Using PCS and PCS-tender – Scottish Borders Council

  • June 27, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This course is ideal for contractors preparing to bid for Scottish Borders Council’s Repairs and Maintenance Framework tender opportunity. Attending this training session will ensure that you’re familiar and comfortable using the PCS & PCS-tender portals.

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) is the national public sector tender portal for Scotland. It lists contract opportunities for all public sector bodies including the upcoming call for competition for  Scottish Borders Council’s Repairs and Maintenance FrameworkThe Framework, which will operate for four years, includes the following Lots:

Lot Number/ Description Regulatory Requirements  

Category of Works


Lot 1: Electrical NICEIC,  Select or Equivalent Electrical contractor
Lot 2: Electrical : Appliance repairs – catering NICEIC,  Select or Equivalent Appliance repairs – catering
Lot 3: Slater, Roofing


N/A General roof repairs
Wall/roof cladding
Felt roofing / single ply
Metal roofing
Lot 4: Roughcaster/


N/A Roughcaster
Lot 5: Plumbing, Drainage, Gas/Oil Fitting/Heating Gas Safe Registered Drainage
Gas engineer installation
Oil boiler engineer
Specialist HVAC
Lot 6: Specialist Controls Gas Safe Registered Specialist controls
Lot 7: Building 1


N/A Builder
Lot 8: Building 2 Stone Mason
CISRS, PASMA or Equivalent – scaffolding only Scaffolder
Ground works – drainage
Asphalt/ Tarmac
Lot 9: Joiner, Locksmith N/A Joiner
Lot 10: Preservation, Windows, Galzier, Fencing  



PCA membership – preservation works only

Window manufacture
Preservation works
Lot 11: Blacksmith, Metal Fabricators N/A Blacksmith
Profile Sheeting
Lot 12: Painter/Decorator, Flooring, Blinds N/A Painter/ Decorator
Floor coverings
Lot 13: Alarms, Entry Systems, CCTV N/A Alarm systems – maintenance/ repair
CCTV/ entry systems
Lot 14: Handy Person Services N/A Handy person services
Lot 15: Arboricultural Services Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2 OR level 3 OR NPTC 30, 31, 32, 33, 38, 39 General Arboricultural Works
Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3, 002102,

002104 or 002112


NPTC – CS34,



Wind Blown Specialist
Lot 16: Arboricultural Services – Stump Grinding Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2

002053 or 002054




Stump Removal/ Grinding
Lot 17: Network Cabling Certified network cable installer Network cabling plus associated works with fibre optic cabling & Wi Fi.
Lot 18: One Stop Multiple Trades Repair Service


(Single Contractor)


N/A Repairs and Maintenance to Housing/ Homeless properties

During this evening training session, participants will discuss the key topics in relation to the above tender exercise.

Key Topics include:

  • Quality Questions
  • ESPD
  • Form of Tender Response
  • Repairs and Maintenance Framework
  • Pricing Element

Registration from 6:00pm.

This session will be repeated on Tuesday, 2 July for contractors unable to attend this event.  Only one session is recommended.  To book the session on 2 July instead of this date, click this link.

Following the workshops, Scottish Borders Council has arranged a “Repairs & Maintenance drop in session” booked on Thursday, 4 July at Council HQ, from 2pm-6pm.  This free opportunity is where contractors have a chance to meet representatives from Property, Procurement, Health and Safety, Community Benefits, etc. to discuss any queries they may have.

Event Location

Venue:   Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0SA

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