On 17 April, bids were submitted for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project in Aberdeen, Scotland. The project comprises a 58km stretch of road which will offer improved travel in and around Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.
The project uses the Non-Profit Distributing procurement model, an alternative to the Private Finance Initiative, and is being procured by Transport Scotland, Aberdeen City council and Aberdeenshire council.
One of three bidders is the Connect Roads consortium, made up of Balfour Beatty Investments, Carillion Private Finance and Galliford Try Investments. Operis supported the Connect Roads consortium by undertaking a high level review of their bid submission model, which included a tax and accounting review.