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New contract information

As part of the final preparation of the new bus contracts, the latest version of the Formal Instrument of Agreement, Standard Conditions and funding models will be maintained on this page.

You will also find an excel School Bus Funding Model calculator spreadsheet which can be used to estimate school bus contract payments and look at different scenarios. A link to the final contract version of the Bus Contract Payment Model is also provided.

These documents are still subject to modification with the Crown reserving all rights.

The Formal Instrument of Agreement – School Bus Services (Final Version – Dated 16 July 2019)

This document is the head agreement between an operator and the Crown, and lists each of the contracts held.

The Standard Conditions (Final Version - Dated 28 August 2019)

This document lists all of the standard terms and conditions which apply to each contract listed under the Formal Instrument of Agreement.

The Bus Contract Payment Model – School Bus Services (Final Version - Dated 2 September 2019)

This document contains all the applicable rules, calculations and rates to calculate the base payment for School Bus services. The document also describes how indexation will be applied throughout the contract term and any other payments that may apply. The Bus Contract Payment Model – School Bus Services document should be read in conjunction with the Standard Conditions.

School Bus Funding Model Calculator and Instructions

The excel calculator can be used to calculate an estimate of payments (as at 9 October 2019) for services that you, as an operator, provide.

The model is provided in good faith and without prejudice. The model has been tested and should assist to provide you with calculations for the funding offer.

It should be noted that the final offer that you will receive, regardless of the calculations provided using the calculator, will be those specified in the final contract provided to you.

If there are any issues or queries, please contact Craig Elliot on 6166 3484.