Letter seeking a ministerial direction in relation to the withdrawal of Pacer vehicles by 2020.
Pacer vehicles withdrawal: a letter from the Permanent Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport seeking a ministerial direction
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This letter was written by the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Transport to the Secretary of State for Transport. It seeks a ministerial direction in relation to the withdrawal of Pacer vehicles by 2020. The letter also sets out the reasons for seeking a ministerial direction, those being:
- the low value for money of the proposal
- the precise stipulations reducing flexibility for bidders
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