The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA) (Icelandic “Vegagerðin”) has decided to withdraw the selection of a tender in a tender for scheduled flights from Reykjavík to Bíldudalur, Gjögur and Höfn in Hornafjörður, Frettablaðið reported.
“In light of new information that has emerged, Vegagerðin believes that a mistake may have been made in the evaluation of bids and whether the bidders meet the requirements of the tender documents,” says the announcement.
Three offers were received for the scheduled flight, from Flugfélagið Ernir (Eagle Air), Flugfélag Austurlands and Norlandair. Vegagerðin accepted the Norlandair’s offer for all three routes.
Túristi reported that Ernis’ representatives had subsequently appealed the decision, but Ríkiskaup came to the conclusion that Ernis’ offer and Flugfélag Austurlands’ offer did not meet all the conditions set in the tender. Their bids were both lower than Norlandair’s.
The announcement from Vegagerðin states that further information has been requested from Flugfélagið Erni ehf. and Norlandair ehf. which could change the assessment of the eligibility of tenderers. Upon receipt of that information, the selection will be re-evaluated.