Decision details

Approval to Award a Contract for Surrey County Council English National Concessionary Travel Scheme

Decision Maker: Executive Director Environment, Infrastructure and Growth

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The existing school accommodation at the St Matthews CofE Primary School does not enable the provision of a full statutory educational offer that meets the educational needs of Surrey’s most vulnerable learners; therefore, a new block is required. The school is forecast to accommodate an additional 13 primary aged SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) pupils. The places are planned to be phased in over a period of 3-4 years commencing in September 2023. 


This project therefore will involve the design and construction of a new building adjacent the main school which will provide high quality modern accommodation facilitating the best learning environment for the new cohort of 13 SEND pupils.


Following a compliant tender exercise, it is proposed to award the contract to TG Escapes Ltd. The Contract value is £1,180,500.



It was AGREED that:


Approval to procure a Contract for Surrey County Council English National Concessionary Travel Scheme was granted as part of the Annual Procurement Forward Plan by Cabinet on 21st December 2021 Min ref: 243/21 – Authority was delegated to the Executive Director of Environment, Transport & Infrastructure.


Reasons for the decision:

The award of contract will allow the Council to continue to discharge its statutory responsibilities.


The procurement route followed is compliant with the Procurement and Contracts Regulations 2015.


Alternative options considered:

The provision of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme is a statutory responsibility that the authority is obliged to deliver.


As part of the procurement process, a full options appraisal was conducted. The direct award of contract was selected as the most appropriate route to market.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 31/05/2023

Date of decision: 18/05/2023