Dear Sutton Borough Council,

Could you please provide the following information in regards to the “Home to School” transport service provided by Sutton Council. These questions are specifically referencing transport arrangements utilising outside companies (cab firms, community transport etc.)

1) How many school runs does Sutton Council currently outsource to outside companies.

2) What outside companies are currently providing transport services on behalf of Sutton Council, and how many individual school runs does each company provide.

3) The yearly cost of providing this service, and a breakdown of how much each company has billed for It’s services in the previous 12 month period (December 2017 - December 2018)

4) Any companies that have been blacklisted from providing these services to the council, and for what reason.

5) The criteria used to ensure the service provided is competitively priced and value for money.

Yours faithfully,

G Brewer

LBS FOI, Sutton Borough Council

Dear G Brewer,
- F13283 (please quote in correspondence)
I acknowledge your request for information received on 07/12/2018 relating
to Expenditure on Home to School Transport.
Your request is being considered and, if it is held, you will receive the
information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as
defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information
not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.
If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font
size.  If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large
print, etc. then please let us know.
For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal.
If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.
A fee may be payable for this information.  This will be considered and
you will be informed if a fee is payable.  In this event the fee must be
paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day
time limit is suspended until receipt of the payment.
Please be advised that in line with London Borough of Sutton's commitment
to transparency, in due course an anonymous copy of your request and our
response may be published on our website.
Yours sincerely,
FOI Admin Officer
London Borough of Sutton

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Colin Hagreen,

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Dear Mr Brewer,
REF NO F13283
I refer to your request for information received on 06/12/2018 relating to
Expenditure on Home to School Transport.
The attached response is provided on behalf of the London Borough of
Sutton as at 30/11/2018 unless otherwise noted.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled you
have the right to ask for an internal review.  Please notify us in writing
as soon as possible with the grounds upon which you feel the appeal is
justified to: [1][Sutton Borough Council request email] or by post to Customer Care and
Improvement Team, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA.
We aim to respond to you within 20 working days of receiving your request.
If it is going to take longer we will let you know.
Should you still be dissatisfied with the outcome you have the right to
refer to the Information Commissioner: Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF [2]
Best regards,
Colin Hagreen

SEND Transport Manager

Tel: 020 8770 6783

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