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Transport Scotland launches £720M road maintenance framework

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Transport Scotland is seeking contractors for a £720M trunk road maintenance framework.

The framework covers the southern section of the Scottish trunk road network. Transport Scotland is first procuring with a particular focus on the South East unit of the network.

Following the first round of procurement, Transport Scotland will be tendering for works on the South West unit before launching a second framework for contractors on the Northern units, envisaged to be put out to market in 2020.

In total there will be two lots available in the south and two in the north.

Work includes integrated network management, routine work, winter and emergency maintenance, as well as renewal and improvement works.

Scottish Government cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said:“This latest generation of our operating company contracts will bring an improved level of service across 3,500km of trunk road.

“The two contracts will run for a minimum eight years, directly supporting around 650 operational and professional jobs in Scotland. They will also contribute significantly to the economy through the wider supply chain, with local firms benefiting on a regular basis.

“I am confident these contracts will continue to deliver both a high quality and value for money trunk road maintenance service.”

Other work such as design and supervision of renewal and improvement projects will be procured seperately.

Contractors can apply for a maximum of two units of work across the network, although this will be limited to one in the south and one in the north.

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