‘Air Access to St Helena – One of the World’s Most Remote Populated Islands’

St Helena Government (SHG) is pleased to announce today the commencement of the official process to procure an air service provider to the Island of St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

SHG is seeking to award a contract to a suitably qualified organisation to provide air services to the Island, on a contract period of up to five years.

The requirement is for a minimum weekly flight to a recognised international hub airport operating throughout the year. Services will commence when St Helena’s Airport opens in February 2016.

Potential air service providers are invited to visit the official SHG website http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/air-access/ or the Fly to St Helena website www.flytosthelena.com to find out more about this opportunity by viewing and downloading the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Information Memorandum (IM) relating to the contract.

The PQQ is the first stage of the air service procurement process. The closing date for responses to the PQQ is 12 noon GMT on Thursday, 17 July 2014.

SHG expects to award the final contract for an air service provider in February or March 2015.

Note to Editors

The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire represents the initial stage of agreeing contractual terms for the supply of air services to St Helena. The questionnaire will allow SHG to obtain sufficient information from potential organisations interested in supplying these air services, and to make an assessment of their suitability to be invited to continue in the tendering process. Only organisations that are successful at this stage will be invited to participate in the next stage of the procurement process.

SHG
12 June 2014

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