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MINUTE of MEETING of the EXECUTIVE SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Friday 31 July 1998 at 11.30 am.

Present: Councillors BRIAN M C MILNE, Mrs KATHLEEN RITCHIE and GEORGE NORRIE.

Councillor MILNE, Convener, in the Chair.

 

1. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sub-Committee resolved, in terms of Standing Order No 27(2), that the public and press be excluded during consideration of item 2 below so as to avoid the disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, paragraphs 6, 8 and 9.

2. TENDERING FOR SCHOOL CONVEYANCE REQUIREMENTS 1998/2001

With reference to Article 5 of the minute of meeting of this Committee of 9 June 1998, there was submitted Joint Report No 781/98 by the Director of Education and the Director of Planning and Transport (a) detailing the results of tendering for contracts for conveyance of pupils to schools in Angus and special education establishments in Dundee, and (b) recommending the award of contracts as detailed in the Appendix to the Report. The Report also recommended that the Director of Education be delegated specific authority to accept four further contracts which remained to be awarded.

The Sub-Committee agreed:-

(i) to award the contracts as detailed in the appendix to the Report;

(ii) to authorise the Director of Education to accept the recommended tenders for contracts ADE/1, AFR/12, ASP/30 and ASP/32 as soon as possible; and

(iii) to note that there was sufficient provision in the Department’s Revenue Budget 1998/99 to meet the cost of the contracts.