Date lodged: 27 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, in the event that David MacBrayne Limited or one of its subsidiaries submits a bid for the Gourock to Dunoon public service obligation (PSO), whether the bidding company will be bound to follow the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) and public procurement procedures for the acquisition of new vessels.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 19 October 2018
Tendering for individual contracts are matters for the board of David MacBrayne Ltd. In reaching a decision, the board will look to follow best practice in corporate governance and public procurement procedure.