A fresh A9 framework has been announced by Transport Scotland, covering £10M of advance works on the £3bn dualling project.
Contractors are being asked to bid for the four-year framework, which covers services such as site clearance, drainage and piling across the A9 route from Perth to Inverness. The deadline for bids is 9 August and contractors will be appointed in November.
The framework is divided into three lots. Lot 1 covers civil engineering works up to £250,000, with Lot 2 covering civil engineering works from £250,000 to £2M and Lot 3 offering piling works up to £350,000.
“This framework contract marks another major milestone in delivering the A9 dualling programme,” said Scottish cabinet secretary for economy, jobs and fair work Keith Brown.
“Preparing the route in advance of the main construction work will enable the main contractors to hit the ground running – ensuring everything that can be done, is being done.”
Transport Scotland’s £3bn plan to upgrade 129km of single to dual carriageway is split into 11 schemes, all due to finish in 2025.
Work on the scheme has already started and the first section, the 7.5km Kincraig to Daldry route, is opening this summer.