting competition or for the purpose of agreeing on prices or influencing prices to be tendered for a Taxi licence.
A tender will not be accepted after the closing date and time.
Only conforming tenders will be considered.
Service level requirements apply, see tender information pack for more details.
For detailed information about the tender process visit the latest industry news article on the Commissioner’s website. Additional information -
More information about taxi licences and Taxi licence tenders can be found by visiting the Point to Point Transport Commissioner’s web page or contact the Industry Contact Centre on 131 727.