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FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR SOIL SURVEY WORK THROUGHOUT SCOTLAND

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a framework agreement for soil survey work across Scotland.

The successful suppliers will carry out soils surveys within a Forest District.

The framework will be divided into 10 separate Lots covering each Forest District.  Suppliers are able to bid for one or more Lots.

The surveys must be done to the required FC soil survey standard and the final data must be provided in a digital format in ArcGIS and a bespoke FC extension Forester 4.2.

Successful suppliers will need to demonstrate their ability and experience of accurate soils survey

Contractors will provide their own equipment e.g. spade their own GPS and be competent in using it to submit waypoint files of plot locations in a standard format (shapefile).  

There will be a field-based skills test for all  contract holders and proposed surveyors as part of this ITT process

These will be held between the 13th May and 15th May 2014 at Craigvinean Forest, nr Dunkeld

Tender documents will be available on expression of interest from Julie Gardiner

Closing date for tender submissions will be 27th June 2014

The estimated total value of the contract is up to £400k over the lifetime of the framework agreement.

The estimated contract volume is to survey approximately 7500ha per annum throughout the whole FC estate although as this is a framework agreement we do not guarantee any work under this agreement.

The anticipated commencement date will be 1/07/14 with completion by 31/03/17 with possibility of extension of a further 12 months.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Julie Gardiner on 0790 1008675 or julie.gardiner@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 13:00 hours on 7th May 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Julie Gardiner no later than 13:00 hours on the 7th May 2014

Julie Gardiner, Forest Enterprise Scotland, 1 Highlander Way, Inverness, Business Park , Inverness IV2 7GB Tele: 0790 1008675

julie.gardiner@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR THE SUPPLY OF WOODWORK TO INCLUDE FENCING AND RAIL AND BOARD MATERIAL FOR OUTDOOR FORESTRY USE IN DUMFRIES AND BORDERS FOREST DISTRICT

The framework is for the supply of material only for outdoor forestry wood-work to include fencing posts, straining posts , rails and boards. 

The successful suppliers must provide :

PRODUCT A. Round fencing posts 1.68 m long and 7.5 to 10 cm round top diameter treated and FSC certified.

PRODUCT B. Round straining posts 2.28 m long and 15.0 to 17.5 cm round top diameter treated and FSC certified.

PRODUCT C.   Square fencing posts 1.68 m long and 7.5 x 7.5 cm square top diameter  treated and FSC certified

PRODUCT D. Large square tree stakes 1.82 m long and 5.0 x 5.0 cm square top diameter  for safety signage treated and FSC certified.

PRODUCT E. Large square tree stakes 1.82 m long and 10.0 x 10.0 cm square top diameter  for safety signage treated and FSC certified.

PRODUCT F.  3.65 m long and 9.0 x 3.0 cm square rails treated and FSC certified.

PRODUCT G. 3.65 m long and 7.6 x 3.8 cm square chamfered rails treated and FSC certified.

PRODUCT H.  3.65 m long and 15.2 x 2.54 cm square rails  treated and FSC certified.

PRODUCT I. Round deer fencing posts 2.59 m long and 7.5 to 10 cm round top diameter treated and FSC certified.

PRODUCT J. Round deer straining posts 3.04 m long and 15.0 to 17.5 cm round top diameter treated and FSC certified.

Delivery will be either via:

  • Pick up from the point of supply
  • Delivery to each of our two main depots based at Ae and  Glentress
  • Delivery prices to each of our six main forest areas these being: The Tweed Valley, Wauchope and Newcastleton, Craik and Castle Oe’r, Upper Nithsdale, Solway and Ae main area

The estimated total value of the contract is around £90-£120,000.  over the framework period

We have provided an indicative annual consumption of these type of products which may be ordered through the framework annually:

8250 round fencing posts treated and FSC certified.

550 round straining posts treated and FSC certified.

500 square fencing posts treated and FSC certified.

450 large tree stakes for safety signage treated and FSC certified.

400 rails treated and FSC certified.

500 round deer fencing posts treated and FSC certified.

50 round deer straining posts treated and FSC certified.

The anticipated contract start date will be June 2014  to be completed by June 2017

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 07/5/2014 @ 1600.

To apply:-

Please download the attached ITT document and confirm you have downloaded the tender to ensure we can make you aware of any questions which are raised relating to the tender: Procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 07/5/2014 @ 1600

 ITT.doc   ITT.pdf

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR THE PREPARATION OF FOREST DESIGN PLANS FOR FOREST ENTERPRISE SCOTLAND

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for framework agreement for preparation of Forest Design Plans for existing forests and new acquisitions.  Services required would include all or part of the key steps of Forest Design Plan stages from reviewing brief and site survey and analysis to design of management and restocking, proposals for open space and preparation and presentation of the plan.

