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.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.
Reason for urgency:
Award of Contract cannot be deferred for 28 days, as per requirements for Notice of Key Decisions, as there is an urgency for operational reasons to appoint the winning contractor within a short timescale.
Anticipated restriction: Part exempt - View reasons
: Corporate Strategy;
Decision due: 8 Feb 2016 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Policy & Resources
Lead director: Director of Finance & Resources
Contact: Andrew Wannell, Deputy Chief Executive Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01329 824620.
Background Papers: File of Tender applications and submissions