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Gateway 1 Procurement Commencement - Supported Bus Contracts

Meeting: 07/02/2023 - Cabinet (Item 21)

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This report requested the Cabinet’s agreement to commence the procurement of the Supported Buses and MY Yellow Bus Contracts. 


The report set out that the Council currently provided financial support to thirty bus routes across Medway. As these routes had been deemed financially unviable by operators, the Council directly commissioned local operators to run them. The Council also commissioned an operator to provide nine routes during term time from key parts of Medway to schools in the area. These routes were known as the MY Yellow School Bus routes.


A Diversity Impact Assessment had been carried out and was attached as Appendix 1 to the report.








The Cabinet approved the procurement commencement of the Dynamic Purchasing System as per the preferred option identified in paragraph 4.3.1 of the report.





The recommissioning of these bus contracts will ensure a key transportation link for many residents is maintained, the services are awarded to and operated by good quality operators, and the contracts are for best value.