Date lodged: 12 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to put the trunk road operating contracts for the (a) north west and (b) south west out to tender in 2018, and whether the terms of the contract will differ from previous iterations.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 25 January 2018
We recently completed an industry and stakeholder consultation exercise as part of our overall procurement strategy for the trunk road maintenance contracts. This is currently being considered in conjunction with a review of our operational requirements to inform the development of the next generation (5G) of contracts. We expect to have finalised our contract requirements and commenced the 5G procurement competition by the end of 2018.