18th June 2019
Transport Scotland has announced the establishment of a Multi-supplier Framework Agreement (MFA) with ground investigation contractors to carry out ground investigation works of varying scope, complexity and value in connection with trunk road and other transport infrastructure schemes promoted by the Scottish Ministers through Transport Scotland.
The value of this framework is currently estimated at £50m.
The MFA is divided into two lots by estimated value of the individual ground investigation call-off contracts. The first lot comprises of works valued at less than £500,000 and the second comprises of works valued at more then £500,000.
The ground investigation work within this framework will include:
The supply and provision of:
Using a range of investigatory methods including:
Works provided will be required to comply with specific requirements including:
These works may be required across a range of Scotland areas including urban sites, woodland sites, over water and environmentally-sensitive sites; all with widely varying ground conditions that providers will need to be experienced in.
The length of the contracts awarded will be 48 months.
The current deadline for receipts of tenders or requests to participate is 12th July 2019. With invitations to participate estimated to be dispatched by 16th September 2019.
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