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S5W-13857: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government which current Scottish public sector construction contracts involve Carillion, and what the (a) value and (b) expected completion date is of each of these.

Answered by: Keith Brown 29 January 2018

We are continuing an extensive exercise to gather as much information as possible with respect to public and private contracts where Carillion have been involved. Through making using of the Public Contract Scotland system where Contract Award Notices are published there are two framework/contracts which are currently live and defined as Works under Procurement Regulations.

North Glasgow Housing Association Ltd hold a Framework Agreement for the Provision of General Builders Work and Sundry Services North Glasgow which has an estimated value of (a) £1,577,115.71 and an expected completion date of (b) 9th February 2018. To date Carillion have not been engaged on this framework.

Transport Scotland hold a contract for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, through Aberdeen City Council as agent, of which Carillion are a partner with Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try in a Joint Venture. This is an Non Profit Distributing contract with an equivalent capital construction value of (a) £533,000,000 and in terms of the expected completion date (b) work is well advanced and the project is due to open in Spring 2018. However, whilst the situation with Carillion does not in itself affect project delivery timescales, given the scale of the recent announcement concerning the insolvency of Carillion Construction Ltd, it is important that we now take the necessary time to work closely with Aberdeen Roads Ltd to identify any impacts on delivery. We will then consider what can be done to mitigate any issues that may arise as a consequence of this issue.