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SUPPLY OF TEMPORARY FOREST ROAD BRIDGES

We will be awarding a framework agreement for the supply of Temporary Forest Road Bridges in Scotland.

Forestry Commission Scotland has a large number of ‘Bailey’ type temporary bridges on the Forest Estate. These are used where access is required to forest blocks for harvesting or other works where permanent bridge construction is not justified. They are also used for emergency bridge replacement and construction access.

This stock is aging and Forestry Commission Scotland has an ongoing programme of decommissioning and replacement. In addition older bridges are too narrow for modern harvesting and construction traffic.

This framework contract, to run over four years is for the supply of new temporary bridges to continue this process.

The bridges will be used by timber hauliers (44tonne road vehicles) but also by timber harvesting equipment and forwarders, construction traffic and site dumpers with gross weight of 50 tonne on three axles.

A deck width of 4.2m is required to allow for this machinery.

Forestry sites may have restricted access making use of cranes for bridge construction difficult or impossible. This will be taken into account when assessing bids.

Due to the wide variety of site and use preference will be given to modular systems which may be built to span and load capacity required in any given situation.

The successful bidder will be expected to deliver goods to site within 6 weeks of confirmation of order unless otherwise agreed with FC.

The total value of this framework agreement over the entire period including any extension options will be in the region of £500,000.

The anticipated contract start date will be November 2015 for a period of 4 years

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact  alan.jackson@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   no later than 4pm on 4th September  2015.

Please download the attached tender documents and confirm to alan.jackson@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

That you have done so by 4th September 2015.  Failure to do this will result in you not being informed of any questions and answers raised during the tender process.

The closing date and time for tender submissions is 11th September @1300.

 ITT.pdf  ITT.doc

RESTOCKING & BEATING UP ISLE OF ARRAN GALLOWAY FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting tenders for restocking & beating up on Isle of Arran. The work will consist of conifer & broadleaf restocking & beating up for 3 years from planting season 2015/16 with a 1 year extension option

The estimated total value of the contract is £120000

Approximately 90ha of restocking & 70ha of beating up annually ie 360ha restocking & 280ha beating up including extension.

The anticipated contract start date will be 01/11/15 to be completed by 30/04/19 including extension

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact procurement.galloway@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 4pm on 1st August  2015

INVITATION TO TENDER: DIRECT PRODUCTION CONTRACT FOR THE PROVISION OF MECHANISED STEEP GROUND HARVESTING OPERATIONS IN MORAY & ABERDEENSHIRE FOREST DISTRICT

The Forestry Commission is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced, capable and competent contractors to carry out harvesting and extraction to roadside on steep ground clearfell and thinning operations sites in Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District.

Sites will be located throughout the District and work will consist of harvesting standing timber to FC prescribed specification and extracting to be presented at roadside.

The medium term contract will be awarded on a 4 year contract with annual break points.

The estimated total value of the contract including extensions is: £1,400,000

The estimated contract volume including extensions is:

40,000m3

The anticipated contract start date will be 17 August 2015 to be completed by 31 March 2019 including extensions.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Carol Davidson, 01466 794161, carol.davidson@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   no later than 22nd July 2015

The tender document and maps are attached below for downloading.

Please notify your interest in the tender to:

Stuart Gartly,

01466 794161, procurement.mryabd@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   no later than 22nd July 2015

 Redhill Map   HeldonHill Map  ITT.doc   ITT.pdf

CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW AND THE UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL AT ACHNABREAC, LOCHGILPHEAD, IN WEST ARGYLL FOREST DISTRICT

Forestry Commission Scotland, West Argyll Forest District, wish to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to construct:

1)   A new section of design & build mountain bike trail, min width 1.2m, of approx 400m in length, including the creation of Tackling Technical Features.

2)   Upgrade existing mountain bike trail to 1.2m min width, for approx 2800m in length. This will also include the creation of new Tackling Technical Features, where appropriate.

The estimated total value of this contract will be in the region of £50,000

The estimated contract volume is as description above

The anticipated commencement date will be early September 2015 with completion by Mid November 2015.

