- 5 Mar 2018
FOI reference: FOI/18/00492
Date received: 14 February 2018
Date responded: 2 March 2018
A request for a project directory which includes a list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants & telephone numbers involved in the bypass and fast link route and will be known as the Aberdeen Western Peripheral route. Includes a strategic link to Stonehaven linking existing major roads and key locations. The Stonehaven fast link included in this scheme will reduce congestion on the A90 southern approach to the city and provide an alternative for traffic wishing to access the areas to the west and north of Aberdeen. Cross city travel will also be improved and heavy traffic removed from congested city routes and unsuitable rural roads.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have some of the information you have requested. Therefore we are refusing your request under the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs. Please see below information which is known to Transport Scotland.
As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA. This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.
We do not hold a list of all subcontractors, suppliers and consultants involved in the AWPR/B-T project. The design, build, finance and operate contract for this project, is being delivered by Aberdeen Roads Limited (Balfour Beatty Investments Ltd, Carillion Private Finance (Transport) Ltd and Galliford Try Investments Ltd). Aberdeen Roads Limited can be contacted on 0800 058 8350.
Aberdeen Roads Limited's Principal Contractor is its Construction Joint Venture (CJV). On this basis, Transport Scotland is aware of two principal subcontracts Aberdeen Roads Limited holds:
AWPR Construction Joint Venture comprising Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering and Galliford Try Infrastructure trading as Morrison, for the design and construction of the New Works required under the AWPR/B-T Project; and
Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, for operation and maintenance of relevant roads included within the scope of the AWPR/B-T Project.
Also involved with the design and build of the AWPR/B-T project:
Engineering advisory services provided by Jacobs Engineering Group.
Provision of communications services from BIG Partnership.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House