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Four firms chasing multi-million A96 contract

Four design consultancies or Joint Ventures are to be invited to bid for the contract for a 26 mile stretch of the A96 from east of Huntly to Aberdeen - the eastern section of the Scottish Government's ambitious programme to dual the A96 from Inverness to Aberdeen by 2030.

Worth up to £50m, the contract is expected to be awarded later this year.

The four consultancies or Joint Ventures to be invited to tender for the work are:

  • AECOM Ltd

  • Amey Arup Joint Venture

  • Atkins WSP Joint Venture

  • Jacobs UK Ltd

When this contract is awarded later this year, design work for the eastern section will step up a gear with route option assessment work getting underway. This contract will also provide the successful bidders with steady work for years to come and many more opportunities for small and medium enterprises through subcontracted work, so it will be a boost for the local and national economy.

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