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New Forest Road Construction in North Highland Forest District

C0041

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for Construction of 1050m of new water bound forest road in Craggan Forest, Strath Oykle to include relevant facilities such as passing places and turning place.

Any bidders interested should request tender documents and must also attend a mandatory bidder briefing day on Wednesday 9th March 2016. Full details will be provided to those who request the tender documents.

The estimated total value of the contract is £60,000.

The anticipated contract start date will be 4th April 2016 to be completed by 3rd June 2016.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact procurement.nhigh@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 4th March 2016.


To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact procurement.nhigh@foresty.gsi.gov.uk no later than 16.00 hrs on 4th March 2016.

 

CATERING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY AT GLENTRESS PEEL CAFÉ, GLENTRESS FOREST, PEEBLES, EH45 8NB.
DUMFRIES & BORDERS FOREST DISTRICT
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST


Are you passionate, professional and dedicated to the success of your catering business? Are you willing to work with a wider team of other like-minded businesses operating at the largest visitor attraction in the Scottish Borders, Glentress Forest? Then this opportunity may be for you. This opportunity is for the operation of Glentress Peel café. The  café/restaurant can provide for approximately 200 covers and should cater for visitors of all ages in family groups or individuals who come to Glentress Forest for all their outdoor forest adventures including walking, cycling, tree top adventures and wildlife watching

This business opportunity is for a maximum of ten years. After this period, another business opportunity will be advertised.

The anticipated contract start date will be from 3rd June 2016.

To apply:-
• Express your interest via email including your name and address to procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than noon on 25th February 2016. Further documents will be issued on 26th February 2016


 

Small scale civil engineering works in Central Scotland

FW0020

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a Framework Agreement for Small scale civil engineering works within Central Scotland. These site works will involve pathway installation, drainage works, signage and furniture installation along with associated repair works.
 
These may be of relatively small value and scattered throughout the District.  There may be a requirement to respond to some non-programmed jobs within 48 hours to ensure public safety and site security.

Lot1: Pathway installation
Lot 2: Installation of Signs & Furniture
Lot 3: Ditching & Drainage
Lot 4: Pathway refurbishment
Lot 5: Plant & operator hire

It should also be noted that there will be a requirement to work in potentially hazardous locations, with many sites being close to public roads and public utilities such as overhead and underground power cables.

There will be a COMPULSORY bidder briefing day (location tbc) on Wednesday 2nd March. You must attend if you wish to submit a bid.

The estimated total value of the framework is £500,000 over four years, although this will vary from year to year.

The anticipated FRAMEWORK start date will be week commencing 2nd May 2016.  The Framework will run for two years with the option for FC to extend this for up to a further two years.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Katie Lockhart at katie.lockhart@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 1pm on 29th February 2016.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Katie Lockhart at katie.lockhart@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 1pm on 29th February 2016.

Invitation to tender Documents will be issued week commencing 22nd February 2016.

 

Ecological work on the National Forest Estate
FW0015

We will be awarding a framework agreement for various ecological work on the National Forest Estate.

The framework agreement will be arranged according to geographical area and the type of work.

Types of work: Pre-operational surveys for protected and priority species, surveys of terrestrial and aquatic species and habitats, vascular plant, bryophyte, lichen and fungus surveys, and provision of conservation management advice for all of these groups.

Geographical areas: The total geographic area covered within the framework will encompass all ten Forest Districts (FDs) as follows. 

The North Area (North Highland FD, Inverness, Ross & Skye FD, and Moray & Aberdeenshire FD)

The Central Area (Lochaber FD, Tay FD, West Argyll FD, and Cowal & Trossachs FD).

The South Area (Scottish Lowlands FD, Galloway FD, and Dumfries & Borders FD). 

Bidders are able to bid for specific types of survey work in specific geographical areas identified within the tender document.


The estimated total value of the Framework is in the region of £250,000 to £500,000.

The anticipated contract start date will be April 2016 to be completed by April 2018 with a two year optional extension period.


For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Kenny.kortland@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 26 February 2016.


Please download the attached tender documents and confirm you have done so to Kenny.kortland@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 26 February 2016.

Failure to email confirmation you have downloaded the tender documents will result in you not being made aware of questions and answers raised during the tender period.

6F  OPEN FRAMEWORK ITT - ECOLOGICAL WORK ON THE NFE FW0015 FINAL

Appendix 1 - Field pack

Appendix 1 - SNW condition assessment paper form

Appendix 1- The condition assessment survey methodology

 

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

FW0013

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a framework contract, from suitably experienced, capable and competent contractors to carry out harvesting and extraction to roadside on clearfell and thinning.  Sites will be located within the Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District and work will consist of harvesting standing timber to FC prescribed specification and extracting to be presented at roadside.

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

Break points are available within the Framework Contract at an annual period, at which time we will decide on whether the Framework Contract will continue.

The estimated total value of the contract including extensions is: £1,925,000

The estimated contract volume including extensions is:
140,000m3


The anticipated contract start date will be 11th April 2016 to be completed by 31st March 2020 including extensions.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Carol Davidson carol.davidson@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 29th February 2016


To apply:-
• Express your interest via email to Stuart Gartly, alexander.gartly@forestry.gsi.gov.uk, no later than 3pm on the 29th February 2016 so we can contact you should there be any relevant questions and answers which arise regarding the tenders; and
• Download the attached Invitation to Tender/Maps by the same date.

