St Helena Government is pleased to announce that the market response to the first phase of the Air Service Procurement process has been very positive.

The first stage of the formal process to procure an Air Service Provider to St Helena began on 13 June 2014. Interested parties were invited to submit various details about their organisation and outline proposals through a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). Deadlines for the PQQ closed at noon on Thursday 17 July 2014.

The submissions received will now be reviewed over the coming weeks to establish the parties to be invited to tender for the air service to St Helena. This review process will be completed by 15 August 2014, when successfully pre-qualified parties will be issued with an Invitation to Tender document. Parties that have not pre-qualified will be notified at this time or earlier.

SHG is seeking to award a contract to a suitably qualified organisation to provide air services to St Helena, on a contract period of up to five years. St Helena Government expects to award the final contract for an air service provider in February or March 2015.

Further details will be provided in due course.

Notes to Editors

The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Information Memorandum have been available to interested parties on the dedicated website All parties that had previously expressed an interest in providing the air service, along with an extensive list of potential air service providers, were notified of the procurement process launch. Advertisements were also placed with aviation publications.


21 July 2014


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