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STOCKING DENSITY ASSESSMENT SURVEYS (FOR UNIFORM PLANTED STANDS)

We will be awarding a framework agreement for the Stocking Density Assessment (SDA) survey work for 10 Forest Districts (FDs) in Scotland: Cowal & Trossachs, Dumfries & Borders, Galloway, Inverness, Ross & Skye, Lochaber, Moray & Aberdeenshire, North Highland, Scottish Lowlands, Tay, and West Argyll (see Appendix 1 for map of Forest Districts)

There will be two optional bidders days to discuss the content of the tender document.  You should confirm if you want to attend either event which are schedules to happen in:

Thursday 16 April 2015 – Inverness
Wednesday 22nd April -  Edinburgh

Note:  All questions and answers on the day will be circulated to all bidders who expressed an interest in this tender regardless of whether you attend or not

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 September 2015 for a period of 3 years with a 1 year optional extension.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Julie Gardner no later than 15th April 2015 (date).  Please also confirm if you are attending the optional bidder briefing day before this date to:

Survey Co-ordinator FES
Forest Enterprise Scotland Head Office
1 Highlander Way
Inverness
IV2 7GB
julie.gardiner@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

To express your interest download the attached tender documents and please confirm you have done so to:

julie.gardiner@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

no later than 15th April 2015

Once you have expressed your interest/confirmed you have downloaded the tender document you will be sent the appendices referenced within the Tender document

FRAMEWORK CONTRACT FOR DRILLING AND/OR BLASTING WORK

We will be awarding a Framework Contract for Drilling and/or Blasting work to provide surfacing materials for roads, paths, cycle routes and other relates uses throughout Scotland.

The requirements are split over the following Lots and bidders can bid for one of more Lots: 

Lot 1 – Highland Operational Area
Lot 2 – Central Operations Area
Lot 3 – West Operational Area
Lot 4 – South Operational Area
Lot 5 – East Operational Area

Work to be delivered under the Framework will include the Contractor being responsible for ensuring:

  • • Compliance with environmental constraint tolerances (vibration and air blast overpressure limits) and notification to residents of neighbouring properties within 750m where instructed.
    • All machinery is fit for purpose and compliant with environmental regulations. Drill rigs must be post 2010 date of manufacture which will, as a minimum, place them in the Tier 3 bracket for emission levels.
    • Holes will be drilled to a diameter of 102, 105, or 110mm as instructed
    • All blasts with the exception of primary blasts are laser scanned to provide a survey plan for the driller. Actual locations of shothole locations will be identified by a second post drill scan.
    • All personnel involved in the drilling and blasting operation hold a formal written appointment.
    • Provision of a brake test certificate for rubber wheeled vehicles made available when required.
    • Suitable and sufficient quantities of stemming materials are provided onto the blast site.
    • A system of protection against post drilling shothole collar collapse.
    • A system of edge protection/restraint is provided where required.
    • An adequate and effective shelter is provided for shotfiring operations.
    • A system of signage and audible signals to warn of shotfing operations are provided.
    • Best practice techniques and compliance with the Quarry Regulations1999 are applied at all times

The estimate total value of this Framework Contract over the entire period, including any extension options, will be in the region of £2 million.

Our intention is to award this Framework Contract for a period of 4 years.
Break points are available within the Framework Contract at the end of year 2 and 3, at which time we will decide on whether the Framework Contract will continue.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact:-
aileen.macintosh@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 17th April 2015 @1300

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact aileen.macintosh@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than the 17th April 2015 @1300

TREE LINE / MONTANE NATIVE WOODLAND PLANTING GALLOWAY FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting tenders for tree line and montane native woodland planting in Galloway.  The initial phase includes planting 27.3 hectares at 2700 per hectare on mounds and flat planting of 40,000 trees in small groups over a 48 hectare area of mixed upland habitat.  All trees are cell grown locally sourced native broadleaves including aspen, common juniper and downy willow.

There is potential for further work in years 2 & 3 subject to satisfactory performance in year 1 and budget availability.

