Pupil Transportation

When Is it Necessary to Competitively Bid a Transportation Contract?

All contracts for the transportation of pupils during the regular school year and for summer programs must be competitively bid, regardless of how small any one contract may be, when school district officials anticipate that the annual aggregate amount to be expended on new contracts will exceed $20,000. Only partial-year contracts, which begin part way through the school year and cost $20,000 or less, may be awarded without competitive bidding, regardless of the aggregate cost of contracts previously awarded. However, partial-year contracts must also be bid when two or more such contracts are anticipated, which in the aggregate exceed $20,000.

Last Updated: October 29, 2010