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Secure Training Centres: Tenders

Volume 571: debated on Thursday 2 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether, in view of the lapse of time, a further notice relating to secure training centres has been placed in the

Official Journal of the European Communities since the one placed there on 5th January 1994; if not, when a fresh note is likely to be placed in the journal; and whether it is intended to invite all those who tendered for Cookham Wood and Gringley to submit revised bids.

Invitations to tender for the provision of secure training centres at Cookham Wood and Gringley were issued on 31st March 1995 under the terms of the restricted procedure notice placed in the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC) on 5th January 1994. Following receipt of the tenders on 12th June 1995 it was deemed necessary to discontinue the restricted procedure and adopt the negotiated procedure. Negotiations with tenderers are continuing with the aim of signing contracts for the provision of secure training centres at these two sites as soon as possible.A fresh notice for the remaining three sites was placed in the OJEC on 9th August 1995 seeking expressions of interest under the negotiated procedure. All those who expressed an interest under the original notice were invited to re-apply. Bids were invited for the third site, Onley in Northamptonshire, under the terms of this notice on 4th March 1996.