Council gives notice a procurement for Corran Ferry service may be coming

The ferry that plies the Corran Narrows is regarded as a vital lifeline service for communities on the peninsula. NO-F47-corran-ferry-1
The ferry that plies the Corran Narrows is regarded as a vital lifeline service for communities on the peninsula. NO-F47-corran-ferry-1

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Highland Council will be testing the market by contacting prospective contractors – scheduled to be sent out on January 6 – to give notice that a procurement for the Corran Ferry service may be coming forward.

A questionnaire will seek the views of suppliers and potential suppliers of ferry services to the council.

The Prior Information Notice is not a contract tender invitation but a market testing exercise to understand what the ferry operator market thinks is appropriate in terms of: vessels and refit/relief/breakdown cover;
slipways and infrastructure; crewing model and fares structure.

This work relates to the Corran Ferry outline business case, which is focused on the immediate transport problems associated with the ferry service, and the actions required to ensure its future sustainability.