The estimated total value of the contract is £50,000 in Year 1 with the possibility of  £50,000 in Year 2 and £30,000 in Year 3

The estimated contract volume is as follows:

Year

Ha of planting on mounds

No of trees flat planting

1

27.3

40,000

2

30

40,000

3

30

20,000

 

  

The anticipated contract start date will be week commencing 25 May 2015 to be completed by 30/09/15 or earlier if possibleIdeally the work in Years 2 & 3 should be completed during February and March of each year if weather permits.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please email procurement.galloway@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than midday 10 April 2015.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please e mail procurement.galloway@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   quoting the Tender reference and title printed at the top of this advert no later than midday 10 April  2015

Please note there is a Mandatory bidder briefing day on the 14th April which all potential bidders must be represented at.

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR: ESTATE STEWARDSHIP OPERATIONS, NORTH HIGHLAND FOREST DISTRICT

We intend to award a framework agreement for the estate stewardship operations detailed below on a variety of sites throughout North Highland Forest District. Sites will vary in area and complexity.

Bidders are able to bid for one or more Lots. The work covered under this Framework is :

Lot 1 - Environment Operational work including:

  • Motor manual (Chainsaw, clearing saw/brushcutter/strimmer, ATV work),
  • Skilled manual work (Knapsack spraying, fencing, planting, general habitat & species restoration work)

Lot 2 - Invasive non-native species control

Lot 3 – Chipper and operator

Lot 4 – IRATA compliant work

Lot 5 – Vegetation control

Lot 6 – Habitat restoration & soft ground working

Lot 7 – Environmental ground works

We will be holding a MANDATORY bidder day on 14th April 2015.

If you want to tender for any of this work you MUST attend the briefing or send a representative.  For full details on times and location and to confirm who will attend on your behalf please contact the Procurement Hub below

The total value of this framework agreement over the entire period including any extension options will be in the region of £4million. Please note that this figure is dependent on continuing to receive substantial amounts of external funding. 

The FC reserves the right not to award any contracts under this Framework Agreement

The value of the Framework will be made up of numerous small value contracts rather than large contracts.

We anticipate that the agreement will be in place by 1st June 2015.

Our intention is to award this framework agreement for a period of 4 years.

Break points are available within the framework agreement at years 2 and 3, at which time we will decide on whether the framework agreement will continue.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact procurement.nhigh@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 7th April 2015 @ 1600.

To bid for this opportunity please express your interest by email and confirm your attendance at the briefing day to procurement.nhigh@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 7th April 2015 @ 1600.

NOTE: Failure to attend the Bidder Briefing Day will result in the FC not considering your tender return.  If you do not  email to confirm you have downloaded the tender documents you will not be made aware of any questions and answers which arise during the tender process.

SOUTH SCOTLAND CULTIVATION FRAMEWORK CONTRACT TENDER

FES will be establishing a framework agreement for forest cultivation methods across South Scotland Operational Area which comprises the two districts of Galloway Forest District and Dumfries & Borders Forest District.

There will be 5 lots for a range of cultivation methods including:

•        Trench mounding methods

•         Hinge mounding methods

•        Continuous mounding

•        Scarification

•        Brash raking and brash management

The estimated total value of the contract is £400k

The estimated contract volume is 800ha

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

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 24th April 2015

To express your interest and to request tender documents please email procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 11.59pm 24th April 2015

CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH LOCH NESS TIMBER TRANSPORT ROUTE

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting expressions of interest from contractors who wish to tender for works packages for the construction of a strategic timber transport route in South loch Ness.

This will include packages relating to;

Forest road construction and upgrade

Forest road maintenance

Upgrading and bituminous surfacing of new entrances on to the public road network

Rock drilling for shot firing operations

Specific details of the packages of work available will be identified within the tender documents and any bidder interested in tendering to deliver an aspect of this requirement should express their interest in this opportunity.

