Date lodged: 14 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether Transport Scotland holds any contracts with external consultants that include the provision of advice on the (a) tender process and (b) contract specifications in the next contract for Northern Isles Ferry Services from October 2019 and, if so, what the (i) duration and (ii) value is of any such contracts.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 3 July 2018
Transport Scotland currently holds two contracts with external consultants for the provision of advice on the procurement of the Northern Isles and the Gourock-Dunoon Ferry Services. Both contracts took effect from April 2018. One contract is valued at £100,000 and will end when that financial limit is reached. The other contract has an annual estimated value of £60,000 and is expected to end at the conclusion of the procurement process for the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract in October 2019.