Bus Éireann

Nationwide City, Town and Regional Services – Bus Éireann Direct Award Contract

The Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract between the National Transport Authority and Bus Éireann is a five year contract, which commenced on 1st December 2014.

The contract outlines the performance requirements that Bus Éireann must meet in return for the payment of a public subsidy. A proportion of the PSO payment is withheld each month and is only paid if the performance targets are met by Bus Éireann.

Contract and Schedules:

The performance of Bus Éireann is reviewed by the Authority quarterly. 


Earlier Contracts 2009 – 2014

National Transport Authority and Bus Éireann – Public Service Contract

Effective from 1st December 2012, the Authority amended certain provisions of the Contract, revised Schedule D and inserted a new Schedule E.

The contract is divided into the following sections:

  • Contract
  • Schedule A – Services and Service Levels to be Provided by the Operator
  • Schedule B – Performance Obligations
  • Schedule C – Reporting Requirements
  • Schedule D – Compensation
  • Schedule E – Framework Grant Agreement

The Authority has previously amended the performance obligations (Schedule B) and the current requirements are available here.

The contract provides for the approval by the Authority of any service changes outlined in Schedule A of the contract.