Date lodged: 17 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government which procurement technique it will use for the competitive tender of the 2019-27 contract for Northern Isles Ferry Services, and whether it will publish a procurement timetable for this.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 29 January 2019
The procurement will use the Restricted Procedure. Bids are currently required to be submitted by 28 March, with a view to awarding a contract in August, ahead of the new ferry service commencing on 31 October 2019.