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TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (PASSENGER TRANSPORT) ACT 1994 - SECT 57
Entering into a service contract for a general route service
57 Entering into a service contract for a general route service
(1) This section applies if an existing operator has an entitlement under
section 56 in relation to a new contract.
(2) The chief executive must, by
written notice, invite the operator to offer, whether by tender or in another
way, for a service contract to provide the public passenger service for the
area or route under the new contract.
(3) However, the chief executive must,
by public notice, invite offers from the public, whether by tender or in
another way, for the service contract if—
(a) no offer is made to the
invitation within 60 days after it is made, or any extended time under
subsection (4) ; or
(b) the operator makes an offer that the chief executive
decides is unacceptable under section 59 .
(4) The chief executive may by
written notice to the existing operator, within the 60 days, extend that time,
once only, by a maximum of 60 days.
(5) Despite subsection (3) (b) , if—
(a) the operator makes an offer within the time allowed under subsection (3)
(a) ; and
(b) the chief executive considers the offer substantially meets the
requirements of an offer that would be acceptable under section 59 ; the chief
executive may defer inviting public offers to allow an opportunity for a
contract to be concluded with the operator.
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