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Matters to be considered

59 Matters to be considered

(1) The chief executive—
(a) is not obliged to accept any offer for a service contract; and
(b) may only accept an offer for a service contract if the chief executive considers the offer to be acceptable for the contract.
(2) In deciding if an offer for a service contract is acceptable, the chief executive must have regard to at least the following—
(a) the needs of the community for whose benefit the service is to be provided;
(b) the ability of each offerer to meet the minimum service levels and other standards of performance specified in the offer;
(c) the cost of providing the service;
(d) the need for sustainability and continuity of services;
(e) any matters prescribed under a regulation.
(3) In deciding between 2 or more acceptable offers, the chief executive must select the offer the chief executive considers to be the best having regard to the matters mentioned in subsection (2) (a) to (e) .
(4) In this section—

"offer for a service contract" , includes an offer under section 60 (2) to provide a service for an amended service area or route.

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