Contractors and suppliers involved with Forth Bridges Unit: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01478, FOI/18/01480, FOI/18/01482, FOI/18/01483, FOI/18/01485, FOI/18/01486, FOI/18/01487 and FOI/18/01488
Date received: 29 May 2018
Date responded: 26 June 2018

Information requested

'Under the Freedom of Information act 2000, please could I request a full list of Main Contractors, Consultants/Civil Engineers, Sub-contractors and suppliers involved with your new build and roads maintenance works from your Forth Bridges Unit, South East Unit, A74(M) DBFO, North East Unit, South West Unit, North West Unit, M77 DBFO and the M80 DBFO (indicated on your Asset Management Map )

I have been advised that these detail can be found in the health & safety documents (which is required by law).

If sub-contractor/supplier details are not held by yourself in house, can you please request them from principal contractors as these as still covered under Freedom of Information as the principle contractor working on your behalf and is therefore deemed that the information they hold in relation to your works is held on your behalf.

This request has been made under advise from one of your colleagues.'


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.

In response to your request, please see find information below;

Forth Bridges Unit

Main Contractors - Amey, American Bridge International and C Spencer Limited.

For subcontractor information, please refer to Annex A of this request.

South East Unit

Main Contractor – Amey

For subcontractor information, please refer to Annex B of this request.

A74 (M) DBFO

The M6 DBFO Concession is held by Autolink Concessionaires (M6) plc a special purpose company formed by joint venture of Innisfree, Sir Robert McAlpine, and John Laing Infrastructure.The nominated design consultant for the project is WSP (formerly Mouchel), employed by Autolink.

In the last twelve months Autolink appointed two Principal Contractors:

Operation & Maintenance was undertaken by Sir Robert McAlpine
Major re-surfacing was undertaken by Hanson Contracting

Sir Robert McAlpine employed a number of subcontractors and suppliers including:

Vigilant Security
Peak Ecology
Cleveland Potash
Amey Consulting
USL Bridgecare
Peacock Salt
Allan Stobart
Varley & Gulliver
Hill Smith
Story Contracting
R H Irving

Hanson also engaged a number of subcontractors and suppliers including:

2 Works Traffic Management
Tim Doody Roadmarkings
DP Cold Planing
Aggregate Industries
Giles Engineering North East Unit

Main Contractor - Bear Scotland.

For subcontractor information, please refer to Annex C of this request.

South West Unit

Main Contractor – Scotland Transerv.

For subcontractor information, please refer to Annex D of this request.

North West Unit

Main Contractor – Bear Scotland.

For subcontractor information, please refer to Annex E of this request.


Main Contractor – Connect Roads

Connect M77/GSO plc employ Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering as O&M contractor and have employed WSP Ltd as a consultant in the previous 12 months.


Main Contractor - HMG

For subcontractor information, please refer to Annex F of this request.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FO-18-01478 - Annex A - preferred suppliers listing 2018.pdf
FOI-18-01478 - Annex D - suppliers name.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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