Socotec, a provider of audit, inspection and compliance services, has been awarded two positions on Scotland Excel`s renewed asbestos framework agreement. “Given that asbestos is one of the most regulated sectors in the UK, SOCOTEC offers a wide range of experience and expertise in this area, with two project managers, five air analysts and 10 surveyors in an asbestos laboratory in East Kilbride to ensure that the characteristics are fully in line with health and safety legislation and guidelines. Since the agreement, SOCOTEC has confirmed that 29 Local Scottish authorities will use the renewal framework, which contains the latest legislation, guidelines, certifications and codes of conduct for asbestos management. Member Councils also played a key role in the development of this framework, with consultation with the technical staff of the Council and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The total cost of the framework is estimated at GBP 550,000 per year, representing an executive value of GBP 2,200,000 over a four-year period. This is the best estimate at the time of publication. This is a 2-year contract with the possibility of extending an additional year at the end of the 2-year period and an additional year thereafter (a 2-year term plus a 1-year extension plus a further 1-year extension). Initial duration of the framework agreement – 24 months with 2 possible 12-month renewals. The asbestos framework is part of the organization`s desire to meet the growing demand of local communities so that its members can remain compliant and up-to-date through investigations, analyses and the removal of asbestos from their commercial and non-commercial properties. The framework will allow members to obtain asbestos-related services to ensure that the housing stock and other buildings are updated for asbestos studies, removal and testing. This framework is the framework for the renewal (3rd generation) of asbestos-related works and services. With the mini-competition method, you can go beyond the initial specification of the framework to meet your specific needs. The framework partners of the affected lot are invited to the tender (if applicable).
This process usually takes 2-4 weeks. The NFP asbestos removal framework is in accordance with the OJEU and was designed to meet the customer`s legal obligations in accordance with the 2012 asbestos control by a specialist contractor to assist in the removal of the identified materials.