Extended deadline for invitation to tender for the Værøy-Bodø helicopter route

Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher Ministry of Transport and Communications

“No offers were received within deadline on the Værøy-Bodø helicopter route. We are therefore extending the deadline to 10 December,” says the Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

“No offers were received within deadline on the Værøy-Bodø helicopter route. We are therefore extending the deadline to 10 December,” says the Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has scheduled helicopter service between Værøy and Bodø for the period 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2019, out to tender. Helicopter companies from all EEA (European Economic Area) countries are invited to tender.

The current transport standard shall be maintained with two daily departures both ways Monday to Friday, and one on Saturdays and Sundays, both ways. The total minimum capacity is 180 seats per week.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 10 December 2013. Opening of offers will take place at 12 December.

Background
The Ministry currently ensures air transport services in Norway by giving government grants to air transport on routes not commercially viable.

For more information, see the tender announcement: NorwegianEnglish.