Expenditure on Home to School Transport

Currently waiting for a response from Sutton Borough Council, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

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.
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print, etc. then please let us know.
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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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