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Transport Scotland says no Scottish firms bid for FRC steel contract

Transport Scotland yesterday said that no Scottish firms had bid for the contract to provide steel for the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC).

Following the award of the contract to Chinese, Spanish and Polish firms, there was speculation in the Scottish media that local firms had missed on the contract.

But Transport Scotland said that although it is not involved in the contract award process it could confirm that no Scottish firms had bid, adding the contracts awarded by winning consortium Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) was a “commercial not a public procurement”.

FCBC announced last week it has struck a number of deals with major international steel suppliers in China and the European Union. The construction will see over 37,000t of steel delivered to three new fabrication plants being established on the banks of the Forth.

The exact value of the steel contract has not been given, but the principal contract for the entire bridge is £790M. Transport Scotland added there were subcontracts for the steel fabrication still to be awarded, which could represent up to 10% of the total steel contract value.

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