Licensed taxi drivers are invited to come along to a meeting to find out more about bidding for a Midlothian Council contract.
The existing contract to transport pupils from home to school and back as well as social care clients is due to end in July 2016.
The new contract is likely to be for a maximum four year period.
The meeting at the Lasswade High School conference centre on Wednesday, March 23 at 10am will give anyone further details about the tender process.
An advert will be placed on the Public Contracts Scotland website. The two taxi associations in the Midlothian area will be asked to advise their members. The council will also contact currently employed operators.
Anyone looking for more information can contact Mark Cant at firstname.lastname@example.org