Amey named preferred bidder for £540m Scottish roads contract

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Amey has been named arsenic the preferred bidder for Transport Scotland’s £540m road-maintenance contract.

The contract, which is scheduled to statesman connected 16 August, volition tally for 8 years and covers the north-east of the country. According to Amey, the woody includes the enactment for a four-year extension.

The declaration volition spot Amey's teams implementing caller exertion for amended absorption of the trunk-road web and assets, incorporated an enhanced wintertime and incident-response service, and supply amended travel reliability.

The measures person been highlighted arsenic a means to little c emissions connected the trunk-road network. Targets to execute net-zero see having astatine slightest fractional of the car and van attraction fleet classified arsenic ultra-low-emission vehicles by 2025.

Amey is besides required to instal electric-vehicle complaint points astatine cardinal offices and depots, with dedicated electric-vehicle parking spaces and signage to enactment the cognition of ultra-low-emission vehicles.

Amey expects to implicit the signing of the declaration by the extremity of April.

Last month, a government-ordered reappraisal concluded that Amey had overcharged National Highways by hundreds of thousands of pounds for impermanent works carried retired connected a damaged bridge.

The review, by quantity surveyor Greg Marshall Quantity Surveying connected behalf of the Government Legal Service, recovered that “nothing could justify” the £440,000 measure Amey served National Highways for the job.

Both Amey and National Highways person disputed the findings of the review.