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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21067: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

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.