Helensburgh and Lomond school bus contract awarded to local firm

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Published Date: 

14 Dec 2016 - 15:38

Argyll and Bute Council has today (Wednesday 14th December) awarded a 55 month school bus contract to local supplier Garelochhead Coaches to provide services in Helensburgh and Lomond.


The new contract will come into effect from Sunday 8th January. 


Councillor Dick Walsh, Policy Lead for Customer Support Services, said: “We are committed to ensuring our pupils get safe and reliable transport to and from school, which is why we have made £1,954,529.20 available to provide the service over the term of the contract.


“Once again our procurement team has secured a service for the council while supporting a local business and ensuring best value for the public purse.


“Through their hard work and diligence they have and continue to save the council money wherever possible – money that can then be used for frontline services.


“This is a time of unprecedented challenge for local government finances. As we move forward effective procurement will become even more important, making sure we can get the very best value for the goods and services we buy in so that we can continue to support the services our communities have told us matter most to them.”