HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c197W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the consortia bidding for the supply of tank transporters; and if he will make a statement on the progress of this project. [28338]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 9 February 1998]: As announced in the MOD Contracts Bulletin Volume 12, No 8 of 10 December 1997, an invitation to submit outline proposals to meet this Department's requirement for heavy equipment transportation has been issued to:

  • Econofreight Heavy Transport
  • Consortium headed by:
  • Mercedes-Benz(UK) Ltd
  • Consortium comprising:
  • Serco Ltd and MAN Truck & Bus (UK) Limited
  • Consortium comprising:
  • Alvis Unipower plc, Ryder plc, PHH Vehicle Management Service plc
  • Multidrive Ltd.
  • Consortium headed by:
  • Lex Service plc
  • A joint venture comprising:
  • Brown & Root Ltd./Oshkosh Truck Corporation

Econofreight Heavy Transport and Multidrive Ltd. have subsequently withdrawn from the competition.

The remaining consortia are due to submit their outline proposals later this month.

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