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'Socially responsible' contractors sought for £35M Scots road scheme

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Contractors are being sought for a £35M road maintenance scheme in Dumfries.

Launched by Dumfries & Galloway Council, the four year framework has been established to help the local authority maintain and improve road infrastructure across Dumfries and Galloway region.

In particular, the works will involve resurfacing and tackling potholes in the region.

Five lots are up for grabs: four relating to resurfacing and maintenance and one relating to road traffic management.

As well as looking for bidders to demonstrate a track record of delivering roadworks, the council want them to outline how they can improve the area as a whole.

“The council aims to act as a role model within the public sector by carrying out its activities in a responsible and sustainable manner, considering how it can improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of the area,” it said in its OJEU notice.

“Tenderers should outline within their tender response any community benefits they would offer under the terms of this framework. Examples include work experience and apprenticeships, community sponsorship and community improvement projects.”

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