Issue details

Award of 6 Special Educational Needs Tail Lift Routes to Peterborough Limited Trading as Aragon Direct Services - KEY/19AUG19/02

The Cabinet Member is recommended to:


1.    award a contract to Peterborough Limited for additional passenger transport service routes  at a cost of £291,840 per year totalling £1,167,360 for an initial period from 1 September 2020 until 31 August 2021 with an option for the council to extend for further three years (1+1+1) (“Extended Period”), provided Peterborough Limited’s annual Business Plan(s) for the Extended Period is approved by Cabinet. 

2.    authorise that the Council’s existing operational services agreement (“OSA”)  with Peterborough Limited is varied to include the delivery by Peterborough Limited for the additional passenger transport service routes as set out in paragraph 1 above  



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/07/2019

Decision due: Not before 9th Jun 2020 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Lead member: Councillor Lynne Ayres

Lead director: Executive Director People Services PCC & CCC

Department: People Services

Contact: Bryony Wolstenholme, Specialist Transport Officer Tel: 01733 317453; Email:

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.


Parents of those currently receiving transport advised there will be a change of operator due to current operator terminating routes.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee