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Tenders invited to manage Daedalus

The Homes and Communities Agency is seeking an operator for Daedalus Aerodrome, Lee on Solent.

The information below is taken verbatim from the invitation to tender, complete with spelling errors.


The Homes and Communities Agency wish to appoint a management operator for the Daedalus Airfield for an interim period of upward of 9 months. The airfield is currently used by a variety of organisations including Britton Norman, home based operators, Portsmouth Navy Gliding Club, maintenance based operators and micro-light aircrafts. It is envisaged that the management operator will need to make staffing arrangements, procure and own the assets required to operate the airfield, be the licensed operator for the airfield, be the contracting entity for airfield contracts and agreements, operate the airfield, operate ancillary services including fuel sales, fixed base operation (FBO) and handling, manage maintenance; and integrate with the overall estate company. Beyond this interim appointment that HCA will commence a separate procurement later in 2014, for medium term airfield management operator. In the event this is delayed the HCA reserves the right to extend the interim appointment to secure the ongoing operation of the airfield

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