Report: The new trunk roads contracts: an examination of the competition for the maintenance and management of the trunk road network

November 23, 2001 by Auditor General

This report into the new contracts for Scotland's trunk roads has found that, overall, the Scottish Executive Development Department completed the competitions fairly and properly and made the right contract decisions. At £337 million the winning bidders for all four contracts were 36% lower than the next lowest tenders. The report says there were strengths in the contract strategy and that the tender processes were mostly well designed.

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