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A9 carriage dualling scheme contractors, consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers : EIR release

Published: 6 Aug 2019

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

Published:
6 Aug 2019
A9 carriage dualling scheme contractors, consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers : EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01728
Date received: 17 Jul 2019
Date responded: 6 Aug 2019
Information requested

A full list of all the contractors, consultants, sub-contractors & suppliers (Complete with either telephone number of office address details, both of which will be in the public domain and therefore not effected by GDPR) that are or have been involved on the A9 Perth to Inverness Carriage Dualing Scheme by project;

A9 Luncarty to Pass of Birnam

A9 Pass of Birnam to Tay Crossing

A9 Tay Crossing to Ballinluig

A9 Pitlochry to Killiecrankie

A9 Killiecrankie to Glen Garry

A9 Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie

A9 Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore

A9 Crubenmore to Kincraig

A9 Kincraig to Dalraddy

A9 Dalraddy to Slochd

A9 Tomatin to Moy

These details can be found in the health & safety documents (which is a requirement by law), if you cannot locate the details in house can you please request them direct from the Principle Contractors as they are covered under F.O.I as the principle contractor working on behalf of a government body and it is therefore deemed that any information they hold in relation to this project is held on your behalf. This request has been made under advise from the commissioner`s office.

Response

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.

Please find below details of contractors, consultants and suppliers that are and have been involved in the A9 Dualling Programme.

I can confirm that the principal consultants involved with the overall design of the A9 Dualling are:
Jacobs UK Limited
CH2MHill Fairhurst Joint Venture
Atkins Mouchel Joint Venture

In addition for the Birnam to Tay Crossing section where a co-creative approach has been undertaken the following additional consultants are involved with the design process:
Planning Aid for Scotland Leighton Consulting Limited
Cairngorms National Park Authority
The Children’s Parliament

Further consultation work for the Dualling is also being undertaken by: Network Rail UK Limited
AECOM Limited

For geotechnical and ground investigation work the following contractors have been used: BAM
Ritchies
Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited
Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Limited
Fugro Seacore Limited
Environmental Services Group
Blom Aerofilms Ltd

For land title searching, land acquisition and management and claim evaluation the following companies and organisations are currently being used:
Savills LLP
Morton Fraser LLP
Valuation Office Agency

For the provision of communication services: The BIG Partnership Limited
TMP Worldwide Limited
Republic of Media

For the Academy9 educational programme:
Inverness College (University of Highlands and Islands)
Knowledge Exchange Partnership

Please see information on contractors, subcontractors and suppliers for the completed section Kincraig to Dalraddy in Annex A. Information on Luncarty to Pass of Birnam which is the section currently in construction is in Annex B.

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