The estimated total value of the contract is £200000

Every requirement we have for a full FDP will be put to mini competition between all framework suppliers.

Across FCS, approximately 10 FDPs will require all or part services in a year. Also up to 5 Forest Design Plans for newly acquired unplanted land will be required.

The anticipated contract start date will be June 2014 for a period of potentially 2 years, with an option to extend the contract by up to a further 2 years

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Renate Jephcott (renate.jephcott@forestry.gsi.gov.uk) no later than 2nd May 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Renate Jephcott (renate.jephcott@forestry.gsi.gov.uk) no later than 5th May 2014.  Please note the closing date for submissions is 9th May @1300.

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ROADS, TURNING POINTS AND ASSOCIATED WORKS AT WEST FORTH FOREST, SCOTTISH LOWLANDS FOREST DISTRICT

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the construction of two new forest roads, two bellmouths, two turning points and associated works at West Forth Forest. The work will include all loading, transportation, laying and compaction of stone to the appropriate specifications referred to in the contract.

The estimated total value of the contract is £28000.00

The anticipated contract start date will be 19th May 2014 to be completed by 20th June 2014

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Gordon McCheyne no later than 8th May 2014

Gordon.mccheyne@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tele: 07827 873657

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Simon Hirst or Jamie Howie no later than 12:00pm on 8th May 2014

Simon.hirst@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Jamie.howie@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tele: 01877 383238

Forestry Commission Scotland, Central Scotland Operations Area, Procurement Hub, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UX

CLEARFELL TIMBER HARVESTING MEDIUM TERM CONTRACT LOCHABER  FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders from experienced harvesting contractors who have the necessary resources to undertake clearfelling operations within Lochaber Forest District. The contract will be offered as a single lot of up to  20.0K m3obf per annum for a four year period

The estimated total value of the contract is £1,200K over four years.

The estimated contract volume is 20k m3obf per year, for four years.

The anticipated contract start date will be 02.6.2014 to be completed by 30.6.2018

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact

alastair.cumming@forestry.gsi.gov.uk mob 07768028707 no later than 02/05/2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Lochaber.procurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 2nd May 2014.

DEER MANAGEMENT PERMISSION AGREEMENTS

Forestry Commission Scotland invites tenders for the rights to shoot deer within 5 areas of the National Forest Estate land in the South Scotland region.

This is an opportunity for individuals/groups/ organisations to rent the deer shooting rights on various areas of land managed by Forestry Commission Scotland for the purpose of protecting the forest environment on the National Forest Estate via the management of deer populations.

Guide price for each area is contained within the individual areas description documents.

Covering letter, Location map, 5 x permission area descriptions, tender document, FCS Wildlife and Natural Environment letter and Deer Management Permission Agreement to be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the following link -   [enter link]

The anticipated commencement date will be 1st July 2014 with completion by 30th June 2015, with the possibility to renew on an annual basis, but not totalling more than 5 years.

To protect the Permission area from damaging deer impacts such as browsing, grazing, fraying, bark stripping, trampling and soil erosion.

Annual minimum cull target to achieve FCS protection requirements for each area contained within the individual description document.

Closing date for registering an interest and arranging viewings is Wednesday, 23rd April 2014. Site viewings will take place on the 2nd and 3rd May 2014. Tenders should be returned no later than 1pm on Wednesday, 14th May 2014.

To notify your interest and arrange a viewing please contact South Scotland Deer Hub (preferably by email). See details below - 

Deer Management Hub, Forestry Commission Scotland, Five Sisters House, Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder EH55 8PN Tel – 01555 660190 deerhub@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

 Tender Document Word version  Tender Document pdf version 

Covering Letter  Liability Letter

 South Scotland Permission Areas  Ntain Permission Area 

 Netherbraco Permission Area Swinnie Permission Area

Disdow Permission Area  Auldcraigoch Permission Area

Deer Management Permission Agreement Short

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) FOR FRAMEWORK CONTRACT FOR LOW LOADER MOVES FOR FCS HARVESTING & MOUNDER MACHINERY IN WEST ARGYLL FD

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders to set up a framework agreement within West Argyll FD for low loader moves of FCS harvesting & mounder machinery including:

  • 2 x  1470 John Deere Harvesters
  • 2 x  Ponsse Ergo 8 wheeled harvester
  • 1 x  Komatsu 860 forwarder
  •  4 x  1510 John Deere forwarders all machine will be fitted with tracks (plus grousers attached).
  • 2 x  906 Liebherr mounder excavator’s. 
  • Other ancillary contractor machinery may also require to be moved.

The estimated total value of the contract is £105k

The anticipated contract start date will be May 2014. Our intention is to award this Framework Contract for a period of 3 years with possible extension of 1 year (3+1).

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact waprocurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 9th April 2014.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact waprocurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 9th April 2014.

We must receive your completed tender by 13.00 Friday 18th April 2014.

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