For further enquiries and to request tender pack please contact West Argyll Procurement via email by 14.00 pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

WAprocurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

INTERNAL OFFICE REORGANATION WORKS (APPROX 60M2) HIGHLAND FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for Reorganisation of the Office area of the Main Store Building, Contin IV14 9EF; Grid Ref: NH453567

Works to include:-

  • Removal of walls and installation of new as required
  • Installation of revised electrical systems
  • Redecoration of revised layout
  • New floor coverings
  • Completion of works to ensure fire compatmentation

The estimated total value of the contract is £35,000.00

The anticipated contract start date will be August to be completed by early September 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Stephen Hudson no later than 14th July 2015

To apply:-

  • Site attendance 16th July 2015 from 11:00hrs
  • Completion and submission of tender documentation . REF NO: NH.147 201506 Contin Office Building

 ITT.doc  Map  Map  ITT.pdf   Health & Safety

 References

UPGRADE OF 3 No FOREST ROADS ELIBANK FOREST TWEED VALLEY TOTALLING 3950M DUMFRIES & BORDERS FOREST DISTRICT (EAST)INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for THE UPGRADE OF 3 No forest roads within Elibank Forest, Tweed Valley.  Lengths as described below:

Road T59 – 1800m

Road T60 – 900m

Road T61 – 1250m

Site visits can be arranged by contacting Bruce Hamilton on 07900607785

The estimated total value of the contract is £65,000

Road T59 – 1800m

Road T60 – 900m

Road T61 – 1250m

Total - 3950m

The anticipated contract start date will be 17th August 2015 to be completed by 2nd October 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact bruce.hamilton@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 17th July 2015

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact bruce.hamilton@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 4pm on 17th July 2015.

PEATLAND RE-WETTING WORKS: DRAIN BLOCKING AND SCRUB REMOVAL AT FANNYSIDE MUIR, CUMBERNAULD

Buglife Scotland is inviting tenders for peatland re-wetting works (drain blocking and scrub removal) on lowland raised bog habitat at Fannyside Muir near Cumbernauld.

The peatland restoration works are part of an EULIFE+ and WREN-funded project that is being managed by Buglife Scotland on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland, North Lanarkshire Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.  The overall aim will be to re-wet drained and damaged peatland.

The operations will be over an area of approximately 150 hectares.

Work is offered in 3 lots that can be bid for separately or together.

Lot 1: Installation of plastic piling dams across site (approximately 75 units) and clearance of broadleaf scrub from site car parking area (approximately 0.25 ha)

Lot 2: Installation of reinforced double-skin plastic piling dams on larger ditches (approximately 130 units)

Lot 3: Installation of peat dams (approximately 290), cross-tracking of approximately 10 ha of milled peatland to flatten peat ridges and furrows, and creation of 2 shallow pools (25m x 25m).

Bidders are required to attend a mandatory Bidder Briefing Day on 15th July 2015 to help them understand more about the requirements of this Contract.  The Briefing will take place on the date specified above and bidders should e-mail Buglife Scotland project manager, Scott Shanks on scott.shanks@buglife.org.uk to confirm attendance and receive further details no later than 16:00hrs on 13th July. Bidders may send a maximum of two representatives to the bidder day and must e-mail the names of the representatives attending when to scott.shanks@buglife.org.uk

The estimated total value of the contract is £46,000

Lot 1: Estimated value is £8,000

Lot 2: Estimated value is £26,000

Lot 3: Estimated value is £12,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 10th August 2015 to be completed by 23rd September 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Buglife’s Project Manager, Scott Shanks on 01786 447504 or e-mail scott.shanks@buglife.org.uk no later than 16:00hrs on  Monday13th July

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Buglife’s Project Manager, Scott Shanks on 01786 447504 or e-mail scott.shanks@buglife.org.uk no later than 16:00hrs on  Monday13th July.

Please complete and return the Invitation to Tender to scott.shanks@buglife.org.uk or to the address below no later than 13:00hrs on 31st July.

