Framework Agreement for a panel of suitable contractors for the repair and
replacement of VRS (Safety Barriers) on Single Carriageway National Roads in
Galway County Council (“the Contracting Authority”) has identified an on-going need
for Contractors for the carrying out of replacement and repairs to Vehicle Restraint
Systems on National Road single carriageway in the County of Galway. These
works may be a result of programme replacement of defective VRS or repairs
following vehicle impact.
GCC proposes to establish and operate a Framework Agreement for the provision of
these works which will ensure the availability of a number of suitably qualified
Contractors who are capable of providing services in relation to these types of
The Contracting Authority has decided that the best way of fulfilling its requirements
is through the award of a Framework Agreement (“FA”).
Anticipated duration of the Framework Agreement will be for one year from date of
award of the Framework Agreement with option to extend for a further two years.
It is estimated that approximately €125,000 value of works will be carried out in
2014. However this is not a guarantee of the value of future works in the proposed
Framework, as these works will be subject to the availability of funding.
It is envisaged that the Public Works Contract for Minor Building and Civil
Engineering Works designed by the employer will govern contracts for these works.
In some cases the Short Form of Contract may be used. Details of these forms of
contract are available from the National Public Procurement Policy Unit website
Note: Only Step 1 is applicable at this stage.