Awarded contract

PB2021-00555 Home To School Transport Route

  • Darlington Borough Council

F15: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-031208

Published 15 December 2021, 10:50am

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

one.1) Name and addresses

Darlington Borough Council

Town Hall, Feethams




Mrs Jackie Elliott



+44 1325405496


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKC13 - Darlington

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

PB2021-00555 Home To School Transport Route

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 80000000 - Education and training services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Provision of home to school transport

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £1,045,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 60000000 - Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKC13 - Darlington

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Home to School transport

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the regulations


Due to the bespoke nature of the route requirements of the service area and the limited compliant market, a competitive process was unable to be carried out

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section five. Award of contract/concession

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract/concession

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

15 December 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire

Compass Royston

Bowefield Lane Ind Estate, Bowesfield Crescent


TS18 3EG



+44 77340452425


United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKC13 - Darlington
Internet address

The contractor/concessionaire is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot/concession: £1,045,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Darlington Borough Council



United Kingdom

Internet address