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Taxi services in Edinburgh: framework

Published: 30 Jun 2016

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the framework.

30 Jun 2016
Taxi services in Edinburgh: framework

Who can access: central government
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 30 June 2016 to 30 September 2020
Category: corporate services - central government


This framework is for the provision of a cost and time efficient taxi service within Edinburgh and immediate surrounding area.

What is in scope

The provision of a taxi service mainly operating between various government buildings and other locations within Edinburgh and the immediate surrounding area.

What is out of scope

The framework does not cover taxi services outwith Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

Who can use this

This framework can be used by:

  • central government
  • other public bodies: Scottish Parliament Corporate Body, Forestry Commission

Full details can be found on Public Contracts Scotland   

See full details on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 

Note:  It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.

Entitlement can be established from the terms of the OJEU advert and guidance on this can be found in annex A of our guidance on framework agreements.  If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.


Benefits for public bodies using this framework include:

  • a central taxi booking contact
  • availability of One Ticket which is a cashless means of booking a taxi by use of unique identification number for each journey and payment via consolidated invoicing
  • fixed fares agreed for regular journey routes
  • discounted metered fares
  • free waiting time up to three minutes
  • payment (by the contractor) of an annual environmental levy

Supplier details

Central Radio Taxis (Tollcross) Limited
15 Bankhead Drive
Sighthill Industrial Estate
EH11 4DW


Graham Dougan
Phone: 0131 221 2239 (priority telephone number for contractual use)

Further information

Information about pricing and terms and conditions for frameworks and contracts can be found on the Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this and are eligible to use the framework please complete the registration form and send it to one of the Scottish Procurement contacts listed below.

Please note that contract terms and pricing should be treated as ‘commercially confidential’ and must not be shared with anyone outside your organisation without the prior approval of Scottish Procurement.

All other enquiries in relation to this contract should be directed to the named procurement contacts.


Neil MacTavish
Phone: 0141 242 5589

Martin Mooney
Phone: 0131 244 4437