The estimated total value of the works is £500 000. Individual packages of work are likely to vary from £20 000 to £300 000

The anticipated issue date for tender documents is 7th April 2015 to be submitted by 6th May. Forestry Commission Scotland will hold a mandatory bidder briefing day for each package during the tender period. It is envisaged that the earliest start day will be 1st June 2015

Each package of work will have its own completion date however all aspects of the project must be completed by 1st February 2016

For further enquiries regarding this expression of interest please contact the

District Civil Engineer Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District,Forestry Commission Scotland, Highland Operations Area, Tower Road, Smithton IV2 7NL

procurement.irs@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   (mark emails for the attention of the District Civil Engineer) no later than 7th April 2015 Must be same as cut off date for expression of interest and a minimum of three weeks from publication

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact

procurement.irs@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Please include

“South Loch Ness Timber Transport Route” as the subject and state your expression of interest no later than 13.00 7th April 2015 Must be same as cut off date for enquiries and a minimum of three weeks from publication

WOODFUEL SUPPORT SERVICES
SCOTLAND-WIDE
INVITATION TO TENDER

The purpose of the contract for the provision of wood fuel support services is to assist in delivery of FCS and Scottish Government objectives, particularly for the development of local heat markets and biomass supply chains. The use of wood for heat in Scotland is part of the work set out in the Scottish Forestry Strategy: Implementation Plan:

http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/strategy-policy-guidance/forestry-strategy

and the aims set out in the Scottish Government’s Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/Energy-sources/19185/Heat

The key aims of the Woodfuel Support Services are:

  • To provide support to the wood fuel sector (both commercial and public stakeholders/heat users and the installation and wood fuel supply sector) by sharing knowledge and maintaining and developing networks through industry stakeholder meetings on policy development and delivery; and on important topics affecting the sector such as biomass sustainability, supply chain skills or installation standards
  • To maintain up-to-date information on the usewoodfuel website and other media, on wood fuel development, new regulations and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • To liaise with other key advice bodies including Local Energy Scotland, Carbon Trust Scotland and Home Energy Scotland/Energy Saving Trust to ensure Scotland-wide integration of information and best practice.
  • To liaise with other key stakeholders in the carrying out of the deliverables under the contract such as the Scottish Government renewable heat team, Scottish Enterprise, the Confederation of Forest Industries, wood fuel suppliers and installers, any regional or national support or promotion groups, and representatives of industry trade bodies, as relevant and appropriate.
  • To provide a low key, general enquiry line on all aspects of wood fuel and installation
  • To provide some additional services as required, to handle issues arising through the year.

The estimated total value of the contract is around £38-50k (split equally between the two years, £19-25k) over the entire contract period including any potential extension periods.

The initial contract will be for one year with the option (for both parties) to extend the contract for a second year.

The anticipated contract start date will be around 27th April 2015 and the contract will run until 31st March 2016, with the possibility of extension for a further year up to the end of March 2017.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact cameron.maxwell@forestry.gsi.gov.uk (0300 067 6138) no later than Friday 3rd April 2015.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact cameron.maxwell@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 1000 on Friday 3rd April 2015

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR THE ERECTION, MAINTENANCE AND DISMANTLING OF GOALPOSTS/CROSSING POINTS ADJACENT TO OVERHEAD POWERLINES (OHPLS) AND OTHER UTILITIES ON THE FORESTRY COMMISSION  NATIONAL FOREST ESTATE THROUGHOUT SCOTLAND

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the erection, maintenance and dismantling of Goalposts adjacent to OHPLs and other utilities on the Forestry Commission National Forest estate throughout Scotland

The contractor will be expected to collect, transport, erect, maintain or dismantle goalposts and relevant warning notices (signage) throughout the National Forest Estate of Scotland.

There are various Lots available to bid for throughout Scotland which are identified within the tender documentation.

There are various geographical Lots available to bid for which are detailed within the tender documentation

The estimated total value of the contract is £300k per annum

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

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact ken.sinclair@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 1st May 2015

Download the attached tender documents and email your  expression of interest/confirmation you have downloaded the tender documents to ken.sinclair@forestry.gsi.gov.uk    no later than 1st May 2015. 

