Decision details

Local Bus Contract Retendering

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




  1. That Cabinet notes the background information set out in this report, and following consideration of the results of the procurement process, award the contracts to the operators as set out in the Part 2 report.


Reasons for Decisions:


Progressing the award of these contracts will enable SCC to:

  • Provide a robust local bus network providing essential public transport to residents so that they may continue to access key services, including employment, education, health care and essentially shopping, whilst supporting resident well-being by providing the ability for residents to travel throughout Surrey.
  • Provide bus services that are delivered by reputable operators that meet the County Council’s specified quality standards and enable us to meet our statutory duty as a Local Transport Authority.
  • Establish sustainable funding arrangements with bus operators.
  • Increase the proportion of lower emission Euro 6 buses on our network, replacing those with far higher emissions.


To comply with Procurement Standing Orders (PSO), Cabinet approval for contracts that reach a specified value is required.


(The decisions on this item can be called-in by the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee)


Publication date: 27/07/2022

Date of decision: 26/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 26/07/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/08/2022

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