Date lodged: 7 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06742 by Keith Brown on 28 February 2017, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding whether the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) contractor is responsible for contractual penalties or liquidated damages in the event of a failure to complete the project on time and, if so, whether sums recovered by the Scottish Government will be reinvested in the local area.
Answered by: Keith Brown 22 March 2017
As is usual for this type of contract, Aberdeen Roads Limited, the project contractor, does not incur contractual penalties or liquidated damages in the event of a failure to complete the project on time. However, the project contractor does not receive payment for sections of the project until they are available and open to traffic.