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