We have more than 140 bus operators that provide both local bus services and school transport services in North Yorkshire.

We periodically issue invitations to tender for a variety of transport services. Invitations to tender, including supporting documents, will appear on this page when available.

Read our  guide to doing business with councils in North Yorkshire (pdf / 907 KB) for more information.

Potential operators should register on the electronic tendering system Yortender. You must confirm registration on the Yortender system by email to: businessdevelopment.ipt@northyorks.gov.uk. This email should include details of the company name under which you have registered.


 Bus information strategy (pdf / 146 KB)

 Code of conduct for service providers carrying mobility scooters (pdf / 12 KB)

 Guidance for drivers and passenger assistants (pdf / 185 KB)

Transport service providers - frequently asked questions

Conditions of contract and best practice guide information for operators who have contracted services for home to school, health and adult services and local bus transport is available below.

Conditions of contract documentation - school and local bus transport 

Conditions of contract documentation - special educational needs

Conditions of contract - health and adult services

Best practice guides

Wheelchair accessible vehicle guidance