A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy

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Contract (Works)
8 year
19 Aug 2021
To 19 Aug 2029 (est.)
30 Sep 2021 11:00



Inverness & Nairn and Moray, Badenoch & Strathspey: Highlands – Tomatin / Moy in the north of Scotland

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Transport Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, has identified the need to appoint a suitably experienced contractor for the design, construction, completion and maintenance of the proposed A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project which includes the upgrade of approximately 9.6km of existing A9 single and overtaking wide single 2+1 (WS2+1) carriageway to dual carriageway standard, between the existing dual carriageway sections to the south of Tomatin and to the north of Moy. The main element of work to be delivered is the construction of a Dual 2 Lane All Purpose (D2AP) Trunk Road as described in ‘CD 127 Cross-sections and headrooms’ within the UK Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. The works will also incorporate a new bridge at Dalmagarry to carry the new A9 dual carriageway over the realignment of an approximately 670m long section of Dalmagarry Burn. This will replace an existing structure at this location. To the west of the Highland Main Line Railway, a new access track bridge will be required to be constructed to maintain access over Dalmagarry Burn for the local farm operations. Other works will include, but not be limited to; construction of approximately 3.3km of single lane local link road with passing places, drainage (including sustainable drainage systems), one grade-separated junction, four left-in left-out junctions, upgrade of approximately 42 culverts, traffic management, earthworks, road restraint systems, accommodation works, service diversions, fencing, signage, environmental mitigation and a 5 year maintenance period for landscaping and defect rectification following completion. The successful tenderer will not be required to carry out cyclic maintenance.

Total Quantity or Scope

Transport Scotland is an agency of the Scottish Government and contracts in the name of and on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. Transport Scotland has identified the requirement to appoint a suitably experienced Contractor to design & build the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy located between the village of Tomatin to the south and Moy to the north. It is intended that the Contract will include the design and construction of the works which will last approximately 3 years followed by a 5-year period of maintenance for landscaping and defect rectification. … Transport Scotland will manage the proposed procurement process for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy contract on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. In the event of the contract award, the contract will be entered into between the Scottish Ministers and the successful tenderer. The contract terms and conditions will be based upon Transport Scotland’s bespoke design and build contract. Each selected economic operator shall be invited to submit a tender on the same contract terms and conditions. The Contractor will be procured through a competitive tender procedure, in accordance with the competitive dialogue procedure as stated in the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Due to the project complexity, the contract requires to be performed by a single contractor and as such shall not be divided into lots. To be considered for the prequalification stage, economic operators are required to complete and submit a Single Procurement Document (SPD) in accordance with this Contract Notice, which can be downloaded via the Public Contracts Scotland portal (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk). Economic operators shall be evaluated in accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, on the basis of the information they have provided within the SPD. The scope of works will include, but not be limited to: -Design and construction of online widening to the existing A9 trunk road to upgrade to rural dual carriageway (D2AP) standard; -Design and construction of associated structures including bridges, retaining walls, and culverts; -Design and construction of new side roads and access roads associated with the widening of the existing A9 trunk road; -Diversionary works for statutory undertakers and the like; -Environmental and landscaping mitigation measures; -Construction of a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) including retention basins and swales; -Stopping up of existing direct accesses and alternative provision made with alternative new means of access; -Traffic management; -Accommodation works; and -All other works associated with a trunk road improvement. Further details can be found in the Supplementary Information Document which can be downloaded via the Additional Documents, located within the Additional Notice Options of the Public Contracts Scotland Portal (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk). Project Bank Account It is the intention that the project will operate a mandatory Project Bank Account (PBA), a project specific account ring fenced with effective Trust status, for payment of the contractor and supply chain. The account shall be opened by the Scottish Ministers with The Royal Bank of Scotland (or similar bank operating PBA’s) under the Banking Services Framework defined at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/directory/pscontractcentgovt/B... and in addition it is intended that the PBA shall satisfy the minimum requirements for an effectively constituted Trust under Scots law. The use of a PBA by the contractor and into the supply chain shall be a contractual requirement. Where the Contract permits any of the supply chain for which it is agreed shall not be paid through the PBA, shall be entitled to payment according to the prompt payment provisions provided within the Contract. Additional information: For further information relating to additional information, please refer to Section 3.4 of the VI.3 Supplementary Information Document that can be downloaded via the Additional Documents, located within the Additional Notice Options of the Public Contracts Scotland portal (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk).

Award Criteria

Approach to managing trunk road and local traffic, stakeholder engagement, environmental management, community benefits, decarbonising construction and health & wellbeing. 30%
Final tenders will be assessed against evaluation criteria to determine the most economically advantageous submission. Further information will be included in the tender documents. 70%

CPV Codes

  • 45233100 - Construction work for highways, roads
  • 45221220 - Culverts
  • 45221111 - Road bridge construction work
  • 45221112 - Railway bridge construction work
  • 45233120 - Road construction works
  • 45233124 - Trunk road construction work
  • 45233125 - Road junction construction work
  • 45233126 - Grade-separated junction construction work
  • 45233161 - Footpath construction work
  • 45233162 - Cycle path construction work
  • 45233222 - Paving and asphalting works
  • 45233224 - Dual carriageway construction work
  • 45233226 - Access road construction work
  • 45233227 - Slip road construction work
  • 45262640 - Environmental improvement works
  • 45233280 - Erection of road-barriers
  • 45233290 - Installation of road signs


  • Variant bids may be considered.
  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Renewals are not available.
  • Financial restrictions apply.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.
  • Technical restrictions apply.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** For full further information relating to additional information, please refer to Section 3.4 of the VI.3 Supplementary Information Document that can be downloaded via the Additional Documents, located within the Additional Notice Options of the Public Contracts Scotland portal (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk). NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=664485. The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx. Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363 Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361 A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows: For further information, please refer to the VI.3 Supplementary Information Document. (SC Ref:664485) Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=664485