The Tender Trap: SAR and Medevac Contract Design
AirMed and Rescue published an article in their Dec 2016 / Jan 2017 issue by Aerossurance‘s Andy Evans on how to tender and contract for Search and Rescue (SAR) and medevac services (click this link for the full 3 page article online).
While there are some unique aspects to SAR and medevac contracts, many of the principles discussed are common for all types of contracted air service.
Aerossurance has extensive experience in the areas of aviation service contracting:
- Requirements analysis
- Market analysis
- Tender preparation
- Bid evaluation
- Bidder organisational capability assessment / audit
- Contract technical definition
- On contract assurance
We have helped organisations in the defence, oil, gas, mining, logistics, environmental services and wind energy sectors contract for over 80 aircraft (helicopters and fixed wing). These have been for a range of transport, training and special mission contracts around the world, lasting from just a few weeks to 25 years. These contracts are worth over a £1 billion in total.
See our earlier article: Increasing SAR Use by the Oil & Gas Industry
UPDATE 31 January 2017: Aerossurance’s Andy Evans has also written an article in the current issue of the International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) Airworthiness Matters magazine on: Next Generation Maintenance Human Factors.
UPDATE 4 October 2017: Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) Select Aerossurance as SAR Aviation Consultancy
UPDATE 16 May 2019: Survey Aircraft Fatal Accident: Fatigue, Fuel Mismanagement and Prior Concerns
UPDATE 13 July 2019: Helicopter Wirestrike During Powerline Inspection
UPDATE 5 March 2020: HEMS AW109S Collided With Radio Mast During Night Flight
UPDATE 19 April 2020: SAR Helicopter Loss of Control at Night: ATSB Report
UPDATE 11 May 2020: European Search and Rescue (SAR) Competition Bonanza
Aerossurance‘s Andy Evans has volunteered to deliver two training sessions at European Rotors on 17 November 2021. Places are still available to book but likely to be unavailable by mid-October so don’t hesitate!