PSO Air Service Contract – Cardiff Airport and RAF Valley

PSO Air Service Contract – Cardiff Airport and RAF Valley

The Welsh Ministers are seeking to secure a new 4 year contract for the provision of a scheduled air service between north and south Wales. 


1 Authority Details


Authority Name and Address


Welsh Government

Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park,


CF10 3NQ


Matthew Gregory

+44 2920826731


Address from which documentation may be obtained

Welsh Government



Completed documents must be returned to:

Welsh Government


2 Contract Details



Provision of PSO Air Service between Cardiff Airport and RAF Valley


Description of the goods or services required

The Welsh Ministers are seeking to secure a new 4 year contract for the provision of a scheduled air service between north and south Wales. The service will provide at least two daily direct flights and will be operated as a Public Service Obligation (PSO) under European Union Regulations 1008/2008. The aim of the air service is to encourage closer economic, social and political cohesiveness between north and south Wales, and to generate positive economic development outcomes for north Wales. The intra-Wales air service has operated since 2007 and will continue to provide a convenient, affordable transport opportunity for citizens and businesses to travel within Wales and further afield.

The Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:

Email: Phone: 0800 368 4850 / Fax: 020 7060 0480


– Go to

– The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.

– Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.

– The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.

– On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.

– The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.

– In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.

– Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”

– Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.

– If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

– Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.

– Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

– Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.

– Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 12 noon


– Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’

– The etender references for this contract are: Project_28508 and ITT_43545

– Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.

– You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.

– Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit and search for PQQ/ITT code 43545 within the appropriate area.


Notice Coding and Classification

  34711300   Piloted aircraft
  60400000   Air transport services
  60410000   Scheduled air transport services
  60423000   Air-charter services

  1000   WALES
  1010   West Wales and The Valleys
  1011   Isle of Anglesey
  1012   Gwynedd
  1013   Conwy and Denbighshire
  1014   South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
  1015   Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
  1016   Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
  1017   Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
  1018   Swansea
  1020   East Wales
  1021   Monmouthshire and Newport
  1022   Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
  1023   Flintshire and Wrexham
  1024   Powys


Total quantity or scope of tender

4 years

3 Conditions for Participation


Minimum standards and qualification required

As stated in the tender documents

4 Administrative Information


Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.


Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority



Time Limits

  a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    10-10-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 28-11-2014


Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up




Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information


Additional Information


(WA Ref:14015)

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As stated in the tender documents


Additional Documentation


Publication date of this notice


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