Decision details

LOP&S 2021041 - Supplier Relief Scheme Tranche 1 Home to School Transport

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.

Alternative options considered:

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

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