Scott Shanks,Buglife Scotland, Balallan House, 24 Allan Park,Stirling      FK8 2 QG

DUMFRIES AND BORDERS CIVIL ENGINEERING FRAMEWORK CONTRACT – REF: CE/14/714/20

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for Dumfries and Borders Civil Engineering Works Framework Contract

Our intention is to award this Framework Contract for a period of 4 years.

  •  Lot 1:  Dumfries (West) - New forest roads, forest road upgrades, forest road maintenance, harvest facilities plus recreation facilities and maintenance. £3 million
  • Lot 2: Borders (East) - New forest roads, forest road upgrades, forest road maintenance, harvest facilities plus recreation facilities and maintenance. - £2 million. 
  • Lot 3: Dumfries (West) – Hired machinery £1 million
  • Lot 4: Borders (East) – Hired machinery £1 million

Suppliers are free to apply for one or all lots.

Bidders are required to attend a mandatory Bidder Briefing Day on 30 July 2015 to help them understand more about the requirements of this Framework Contract.  The Briefing will take place on the date specified in the above timetable and bidders should contact the person named in the covering letter to confirm their attendance and receive further details. Bidders may send a maximum of two representatives to the bidder day and must e-mail the names of the representatives attending to the contact on  page one of this Invitation to Tender no later than 23 July 2015.

The estimated total value of the contract is £7 million

The anticipated contract start date will be October 2015 to be completed by September 2019

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact procurement.services@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 09 July 2015

To apply:-

  • Express your interest via email to procurement.services@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
  • no later than 16:00 hrs  09 July 2015 so we can contact you should there be any relevant questions and answers which arise regarding the tenders;

CULLING OF DEER WITHIN GALLOWAY, DUMFRIES & BORDERS AND SCOTTISH LOWLANDS FOREST DISTRICTS INVITATION TO TENDER

We will be awarding eight contracts for the culling of deer within Galloway, Dumfries & Borders and Scottish Lowlands Forest Districts.

We intend to award the following contracts for Deer Culling:

  • Lot 1 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/01
  • Lot 2 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/02
  • Lot 3 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/03
  • Lot 4 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/04
  • Lot 5 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/05
  • Lot 6 – Dumfries & Borders 714/Wildlife/2015/01
  • Lot 7 – Scottish Lowlands 704/Wildlife/2015/01  
  • Lot 8 – Scottish Lowlands 704/Wildlife/2015/02  

Contractors can bid for as many Lots as they wish to, but will only be awarded a maximum of 2 Lots.

All Contracts awarded must be carried out to FC Operational Guidance Booklets and Wild Deer Best Practice Guidance standards.   All deer carcasses will be transported to a Forestry Commission deer larder and processed to Scottish Wild Venison Quality Assurance Scheme standards (SWVQAS) and will be the property of the Forestry Commission.

NOTE:  There is a MANDATORY bidder day on 3rd July 2015.  If you want to bid for any Contract you must be represented at this meeting or we will not consider your response. You are limited to one representative per bidder.  You must submit any questions you want to raise at the event in writing prior to the event.  For further details please express your interest in this opportunity.
The total value of these contracts over the entire period will be in the region of:-
Lot 1 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/01     £122,000
Lot 2 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/02     £195,000
Lot 3 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/03     £220,000
Lot 4 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/04     £190,000
Lot 5 - Galloway 710/Wildlife/2015/05     £147,000
Lot 6 – Dumfries & Borders 714/Wildlife/2015/01    £178,000
Lot 7 – Scottish Lowlands 704/Wildlife/2015/01    £75,000
Lot 8 – Scottish Lowlands 704/Wildlife/2015/02    £75,000

All Lots will start on the 1st of October 2015 and run through to the 30th of September 2020.
For further enquiries regarding this opportunity please contact deerhub@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 2nd of July 2015 @ 1300.
To apply:
• To express your interest and confirm attendance at the Bidder day please contact deerhub@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 2nd of July 2015 @ 1300.
• Download the attached Invitation to Tender by the same date.