Failure to inform the FC you have downloaded the tender documents will mean you are not informed of any relevant questions and answers which are raised by other bidders during the tender process.

DIRECT PRODUCTION HARVESTING
GALLOWAY FOREST DISTRICT
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for  harvesting chainsaw work throughout Galloway Forest District to involve tree felling (primarily large trees), clearing windblown trees and hand winching with an element of tree brashing, stump height reduction, reducing unprocessed log lengths, dyke clearances  and deer glades.

The winning contractor will be covering the whole of Galloway Forest District and will be expected to deliver approximately 240ha of work per annum. 

The estimated total value of this contract over the entire period, including any extension options, will be in the region of £225,000

The estimated contract volume is approximately 240ha of work per annum

The anticipated contract start date will be 27th April 2015 to be completed by April 2017 with an optional one year extension.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact colin.moffat@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 30/03/2015 at 1300 hours

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact colin.moffat@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 30/03/2015 at 1300 hours

DUN DEARDAIL ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT
LOCHABER FOREST DISTRICT
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR A METHOD STATEMENT AND THEN NEGOTIATION WITH THE WINNING BIDDER

The Forestry Commission (FC) is inviting tenders for a Method Statement for an archaeological project based at the vitrified hillfort of Dun Deardail in Glen Nevis, Lochaber (NN 127 701).

A Project Design has been produced to guide the production of a Method Statement for the professionally-led archaeological excavation, post-excavation, reporting and publication of a programme of works proposed at Dun Deardail with significant and considerable public benefits. The project forms part of the Nevis Landscape Partnership.

The archaeological project aims to better understand, protect and value the hillfort of Dun Deardail and will comprise:
• a three season programme of archaeological excavation and site consolidation;
• the experimental reconstruction, destruction and excavation of a section of vitrified rampart;
• a PhD (in partnership between FCS and the University of Stirling School of Biological and Environmental Science) into Vitrification in the Scottish Iron Age; and
• a programme of public engagement, outreach and Curriculum-for-Excellence relevant learning opportunities.

As part of the tender process bidders will submit a Method statement explaining how and what they will deliver.  This method statement will be submitted to Historic Scotland for approval in order for the project to progress.  If approval is not give the project will not progress any further.

The FC will then negotiate the works package and the final prices with the bidder who submitted the winning Method Statement and who have had their Method Statement agreed by Historic Scotland who may also make recommendations surrounding the content of the Method Statement.

The total funding available for delivery of the entire contract is up to a maximum of £172,500 and the bidder who submits the winning method statement must deliver the project within this budget.

The anticipated contract start date will be June 2015 to be completed by March 2018

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact matthew.ritchie@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than noon on the 23rd March 2015.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact matthew.ritchie@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than noon on the 23rd March 2015. The subsequent deadline for tender submission is noon on the 10th April 2015.

MOUNTAIN WOODLAND GROUND PREPARATION INVERNESS, ROSS & SKYE FOREST DISTRICT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The Forestry Commission is inviting expressions of interest for carrying out ground preparation in a remote upland environment on Fasnakyle Hill, Glen Cannich.  This will consist of machine screefing and inverted mounding at altitudes of up to 650m.  Access track improvements will also be required.  Lone working will not be allowed.  An awareness of vegetation/soil associations would be an advantage but full instruction will be given.

A site visit is mandatory and dependent on the level of interest we may arrange a bidders day or separate visits as necessary.

 

The estimated total value of the contract is £70,000

The planting positions will be required at a very high density of up to 10,000/ha in random spacing as and when conditions allow.  We would like 150,000 planting positions provided over a gross area of approximately 21ha.

Approximately 2500m of existing access track requires upgrade.

The anticipated contract start date will be 1st June 2015 to be completed by 31st August 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Kenny Hay at kenny.hay@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 31st March 2015.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Kenny Hay at Kenny.hay@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 12:00 on the 31st March 2015. 

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