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Transportation provider selected for Holy Spirit Catholic Division and Lethbridge School Division

Lethbridge School Division and Holy Spirit Catholic School Division have selected Southland
Transportation Ltd. as the transportation services provider for school bus and specialized transportation
services for the 2021-2022 school year.
“We are very pleased that Southland will be awarded this contract,” said Holy Spirit Board
Chair Judy Lane. “Their proven record of providing quality, reliable and safe transportation services
for our students will be very reassuring to our communities and greatly appreciated by all
stakehholders.”
The Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued May 28, 2020 and closed on August 27, 2020.
Two responses were reviewed by a committee made up of both superintendents and other key
staff members from each school division.
The evaluation criteria for the proposals focused on technical expertise (qualifications and experience,
training and professional development, service delivery, value added, past references
and provision of school buses) and pricing.
Southland Transportation Ltd. was chosen as meeting or exceeding the established criteria of
the RFP. They were also the low bid on the quoted pricing over the five-year initial term of the
proposed contract for transportation services.
“Lethbridge School Division is confident Southland will continue to provide our students with
a high level of safe and reliable bus service,” said Lethbridge School Division Board Chair Clark
Bosch. “We also want to thank the City of Lethbridge being an effective partner with the Division
in transporting our students to and from school for over 50 years.”
The initial contract with Southland will be for five years, with an option to extend the agreement
for two more subsequent five-year terms.

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