Specifications include, but are not limited to:
The transportation will be for the students of the City of Newport Public Schools
transports from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on a regular basis and for handicapped
students on a regular 180 days basis, and shall not be limited to the geographical
boundaries of the City of Newport. The school year is estimated at 180 days.
Contractor’s bid shall be based on the Transportation Data attached as Schedule A.
Although the current estimates are for 11 regular education buses and 3 special education
buses, the Contractor will be committing to perform the level of service described in the
Schedule A Transportation Data with the number of buses identified in Contractor's Bid.
After an award, any changes to such number of buses must be based on new information
and must be agreed to by Newport Public Schools prior to any change being effective.
Payment or reimbursement for changes for the awarded bid, as may be agreed to by the
Newport Public Schools, shall be figured on the basis of the daily rates indicated in the
bid. Buses transporting students must be restricted to the transportation of students
and/or authorized personnel.
Late runs shall be defined as those required after normal dismissal and will be charted at
the flat rate with no additional charge for mileage.
Special runs shall be defined as one, not part of, the daily routine of daily transportation.
The cost for a special run shall be a flat rate for the lease of the bus, an hourly charge for
the driver time, plus an additional rate per mile. Toll charges and other special type
charges, if any, shall be added to the cost of special trips.