Technical Demolition Services has secured a place on the £18m second-generation Scotland Excel framework for demolition for Scottish local authorities and housing associations
A Wirral-based demolition firm is to grab a slice of an £18m contract to offer demolition and deconstruction services to Scottish local authorities and housing associations.
Technical Demolition Services has secured a place on the second-generation Scotland Excel framework for demolition that is designed to help councils deliver planned demolitions and deconstruction as part of regeneration and improvement work.
The new framework went live on August 3 and has been redesigned to include deconstruction. Viewed as more environmentally focused, materials from deconstruction are more likely to be reused in future construction projects.
Quick response to dangerous structures, including bridges or monuments with emergency demolitions or safeguarding with a three-hour or less response time has also been built into the framework after detailed research and discussion with contracting authorities.
Twenty-five UK SME suppliers have been awarded onto the framework, with suppliers committed to recycling up to 95% of materials. The Scottish Government’s declared climate emergency was a key element when the redesign of the framework was taking place.
Every supplier on the framework pays the Real Living Wage, which was a significant consideration for Scotland Excel when evaluating the bids. It will also help councils source planned demolitions via mini competitions that will allow them to drive competitive pricing and tailored work packages through the framework.