Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Children’s Services which sought approval for the re-tendering of the Home to School/College Transport contract. The current contract ends on 31 July 2020 with a new contract required to be in place for September 2020 as the Local Authority has a statutory duty to provide home to school/college transport for eligible Special Educational Needs children and young people.
There is no reasonable alternative if the Council is to comply with procurement and education regulations.
That the proposal to re-tender for the Home to School/College Transport contract be approved.
Reason for resolution
The Local Authority has a statutory duty to provide transport for learners with special educational needs when it is not possible for the child or young person to attend a school or college near to their home because the setting is unable to meet their additional needs.