Council advertises tender for marketing Oban Airport

‘The tenderer will be responsible for preparing an advertising strategy which will raise the profile of Oban airport’.

How many years has it taken to get to doing this?

This tender was posted yesterday 24th April 2012, with a very tight deadline for submission of just over three weeks – 18th May at midday. The contract is set to be awarded on  30th May.

Given the procurement habits of this council – as demonstrated in their recent expensive and losing legal fandango at Edinburgh Court of Session with the Helensburgh and Lomond school transport contract, maybe they’ll work out the details of the tender after they’ve selected their preferred bidder. It may be illegal but it certainly is easier that way, especially when you don’t know what you’re doing.

A reader who spotted this tender on the Government website shares our won bewilderment as to why current opposition councillors are not calling for an immediate moratorium on tendering and procurement.

Whichever marriage of the unlikely emerges from the local authority elections on 3rd May, that administration is going to have one epic mess of knitting to unravel – and the fewer stitches that are dropped now the better.

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3 Responses to Council advertises tender for marketing Oban Airport

  1. give julie a decent camera – take the SD card out of it at the end of each flight – upload the images tp flickr and the videos to youtube and share them around.
    Job Done. The flight alone would sell itself !!
    :@/

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  2. I see that today’s P&J features a picture and uncritical article about Transport Spokesman Duncan MacIntyre and the tender for further services at Oban Airport.
    Note that the council are still knitting furiously!

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  3. linnhe is “on the money with the comment above,

    I was at Fionnphort yesterday when the Tiree plane flew low over heading for Oban. The sun was splitting the skies. The Iona ferry was approaching the pier, there was a liner berthed in the Sound. The jetty was crowded.
    It must take a peculiar sort of genius to fail to market West coast air services.

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