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School bus service from September 2019 Open invitation to tender

School bus service from September 2019

Tamerton Foliot to Plympton Academy

Open invitation to tender

Plympton Academy currently runs a minibus route from Tamerton Foliot through Budshead/Southway, Crownhill and Eggbuckland making various pick ups along the route morning and evening throughout the Academy year (ie 38 weeks a year).


Numbers of students wishing to use the service from September 2019 will exceed our capacity to continue with our existing in house minibus service and the Academy is therefore looking to find a commercial partner to support this transport service for students and parents.


Service required:

Numbers of passengers:     currently projected at 25

Number of weeks a year:     38 ie all school weeks throughout the year

Times required:                    Mornings to arrive at Plympton Academy before 8.25

         Evening to depart Plympton Academy at 3.10

User Payment terms:         This is a paid for service and parents are currently charged termly

Duration:          The Academy would like to enter into a 3 year agreement with a transport provider for this service.


Details of the current route run by the Academy are available on the Academy website (or from the contacts detailed below) although there will be increased passengers from the start point in Tamerton Foliot from September 2019 (anticipated 9 additional users) and the route may need adjusting.


If you are interested in tendering for this work please provide details of the size of bus/coach which would be made available (ie the seating capacity) and the cost to provide the service both as a single cost to the Academy, paid quarterly, and as a per passenger cost for the two journeys a day, per passenger, over 38 school weeks.


Please submit these details to the Academy by Friday 3rd May


The information should be posted to Plympton Academy, Moorland road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2RS or emailed to Annie House, Administration Manager at


If you would like to discuss the detail of our requirements please contact:

Alan Hocking, Site Manager on or 07507702738