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External Works framework 2023-2027
Key facts Notes
Service External works including drainage.
Estimated Start Date: June 2023
Estimated End Date: June 2025
Option To Extend Framework: Yes – 1 year + 1 year (maximum 4 years)
Coverage: All work sites covered under this Framework will be situated in various locations around Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Leicestershire.
Value: £3,000,000.00 (based on the full life of the Framework)
Procurement run by: Scape Group Ltd (SCAPE)
Client: Arc Property Services Partnership Ltd (the Client)
Overarching Framework Agreement: NEC4 Framework Contract
Number of successful Bidders accepted to the Framework: 4
Procurement Stage 1 End Date: 22/03/2023 at 14:00

This Framework is set up to provide the Client with access to good, reliable Suppliers who can provide scaffolding services on an as and when required or scheduled basis.

The service comprises of a number of elements including, but not limited to:

  • Eradication of plant growth.
  • Site dewatering and pumping.
  • Ground gas venting measures.
  • Temporary diversion works
  • Site preparation works
  • Roads, paths, paving's and surfacings
  • Soft landscaping, planting and irrigation systems
  • Fencing, railings and walls
  • External fixtures
  • External services
  • Full drainage survey of existing systems
  • Design of new drainage systems
  • Temporary drainage
  • Lowest floor construction
  • External drainage

The Framework will be in place for a period of 2 years, with the option to extend for 2 periods of 1 year (2 + 1 + 1 = maximum 4 years).

Projects will vary in value but as an indication (based on the last 12 months), they may be: £1-£10K (70%) £11K - £25K(17%) £26K - £50K (13%)

The Procurement will be conducted in 2 stages:

Stage 1 – Selection Stage – Bidders must meet all off the necessary selection criteria and provide answers to the questions asked. The questions will be marked by a panel and the top 7 scoring Bidders will progress on to Stage 2.

Stage 2 – Award Stage – Bidders will be evaluated on their submitted prices and answers to specific quality questions in order to achieve a price/quality score. The top 3 scoring Bidders will be invited to enter the Framework.

How to Bid

Visit the Delta eSourcing website ( and register your interest in the project by clicking the link above.

The access code for this opportunity is X357GX839W

Once you have registered your interest, you will be able to access all of the procurement documents and complete the Selection Questionnaire (SQ), directly on the Delta website.

About Delta eSourcing

Delta eSourcing is Arc Partnership and SCAPE’s preferred eTendering portal.

It is a web-based service that Suppliers and Contractors can use to access Public Procurements, FREE OF CHARGE.

All the tender documents for this opportunity can be accessed on the website and Bidders responses can be uploaded to the site securely.

To help with transparency and openness, Arc Partnership cannot access the submitted documents until the closing date has lapsed.

Delta also offer full, technical support, guidance and training to Suppliers.

For further information on Delta eSourcing as a Supplier, please visit:

Please note: No warranty is given to the Supplier by neither SCAPE or Arc Property Services Partnership Ltd (the Client) as to the amount (if any) or nature of the service and/or work which may be required to be carried out by the Supplier during the Framework Contract period and no claim for compensation either contractual or otherwise will be accepted in respect of any variation in the volume of the work.

Procurement estimated timetable
Activity Dates
Submission of the Contract Notice – Stage 1 (PQQ) begins 20/02/2023
PQQ ‘Open Day’ between 9.00 and 13.00 10/03/2023
PQQ deadline for information / clarification requests 15/03/2023
Stage 1 evaluations completed by 31/03/2023
Bidders informed if they have passed Stage 1 03/04/2023
Stage 2 (ITT) begins 03/04/2023
‘Open Day’ between 9.00 and 13.00 14/04/2023
Deadline for information / clarification requests 21/04/2023
Interviews (as required) 05/05/2023
Stage 2 evaluations completed by 12/05/2023
Authorisation to appoint sought 15/05/2023
Bidders notified of their positions and standstill period begins 16/05/2023
Standstill period ends 26/05/2023
Mobilisation phase begins 30/05/2023