This framework provides customers a compliant route to appoint accredited asbestos inspection contractors.

You’re able to use the framework to procure contracts for asbestos surveys (including management, refurbishment, demolition and re-inspection surveys), asbestos air testing, bulk sampling and analysis.

All suppliers are members of an approved asbestos governing body and are all UKAS accredited.

As per the accreditation, Contractors must carry out asbestos services that comply with current regulations and are required to employ only competent and fully trained persons to carry out the works/services and who are adequately and appropriately supervised. A competent person is someone with the necessary technical knowledge, skill and experience relevant to the nature of the work being undertaken, who is able to prevent danger and where appropriate injury.

Framework details

  • OJEU / FTS Ref: 2020/S 098-236154
  • Awarded: 18/08/2020
  • Expires: 17/08/2024

Award Options

Direct Award

Customers are able to Direct Award to the top ranked supplier on this Lot providing that your requirement is within the scope of the framework. In exceptional cases, you are able to direct award outside of number 1 with a strong justification. If you’d like to speak to us about this in more detail please get in touch.

How long will this take me?

A direct award will take approximately 3-4 weeks depending on your internal approval processes. Learn more about the process here – Direct Award Process. 

Mini Competition

You’re also able to run a mini-competition to call off this framework. You’ll be able to use your own specification and cost model. You can also choose your own cost / quality split and quality questions. All pricing submitted by contractors must be linked to the framework.

How long will this take me?

Once you have your specification and cost model ready, the tender process takes approximately 6-8 weeks, depending on your internal approval processes. Learn more about the process here – Mini Tender Process. 

Accessing this Framework

Who can access this framework?

Any publically funded body can use this framework – access is not limited to SEC Members alone. Full details can be found here.

To access this framework compliantly you’ll need to sign a copy of our access agreement. You can download a template version of the agreement here – Asbestos Inspections AA (Members) & Asbestos Inspections AA (Guests).

Is there a cost to access? 

There is no access fee to use this framework. A levy % dependant on whether you are a guest or member is collected directly from the contractor once a call off contract is awarded. This percentage will never be more than 1.5% for Members and 2% for Guests.

What are frameworks?

Learn more about how frameworks work and how our sector uses them.

Accessing this Framework

The cost and quality elements of each tender was evaluated at 40% cost and 60% quality. More detail on this can be found below.

Next Steps

Ready to use this framework?

Please contact us today. Our Procurement team will support you with your requirements. 

Have some further questions?

Check out our FAQs page here. Or contact a member of the team today – we’re happy to help.

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