 

STOCK FENCING COWAL & TROSSACHS FD

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for stock fencing at Aberfoyle, Loch Katrine and other sites within the Loch Ard area of the Cowal & Trossachs Forest District.

The estimated total value of the contract is £50,000, over 3 years

The estimated contract volume is approximately 5.5km new stock fencing, 3.5km takedown of old fences & 1km of repairs in year 1 – with similar volume of works estimated for years 2 & 3 of the contract.

The anticipated contract start date will be 27/07/15 to be completed by 31/3/18.

There will be break points at 31/3/16 and 31/3/17, to review the progress and quality of the work.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Jean Thompson, 01877-382383, jean.thompson@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 1400hrs on the 15/06/15.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Jean Thompson, 01877-382383, jean.thompson@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 1400hrs on the 19/06/15.

Please complete and return the Invitation to Tender to the address below no later than 1300 (hours) on 06/07/2015

Completed packs should be returned to the address below:

Cowal & Trossachs FD, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UX

Marked ‘ITT’ for Stock Fencing, CON/C&T/15-16/3 - Not to be opened until 06/07/15, 1300hrs.’

ITT.doc  ITT.pdf  Pricing Schedule

REFURBISHMENT OF WOODFOLD  FARM, AB54 7UL MORAY AND ABERDEENSHIRE FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for  refurbishment at Woodfold Farm, Rothiemay, by Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 7UL and mainly comprising internal refurbishment of the farmhouse plus cladding and ground works to one outbuilding

The estimated total value of the contract is £120,000

The anticipated contract start date will be week commencing 13th July 2015 and to be completed within 10 weeks of this date

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Jason Inman at jason.inman@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   no later than 1pm on the 29th June 2015

Download the attached Invitation to Tender by 1pm on the 29th June 2015

Tenders are to be returned by 1pm  on the 3rd July 2015

 ITT.doc  ITT.pdf  References  Contract & Pricing

Floor Plan As Existing  External Works  Proposed Floor Plan

Works to Out Buildings  Specification REV C

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION – REGARDING THE COLLECTION, ANALYSIS AND MODELLING OF DATA ASSOCIATED WITH DEER NUMBERS AND THEIR IMPACTS ON THE NATIONAL FOREST ESTATE

The Forestry Commission is requesting information Regarding the Collection, analysis and modelling of data associated with deer numbers and their impacts on the national forest estate

The intention of this exercise is for us to obtain information from the market place.  The information will help us better understand the market and consider the way forward .  Views and suggestions will not be used for any other purpose.

We intend going out to tender in August 2015 following feedback from this exercise.

Please download the attached request for information and submit your response by 1st July 2015.

The anticipated Procurement process is anticipated to start in August 2015.

For further enquiries regarding this request please contact deerhub@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 22nd June 2015.

To provide information/feedback to the FC please download the document attached and return it to: deerhub@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  Before 1st July @ 1300.

Request for Information.doc   Request for Information.pdf

PROVISION OF LAND AGENCY SERVICES TO FORESTRY COMMISSION SCOTLAND

We will be awarding a contract for the provision of land agency services to Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) to assist in the acquisition/disposal/marketing and to advise on  property related matters on the National Forest Estate in Scotland.

The winning bidders shall report to the Acquisitions & Disposals officer or Area Land Agent, or other nominated FCS staff.    Where applicable it is anticipated the disposal subject in most cases shall be land or built property held to be surplus by FCS.  The disposal of and forestry/silvicultural management of woodland property is expressly excluded from the requirements.  Example disposal subjects include residential property, former office and workshop accommodation, dilapidated structures, land or structures for development, and subjects sought for utility and local authority infrastructure purposes.

The potential value of this contract over the entire period including any extension options will be in the region of £500,000, excluding VAT,  however, this will be solely dependent on work as it arises under this contract.

The anticipated contract start date will be 5th October 2015 for a period of 4 years.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact stuart.moscrop@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   no later than 22nd July 2015

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact stuart.moscrop@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 22nd July 2015@1300

The closing date for tender submission is 29th July 2015 @1300.

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