Asbestos Services Framework - Domestic Property

A Tender Notice

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Framework (Services)
35.5 month
15 Dec 2021
To 01 Jan 2025 (est.)
17 Jan 2022 14:00



Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers

1 buyer


The City of Edinburgh Council has approximately 20,000 Council homes, including 44 multi storey blocks. The Council carries out approximately 120,000 repair and maintenance jobs annually to these properties, using in house Craft Operatives and a framework of R&M contractors. This Service covers emergency (24hrs, 7 days a week), urgent, appointed and routine servicing works. Asbestos work and Services are required to carry out UKAS accredited Asbestos management, refurbishment, demolition and re-inspection surveys as well as sampling, analytical services, removals, encapsulation, disposal works in all blocks and common areas as described above. Contractors are also required to undertake Licensed and Non Licensed Work in addition to Notifiable Non Licenced Asbestos work in relation to all aspects and areas of the fabric of Council Homes including all services, utilities and apparatus contained within whether operational or redundant. In order to maintain Service levels, at times, Asbestos information is required in a timely manner to prevent delays to work.

Lot Division

1 Asbestos Management Surveying
  • Value: £8M

Carry out UKAS accredited asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveys as well as asbestos re-inspection (condition monitoring) surveys as required in domestic housing stock and common areas.

2 Asbestos Sampling and Laboratory Analysis
  • Value: £3M

To carry out UKAS accredited buildings materials sampling and laboratory analysis for asbestos content on both a standard turn around service and an accelerated urgent service as required in domestic housing stock and common areas.

3 Air Testing and 4 Stage Clearance Testing
  • Value: £1M

To carry out UKAS accredited air testing, including ‘reassurance’, ‘leak’, ‘background’ and other general air testing for the purposes of measuring airborne fibre levels as a risk management precaution, investigation tool or assurance. Carry out personal air testing 4-stage clearance testing [and the associated fibre counting by phase contrast microscopy] as required in domestic housing stock and common areas.

4 Asbestos Remediation and Removal
  • Value: £4M

To carry out non-licensed asbestos works (both non-notifiable and notifiable) and licensed asbestos works on both a standard turn around service and an accelerated urgent service as required in domestic housing stock and common areas.

Renewal Options

It is the intention of the Council that any Contract resulting from this ITT will commence in April 2022 for a period of three years with the option to extend for up to a further twelve months, undertaken at the sole discretion of the Council.

Award Criteria

Quality 60
price 40

CPV Codes

  • 90650000 - Asbestos removal services
  • 45262660 - Asbestos-removal work


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Renewals are available.
  • Financial restrictions apply.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** It is expected that as part of this framework tenderers will bid for; Asbestos consultancy – surveying, laboratory testing and air testing (UKAS accredited) or HSE licensed asbestos removal contractors (LARC’s) - physical removal and remediation works In order to maintain independence it is the preference to have separate organisations for each workstream. The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 20298. For more information see: A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows: The successful Contractors will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the Council’s economic, social and environment objectives. Please find further information in the documents attached. (SC Ref:677000)