Decision details

Decision to enter into a further Cooperation Agreement with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) for the continued provision of school buses and associated education transport services

Reference: D50151

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In line with statutory duties, Leeds City Council and WYCA have cooperated for many years in order to secure best value and efficiency in the provision of school transport services for children in mainstream education. Each authority has separate statutory duties regarding school bus services to mainstream settings and associated education transport provision, along with statutory duty to cooperate with each other in fulfilling those duties. The cost to the Children & Families directorate is approximately £1.2m p.a  An implied agreement has been in place based on previous agreements to allow a number of technical & administrative amendments to be made, and a decision may now be taken to enter into a new agreement with WYCA for the continuance of services, which reflects the successful completion of numerous refinements.


The Director of Children and Families agrees to enter into a new cooperation agreement with WYCA, at a cost to be finalised with a net figure approximate to £1.4m.


The Director of Children and Families notes the Lead Officer for this is the Head of Commissioning and Market Management.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment

Other reasons / organisations consulted


Contact: John Bradshaw, Contracts Manager 0113 37 83138 Email:

Publication date: 02/10/2019

Date of decision: 10/10/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

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