The Hire of Trenching & Shoring Equipment

A Tender Notice

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Framework (Works)
8 year
16 Dec 2021
To 17 Dec 2029 (est.)
28 Jan 2022 13:00



Scotland: SCOTLAND

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers

1 buyer


The supply of trenching and shoring equipment for hire for full details see the Introduction, Scope and Weightings Document stored within the documents section of the PQQ.

Total Quantity or Scope

Scottish Water requires one or more suitable supplier(s) to provide cost-effective hire of Trenching, Shoring equipment. The services associated with this type of product will support Scottish Water’s capital and operational programmes during the period of the framework agreement across the whole of Scotland including the islands. This equipment covers all major items including Trench Sheets, Hydraulic Struts and Wailers, Drag Boxes, Struts, Braces, Edge Protections, Roadplates, Shoring and Trench Boxes as well as associated health and safety equipment such as access / egress equipment and rescue equipment. These items are only indicated as a guideline and Scottish Water will provide a more detailed list in the subsequent tender documentation. Scottish Water also reserves the right to expand the listing in relation to the provision of suitable transport for delivery to site. The framework does not include hiring of scaffolding. The supplier will be able to provide design, training and onsite support regarding their equipment. Out of hours support will be required. In these emergency situations, where there is a burst affecting properties, equipment to be onsite within 2 hours of call out. The subsequent framework will provide Trenching, Shoring hire to Scottish Water, its Alliance Partners, delivery partners and any Scottish Water subsidiary. Scottish Water's scope of requirements for these services has the potential to include a comprehensive end-to-end managed service covering the following aspects: (i) Provision of suitable and compatible equipment for the lot advertised and associated equipment (purchase and/or hire options); (ii) The provision of data recording and storage and the management of all aspects of records that are associated with any equipment supplied; (iii) A non-obligation trial phase may be needed prior to final adoption of the service to ensure that Scottish Water is fully satisfied with the offered service and to avoid any situation where Scottish Water's requirements cannot be fully met. The framework agreement(s) will be for an initial period of 4 years, Scottish Water will have 4 x 12-month options to extend after the initial 4 year period at Scottish Water’s sole discretion. It is estimated that the framework agreement will start in July 2022 subject to agreement on terms and conditions. Scottish Water reserves the right to issue this under a localized or Scotland wide provision and to engage with one supplier or with multiple suppliers as deemed to be the best fit solution for Scottish Water. Note that the resulting framework agreement(s) will be utilized by SW, and contractors/suppliers working directly or indirectly for SW. Additional information: The PQQ documents can also be accessed by logging in through the Scottish Water Delta e-sourcing webpage and through the Response Manager section using the following access code: 88GTMT9J2S.

Renewal Options

4 x 1 year extension options at Scottish Water's sole discretion.

CPV Codes

  • 45233292 - Installation of safety equipment


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

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Scottish Water will not accept the SPD. We will only accept a completed Scottish Water PQQ document. This Notice does not preclude Scottish Water from issuing other notices for specific requirements. Responses to the FTS Notice will be evaluated and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to divide the scope of the contract into lots at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the information requested in response to this Notice or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination. For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: To respond to this opportunity, please click here: GO Reference: GO-20211216-PRO-19400946