Copy of a letter and Annex from the Director
of Air Foyle Ltd to the Controller and Auditor General
MOD SHORT TERM
Between January 1998 and May this year Air Foyle
participated in the procurement process for airlift to satisfy
an MOD requirement under the name of Short Term Strategic Airlift
(STSA). Since the decision of the Government was announced in
May in favour of the Boeing C-17 aircraft and details of the arrangements
relating to that aircraft have become public during the last few
months, we have become increasingly concerned by several issues
relating to the procurement decision and the process by which
it was reached.
I have prepared the attached paper to outline
the course of events and the factors which concern us. in The
circumstances I believe it is appropriate that the national Audit
Office should consider this situation to investigate the value
for money issues and propriety of the procurement process used.
If there is any further information that you
require then please contact me at the above address.
7 September 2000