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Race on for £1.4bn Scots roads works

M9 motorway at newbridge

Transport Scotland is seeking bids for two new road contracts worth a total of £1.41bn.   

The contracts cover repair and maintenance. Transport Scotland is seeking operators for the Scottish trunk road networks in the south west and the south east.

The south west contract is worth £720M and the south east contract £690M. Each will be awarded to different contractors.   

The contracts are for an operator to provide integrated network management, routine winter and emergency maintenance and renewal and improvement works. It also includes design and supervision of renewal and improvement works on the specified trunk roads.  

The initial contract term will run for eight years for each tender, with an option to extend by up to four years.  

The two contracts make up one part of Transport Scotland’s highway maintenance plan. The first tranche focuses on the southern units  

The second tranche will comprise a two contracts covering the northern roads network and will bids will be invited in 2020. Chosen contractors on the southern units can apply for one of the northern contracts.   

Dates, and values of the tenders for the north of the country have not been announced.   

Tenderers have until November 16 to apply, with invitations to tender expected to be sent out in February 2019.  

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