The Public Service Obligation Contract between the National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus is a five year contract which commenced on 1st December 2014. The contract outlines the performance requirements that Dublin Bus 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 Dublin Bus.

The contract and schedules are available here:

National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus – Public Service Contract

Dublin Bus Direct Award Contract Schedules

Dublin Bus Service Specification including changes implemented up to 31/12/2017.

Earlier Contracts 2009-2014

National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus – 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 made of the following sections:

  • Contract
  • Schedule A – Services & 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 Authority is presently reviewing the current Schedule B with a view to its amendment early in 2013.

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