Decision details

De-Minimis Supported Bus Service Direct Award 2nd February 2024

Decision Maker: Director of Planning, Transport & Environment

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


AGREED: that


(i)    A direct award for supported public bus service subsidies be awarded on de-minimis grounds in line with the Service Subsidy Agreements (Tendering) Regulations 1985 as amended by the Service Subsidy Agreements (Tendering) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2002.


(ii)  The subsidy period will be for three years, from 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2027.


Reasons for the decision:

To enable officers to direct award subsidies to fund parts of existing bus services that are provided by bus operators on a commercial basis for the majority of the day, but require additional support to provide services at the start and end of the day, or sections of a service for socially necessary bus services.


Publication date: 07/02/2024

Date of decision: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 17/02/2024