Date lodged: 10 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00318 by Humza Yousaf on 8 June 2016, whether Transport Scotland had advised Serco Caledonian Ferries Ltd that its interim bid for the contract was at risk of non-compliance and, if so, when.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 June 2016
Transport Scotland wrote to Serco Caledonian Ferries Ltd on 28 January 2016 following a meeting on 25 January 2016 to discuss their interim tender. This advised them of non-compliant elements which they subsequently addressed in their final tender, however, their final tender had new non-compliant elements. I refer the member to the answers to questions S5W-00318 on 8 June 2016 and S5W-00679 on 21 June 2016.