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S5W-13903: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it took after July 2017 in relation to (a) construction and (b) facilities management contracts with Carillion.

Answered by: Keith Brown 30 January 2018

Where existing contracts were in place with Carillion and as part of on-going Contract Management of all its major contracts the Scottish Government monitors the financial health of its contractors. Due to the varying size and complexity of the contracts involved the type and level of assessment is undertaken on a contract by contract basis and is proportionate and relevant.

In relation to (a) on Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, the Scottish Government has continued to work closely with the Joint Venture partners (Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try) and have sought assurances from Carillion’s partners that they would be able to continue the contract.

In relation to (b) the Scottish Government contacted Scottish public bodies that had facilities management contracts with Carillion with advice and support on contingency planning.