Bear and Amey awarded £1.4bn road maintenance deals

The preferred bidders have been named for two improved road maintenance contracts in the south of Scotland worth more than £1.4 billion in total.

Bear and Amey awarded £1.4bn road maintenance deals

Michael Matheson MSP

Bear Scotland Ltd will take over the South East Unit and Amey OW Ltd will operate the South West unit. The new contracts will commence on 16th August 2020 and run for a minimum of eight years, with the option of an extension of up to four years.

The contracts are estimated to be worth up to £720 million and £690m respectively and will be formally awarded following a ten-day standstill period.

Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, Michael Matheson, said: “These new contracts will bring an improved level of service to the trunk road network in the south west and south east of Scotland.

“Road users can expect improved resilience measures aimed at ensuring consistent, predictable and reliable journeys. The new contracts also take into account the renewed focus on climate change and sustainability targets.

“The contracts will directly support 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.”

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