Transport Scotland: New £45m ground investigation framework established

Transport Scotland is looking to fill a multi-supplier framework with specialist contractors to carry out ground investigations for trunk road and other transport infrastructure schemes.

A need was identified for ground investigation works of varying scope and complexity to support the development and delivery of infrastructure projects across Scotland, says Ground Engineering.

In a recent contract notice, it confirmed that the works will be mainly linked to trunk road network upgrading and maintenance schemes.

The agency is thus seeking to establish a multi-supplier framework agreement with several “suitably experienced” ground investigation contractors.

The agreement is divided into two lots based on the value of the individual ground investigation call-off contracts. It is intended to last for four years.

The first lot, estimated at £5 million, is for works less than £500,000 in value. The second lot, worth £40 million, covers works in excess of £500,000.

Transport Scotland expects the framework to include a maximum of 10 participants.

According to the contract notice, the framework contractors will be procured through a restricted procedure, under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Transport Scotland will manage the procurement process on behalf of the Scottish Ministers.

(Picture – Transport Scotland)


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