Transport Scotland has started the procurement process to find five consultants to provide support services under a new framework.
The consultants will support Transport Scotland’s future roads related transport infrastructure projects and schemes under a new framework.
According to a notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the organisation is looking to engage with up to eight consultancies before shortlisting the list down to five. Bidders have until the 21 September to express and interest in the work and the invitation to the final tender list is expected to be issued in early November.
The total value of the work is £40 million over four years with consultants awarded work on the framework up to £250,000 in rotation but the option to run mini-competitions for larger packages of work has not been ruled out.
The winning consultancies will work with Transport Scotland on a wide range of projects anticipated to come out of the second strategic transport projects review in response to the second National Transport Strategy.
Delivery work will include trunk road projects, road safety improvements, bus priority schemes, active travel schemes, managed motorways or other capacity or demand management schemes, intelligent transport solutions, light rail, asset renewal schemes and environmental offsetting or compensatory schemes.