8 CRR-NY 156.5
OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 8. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER II. REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER
SUBCHAPTER J. BUILDINGS AND TRANSPORTATION
PART 156. TRANSPORTATION
Current through January 31, 2012
* Section 156.5.* Annual extensions of transportation contracts.
(a) Annual extensions of contracts shall be prepared on forms prescribed by the commissioner; such extensions shall be filed with and approved by the commissioner and are subject to all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the filing of transportation contracts.
(b) Only contracts awarded in accordance with the competitive bidding requirements of subdivision 14 of section 305 of the Education Law may be extended.
(c) Annual extensions of fixed-price contracts, contracts based upon unit rates, such as per- bus, per-pupil or per-mile, and contracts based upon a combination of a fixed price and unit rate may provide for increases in such fixed prices and/or unit rates not to exceed the contractual amount paid in the preceding year by more than the increase in the regional consumer price index for the 12-month period ending on May 31st immediately preceding the commencement of the contract extension.
(d) Each district proposing to extend a contract shall maintain for a period of six years after expiration or termination of the contract extension or six years after final payment under the contract extension satisfactory evidence of the increase in the cost of the contractor's operation during the 12-month period immediately preceding the month in which the contract terminates. Upon the request of the commissioner, each district shall file such evidence with the commissioner.
(e) Each district proposing to extend a contract in an amount which is in excess of the maximum increase allowed by use of the consumer price index for the New York, N.Y. - Northern N.J. area, based upon the index for all urban consumers (CPI-U), shall file with the commissioner satisfactory documentation of the actual cost of qualifying criminal history and driver licensing testing fees attributable to special requirements for drivers of school buses pursuant to arts. 19 and 19-A of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.