Ramsgate Port: Channel Ferries

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the contract to run a freight service between Ramsgate and Ostend was subject to an open tender process; and if not, which companies were invited to apply.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The contract was let on a closed tender process under the extreme urgency provision in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. However, the Department had approached a total of nine companies inviting expressions of interest in providing freight services.

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