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Falkland Islands

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What considerations were taken into account prior to awarding the contract for operating the air bridge from Brize Norton to Ascension Island and the Falkland Islands previously operated by Omni Air International. [HL5523]

The requirements for the operation of the South Atlantic airbridge were determined by the MoD in consultation with the Falkland Islands Government and the Ascension Islands Government before the MoD undertook a competitive tendering exercise. The six bids received were evaluated against various criteria including technical capability, understanding and acceptance of contract terms, quality and flexibility, experience and pricing.