Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The purpose of this report is to describe the process for procuring a new contract for the management of the airfield at Daedalus and to seek approval to award the contract.
When Fareham Borough Council acquired the airfield at Daedalus from the Homes and Communities Agency, it inherited a contract for the operation of the airfield with Regional and City Airports Management (RCAM). Initially, this short term contract was due to expire on 31st May 2015, but was subsequently extended until 31st March 2016. The Council has therefore now embarked on a process to procure a new contract to operate the airfield from 1st April 2016. This will be a 5 year contract with an option to extend for a further 5 years.
Five organisations bid for the contract and a brief evaluation of each bid is set out in confidential appendix A. The bids were evaluated in two parts; firstly, the quality of the bids was considered in terms of the future growth of a viable and vibrant airfield consistent with the Vision agreed by the Executive in October 2015. Secondly the evaluation examined the cost effectiveness of the bidders proposals, in terms of facilitating a position whereby the airfield can be financially sustainable by 2018.
RESOLVED that the Executive agrees:
(a) to award the contract to the bidder ranked in 1st position (as set out in Confidential Appendix A), this being the best combination of cost effectiveness and service quality in terms of taking the airfield forward in line with the Council’s Vision; and
(b) that the Director of Finance and Resources be given delegated authority to agree the detailed terms of the contract with the successful bidder.
Publication date: 10/02/2016
Date of decision: 08/02/2016
Decided at meeting: 08/02/2016 - Executive
Effective from: 20/02/2016