Estates Director contact details, masterplan and procurement practices

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Dear Heriot-Watt University,

I am currently undertaking customer relations management research on behalf of PDP Green based in Truro. As part of this research, I require certain information regarding your estates department and procurement policy.

1 Your procurement policy and framework for external contractors.
2 The start and end dates of the frameworks
3 The titles and content of the frameworks
4 Any possible extension periods to the frameworks
5 The companies appointed under the current frameworks, in particular regarding construction services.

However, if there is no procurement framework, then how does the university procure construction services?

Furthermore, could you please let me know if you have an estates masterplan for your future estate development?

Yours faithfully,

James Frondella

Freedom of Information, Heriot-Watt University

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Dear Mr Frondella


Thank you for your information request which has been handled under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  Our University also complies
with the Procurement (Scotland) Act 2014


Our policy for the purchase of goods and services is found here, within
the financial regulations
[1] .


All our current contract information is here:
 [2]!/instituti..., which includes
Estates contracts.


Our Annual Procurement Report is found here
, which includes (i) our regulated tenders awarded in 2019-20 and (ii) our
future regulated procurement planned the next two years, which includes
estates contracts.  (It is worth noting that over a forecast period of two
years, it is probable that circumstances and priorities will change so the
list of projected regulated procurement exercises (including the route to
market) outlined in Annex C should be viewed with this caveat in mind.)


We are currently out to tender for:

-          Collaborative Framework Agreement : Professional Estates
Services – Notice:

-          Collaborative Framework Agreement Minor Works – Notice:


Our current [6]Masterplan is available on our website.  However, an
updated plan is currently being considered and should be published
shortly.  The information is therefore exempt under Section 27(1)(a)(i)
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