SCAPE Civil Engineering Framework - Scotland

  • Scape Procure Scotland Ltd

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-004307

Published 15 February 2022, 3:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Scape Procure Scotland Ltd

65 Haymarket Terrace, Citypoint


EH12 5HD


Nick Taylor




+44 1159583200


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM - Scotland

National registration number


Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

SCAPE Scotland is a public sector owned, built environment specialist supplier of framework solutions.

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

SCAPE Civil Engineering Framework - Scotland

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 45000000 - Construction work

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Scape Procure Scotland Ltd (SCAPE) wishes to establish a framework agreement for a four (4) year duration with an option to extend for a further two (2) years.

Experienced suppliers are invited to apply for civil engineering and infrastructure works and services as defined by the NUTS and CPV codes contained in this notice. Applications are welcome from consortia, joint ventures. Such parties must form a single legal entity to contract with prior to contract award, if successful. A maximum of five (5) bidders will be invited to ITT stage. Scape will appoint a single supplier to the framework.

This Framework Agreement will be accessible for use by public sector bodies (their statutory successors), corporations established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together as defined by Part 1 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 or cited by name in Schedule 1 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and online at: https://www.scape-scotland.co.uk/site-information/framework-usage-eligibility

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £750,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 45100000 - Site preparation work
  • 45120000 - Test drilling and boring work
  • 45200000 - Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
  • 45210000 - Building construction work
  • 45220000 - Engineering works and construction works
  • 45230000 - Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork
  • 45240000 - Construction work for water projects
  • 45250000 - Construction works for plants, mining and manufacturing and for buildings relating to the oil and gas industry
  • 45260000 - Roof works and other special trade construction works
  • 45300000 - Building installation work
  • 45310000 - Electrical installation work
  • 45320000 - Insulation work
  • 45330000 - Plumbing and sanitary works
  • 45340000 - Fencing, railing and safety equipment installation work
  • 45350000 - Mechanical installations
  • 71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
  • 71200000 - Architectural and related services
  • 71300000 - Engineering services
  • 71400000 - Urban planning and landscape architectural services
  • 71500000 - Construction-related services
  • 71600000 - Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
  • 71700000 - Monitoring and control services
  • 71800000 - Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy
  • 71900000 - Laboratory services
  • 45314000 - Installation of telecommunications equipment
  • 45234100 - Railway construction works

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKM - Scotland

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The works will comprise all types of civil engineering and infrastructure works and associated services and may include design and other

services as required to design, develop and realise the works. The specific works and services that may be procured under the Framework

cannot be clearly defined at this stage, however the nature and types of works required may include those services identified by Common

Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) codes on or in connection with any land or property and related asset owned, rented, leased or developed

by any of the public sector bodies eligible to use the Framework, or on property or related assets in which any of the public sector bodies

may have an interest at the time or prospectively and may include projects in the following sectors amongst others:— roads, highways, rail,

coastal and flood protection, mechanical and electrical engineering, ground investigation, defence and nuclear.

Projects called off from the framework will be valued from 0 GBP to 250 000 000 GBP plus.

Bidders must be able to demostrate an annual turnover in excess of 100 000 000 GBP.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80

Price - Weighting: 20

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £750,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2.14) Additional information

SCAPE are using the Delta portal to facilitate this procurement. Interested parties must visit https://www.delta-esourcing.com/ and register

there (it is free to do so).

If you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password.

Log in, go to Response manager, and add the following access code: Z4G38X6X6A

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions

As per PQQ and supporting procurement documentation in accordance with regulation 2 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Further information will be made available in the Invitation to tender documentation and the framework agreement

itself. See contract documents for further details.

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

SCAPE recognises the considerable investment in infrastructure, equipment and people, process and systems required to create and manage the expert, local and responsive supply chains to operate this framework. An initial term of 48 months will only be extended by 24 months in accordance with the terms and conditions as set out in the procurement documentation.

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-031045

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


25 March 2022

Local time


four.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

6 June 2022

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

The CPV codes stated are deemed to include, for the avoidance of doubt and unless otherwise stated, the category and subcategory codes below the CPV codes stated, i.e. 45 000 000, 'Construction Work' is deemed to include 45 200 000, 'Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work' and 45 233 100 'Construction work for Highways, roads' etc.

This Framework Agreement will be accessible for use by public sector bodies (their statutory successors), corporations established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together as defined by Part 1 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 or cited by name in Schedule 1 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and online at: https://www.scape-scotland.co.uk/site-information/framework-usage-eligibility

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: https://www.gov.scot/policies/public-sector-procurement/community-benefits-in-procurement/

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

SCAPE has set out performance measures relating to training / recruitment and availability of sub-contracting opportunities within the framework agreement.

(SC Ref:681601)

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Court of Session

Parliament House, Parliament Square, Edinburgh




United Kingdom

six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court Of Justiciary

1 Mart street


G1 5JT


United Kingdom