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Decision details

Request to Extend Home to School Contracts - Pullman

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report:  To seek agreement to the extension of home to school transport contracts with Pullman to 31 July 2024. The current contracts deliver the statutory elements of home to school transport and are cost effective and are not part of the transport savings plan. The extension will allow continuity of a statutory service at a time when the coach industry is still recovering from the impact of Covid.

The Executive will be asked to agree to the extension to 31 July 2024.


Resolved:  That Option 2 be approved and the existing home to school transport contracts with York Pullman Bus Co. Ltd. be extended for a period of 2 years, from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2024, and that authority be delegated to the Director of Prevention & Commissioning and Education, in consultation with the Director of Governance and the Chief Finance Officer, to sign a variation to the contract to extend it for 2 years.


Reason:     To ensure that there is provision in place to meet the Local Authority’s statutory duties in relation to home to school transport until a review of the Tadcaster bus contracts has taken place.  This will require Member consideration and also a public consultation if it is proposed that the Tadcaster bus contract is ended.

Report author: Barbara Mands

Publication date: 18/03/2022

Date of decision: 17/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 22/03/2022

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