CCSD Signs New Contracts with Four Transportation Providers After Request for Proposal Process
When the value of a possible contract for services or materials exceeds a certain threshold dollar amount, the Calgary Catholic School District is required to conduct a formal RFP process that is open to all bidders who wish to submit a proposal for the possible contract.
On January 31, 2019, Calgary Catholic posted two publically-accessible RFPs—one for regular transportation services and one for diverse learner transportation services. A Calgary Catholic RFP evaluation committee evaluated, scored, and ranked all the submitted proposals based on the specific criteria that were outlined in the RFP instructions to all bidders. In April 2019, Calgary Catholic invited the four top-ranked bidders to enter into direct contract negotiations.
Recently, the contract negotiations concluded, and the parties finalized the contracts. Calgary Catholic can now announce that beginning September 2019, the following service providers will provide transportation services:
Regular Program K-6 Yellow Bus Service: Southland Transportation and First Student
Diverse Learning Program Service: DREAMS and 4Seasons
Please see the attached list to find out which company(ies) will be serving students at your school next year.
These service provider changes may impact your school, your students and parents next year and particularly at the beginning of the new school year.
Please understand that CCSD will work together with school administrators and parents as well as the new bus companies and their new bus drivers to smooth out issues that may arise.
Thank you for your assistance.
Kindergarten and Elementary Students (city of Calgary)
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students are eligible for transportation when they live further than 1.2 km from their designated school. Check your address at the school with the transportation walk limit map or contact CCSD Transportation at 403-500-2458. When numbers warrant, morning and afternoon charter transportation (and noon service for kindergarten children) will be provided for kindergarten to Grade 6 students who are required to travel outside their community to their designated school.
Programs of Choice
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students who attend programs of choice and live more than 1.2 km from their school are eligible to receive transportation.
Students Living Outside Calgary
Rocky View School District Transportation Office is responsible for arranging transportation for CCSD students in kindergarten to Grade 12 who reside in the Airdrie, Chestermereand Cochrane areas. For information about service, families should contact their local Catholic school or the Transportation Department at 403-500-2458.
For those students in Calgary who live outside of the eligible walk limit areas and must instead take Calgary Transit, you can use Calgary Transit’s Google trip function to plot your bus trips.
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