Pan Government Collaborative Framework for Ground Investigation Works 2019

This framework has been put in place by Construction & Procurement Delivery (CPD) for NI public sector organisations to access ground investigation works.

Framework information

Works envisaged under this agreement include, but are not limited to: 

  • cable percussion boreholes
  • dynamic samping boreholes
  • rotary drillholes with and without core recovery in both overburden and hard strata
  • trial pits and trenches
  • sampling and monitoring during intrusive investigation
  • probing and cone penetration testing
  • utility GPR surveys
  • topographical surveys
  • in situ testing
  • groundwater and ground gas standpipes and post works monitoring
  • surveying exploratory hole locations
  • laboratory-based geotechnical testing of soils and groundwater for engineering purposes
  • laboratory-based environmental testing of soils, leachatesand groundwater
  • provision of full factual and interpretative reports
  • provision of preliminary risk assessments (PRA), generic quantitative risk assessments (GQRA), detailed quantitative risk assessments (DQRA), remediation strategies and verification reports as per procedures on the management of land contamination (CLR11)
  • procurement and management of specialist subcontractors

The framework is divided into lots based on council areas: 

  • Lot 1 - Northern Area (Causeway Coast & Glens; Mid & East Antrim; Antrim & Newtownabbey)
  • Lot 2 - Eastern Area (Belfast; Lisburn & Castlereagh)
  • Lot 3 - Western Area (Mid Ulster; Derry & Strabane; Fermanagh & Omagh)
  • Lot 4 - Southern Area (Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon; Newry, Mourne & Down; North Down & Ards)
Project reference number: 1788540
Form of contract:  Contracts awarded through the framework agreement will use NEC3 Engineering and Construction Short Contract conditions
Estimated annual value: £375,000 per lot 
Framework start date: 19 June 2019
Framework end date: 19 June 2023
Potential extensions: none
Lot 1  (Northern Area)
Supplier appointed:
WYG Environment Planning Transport Ltd
Lot 2 (Eastern Area)
Supplier appointed:
WYG Environment Planning Transport Ltd
Lot 3 (Western Area)
Supplier appointed: 
WYG Environment Planning Transport Ltd
Lot 4 (Southern Area)
Supplier appointed: 
Causeway Geotech Limited

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