Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
See attached ODR for full details
To grant supplier relied as outlined in the
attached Officer Decision Record
This decision was based on documentary evidence supplied by the providers and assessed by Financial Management and the Schools Transport Team.
The Homes to Schools Transport sector is a
vulnerable market and does not attract many if any bids for certain
routes. Occasionally, the Council struggles to fulfil its statutory
requirements due to the limited supply base.
Most firms are local or regional businesses and are reliant on the Council for income.
Appetite to sustain businesses in this sector to ensure competition for routes continues once the contract returns to normal operations.
In particular, sustain smaller businesses who predominantly pick up the harder to tender runs that in turn helps ensure value for money (VFM).
Appetite to sustain as many providers in the market as possible to ensure transport can be managed at a competitive price.
Publication date: 10/06/2021
Date of decision: 05/03/2021