The pupose of this note is to update the members on the outcome of the process for continuing the Half Way Hut service, upon the retirement of Joy & Jon Pearson, scheduled for October 1st, 2016,
From the begining of May , a sub committee set out to locate a succesor so as to be in a position to recommend the prefered candidate to the main committee, and subject to their aproval to be in a position to appoint the new service provider by August so as to ensure sufficient time of two months for the new service provider to commence as planned by October 1st, 2016,
We are therefore pleased to announce that the Management Committee approved the sub committee recommendation for Rebecca Simpson as the new service provider.
We understand that there has been some speculation as to the process followed.
By the very nature of this type of Open Service Tender with confidential tender returns, there is an inevitability as to some degree of speculation.
The sub committee drafted a detailed service specification against clear tender submissions that must remain confidential between both parties,
However what can be disclosed is the thorough tender analysis of each bid ,there were over fifteen criteria that each candidate was judged against.
The sub committee ensured that all elements of the bids both the commercial and service aspects were given every consideration.
The outstanding candidate emerged, with Rebecca Simpson being awarded the contract. The decision was unanimous across all the sub committee and they have every confidence that following a protracted bidding process that they have selected the right candidate.