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This contracting framework consists of a single set of Standard Conditions for all contracts, plus a Formal Instrument of Agreement template and  funding models as provided below.

This page also includes excel calculator spreadsheets for both the School Bus and General Access Funding Models which can be used to estimate contract payments (as at the Base Date) and look at different scenarios.

Passenger Service Contract Standard Conditions

PSC Standard Conditions 2019-02 (Dated 28 August 2019)

The Standard Conditions apply to both General Access and School Bus services and lists all of the standard terms and conditions which apply to each contract listed under a Formal Instrument of Agreement.

School Bus Services – Formal Instrument of Agreement & Funding Model

Formal Instrument of Agreement – School Bus Service(s) Only (Dated 16 July 2019)

This document is the head agreement between an operator of passenger services provided for school students only and the Crown, and lists each of the contracts held.

Bus Contract Payment Model – School Bus Services (BCPM-SB 2019-02 - Dated 12 March 2020 – Amended and Restated as at 1 January 2020)

This document contains all the applicable rules, calculations and rates to calculate the payment for School Bus Services (as at the Base Date).

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 Passenger Service Contract Standard Conditions.

Bus Contract Payment Model – School Bus Services Calculator and Instructions

This excel calculator can be used to calculate an estimate of payments (as at the Base Date) for school bus 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.

General Access Bus Services – Formal Instrument of Agreement & Funding Model

The Formal Instrument of Agreement – General Access Bus Services Only (Dated 10 February 2020)

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

Bus Contract Payment Model – General Access Bus Services (BCPM-GA 2020-01 Dated 12 March 2020)

This document contains all the applicable rules, calculations and rates to calculate the payment for General Access Bus Services (as at the Base Date).

The document also describes how payment adjustments will be applied throughout the contract term and any other payments that may apply.

The Bus Contract Payment Model – General Access Bus Services document should be read in conjunction with the Passenger Service Contract Standard Conditions.

Bus Contract Payment Model – General Access Bus Services Calculator

This excel calculator can be used to calculate an estimate of payments (as at the Base Date) for general access services that you, as an operator, provide.

The model is provided in good faith and without prejudice.

If there are any issues or queries, please contact the Passenger Transport Branch on 6166 3343 (between 9am - 5pm).

Information on the past bus cost model is available below:

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