6F. OPEN FRAMEWORK ITT - CD Final

FW0013 - balliesward

FW0013 - newtyle

 

FW0011 VEGETATION MANAGEMENT -
SCOTTISH LOWLANDS FOREST DISTRICT AND COWAL AND TROSSACHS FOREST DISTRICT -
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for VEGETATION MANAGEMENT - SCOTTISH LOWLANDS FOREST DISTRICT AND COWAL AND TROSSACHS FOREST DISTRICT

We will be awarding a framework agreement for the management of vegetation within Scottish Lowlands Forest District which covers the majority of the central belt and Cowal and Trossachs Forest District which covers most of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

There will be three Lots;

Lot 1 – Argyll Forest Park
Lot 2 – Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (including East Loch Lomond side and Strathyre)
Lot 3 – Scottish Lowlands Forest District

Operations the with be included in this framework will include;

For Lot 1,2 and 3

- Path side / Open area soft vegetation cutting (fine cut)
- Path side / Open area soft vegetation cutting (rough cut)
- Path side soft vegetation cutting (using strimmer)
- Open Area Rough Cut and Lift (arisings to be left on site)
- Open Area Rough Cut and Lift (arisings to be removed from site)
- Inter-tree cutting of soft vegetation
- Leaf blowing of paths
- Hedge Cutting 

For Lot 1 & 2

- Scrub clearance - Bruchcutter / Clearing Saw
- Scrub clearance – chainsaw
- Chipper

Path side cutting is likely to make up the bulk of the work put out under this framework

Bidder Day – Please note there is a Mandatory bidder day on 18th February which you must attend if you want to submit a tender.

The estimated total value of the contract is in the region of £460,000

Lot 1 £80,000 approx
Lot 2 £80,000 approx
Lot 3 £300,000 approx

Volumes may change from year to year
Approximately 1,600,000 linear metres of path side cuts will be required per annum  (frequencies of cut will vary.)

The anticipated contract start date will be 04/04/16 to be completed by 31/03/18. There will be potential to end the contract period for a further two years on a yearly basis to 31/30/2020

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact:
Katie Lockhart or Susanne Anderson

procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Ae Village
Parkgate
Dumfries
DG1 1QB

0300 067 6900

no later than 15:00hrs on the 16th of February


To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact: Katie Lockhart or Susanne Anderson

procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

no later than 15:00hrs on the 16th of February

 

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

C0030

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a medium-term contract, from suitably experienced, capable and competent contractors to carry out harvesting and extraction to roadside on clearfell and thinning.  Sites will be located within the north and west of Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District and work will consist of harvesting standing timber to FC prescribed specification and extracting to be presented at roadside.

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

Break points are available within the Medium Term Contract at an annual period, at which time we will decide on whether the Medium Term Contract will continue.


The estimated total value of the contract including extensions is: £1,350,000

The estimated contract volume including extensions is: 100,000m3


The anticipated contract start date will be 11th April 2016 to be completed by 31st March 2020 including extensions.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Paul Raisbeck
paul.raisbeck@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 11th March 2016


To apply:-
• Express your interest via email to Stuart Gartly, alexander.gartly@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 1pm on the 11th March 2016 so we can contact you should there be any relevant questions and answers which arise regarding the tenders; and
• Download the attached Invitation to Tender/Maps by the same date

C0030 - OPEN CONTRACT ITT

C0030 - maps - Low Wood, Culbin

C0030 - maps - Hill of Maud, Maud

 

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR SMALL SCALE FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURAL OPERATIONS IN SCOTTISH LOWLANDS AND TAY FOREST DISTRICTS – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

FW0012

We will be awarding a Framework Agreement for Small Scale Forestry and Arboricultural Operations in Scottish Lowlands and Tay Forest Districts.

Contracts awarded through this framework agreement will involve a variety of small scale forestry and arboricultural work, including post-storm emergency tree clearance, planned programmes of arboricultural work and planned small scale forestry works.

The work will include broadleaves and conifers of varying sizes, tree felling, windblown tree removal, crown lifting, crown reduction, removal of dead and hazardous limbs, sectional felling and associated site clearance, chipping and traffic management.  Some work will involve working at heights, with rope and harness and MEWP.

There will be two lots to this framework agreement:
1. Scottish Lowlands Forest District
2. Tay Forest District

Bidder Day – Please note there is a Mandatory bidder day on 18th February which you must attend if you want to submit a tender


The estimated total value of the framework is £280k +/- 20%.
By lot this is estimated as:
Lot 1: £200k
Lot 2: £80k


The anticipated contract start date will be w/c 4th April 2016 for a period of 2 years with a 1+1 year optional extension period.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact  Katie Lockhart or Susanne Anderson:

Email: procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Ae Village
Parkgate
Dumfries
DG1 1QB

Tel: 0300 067 6900

no later than 3pm on Tuesday 16th February 2016.


To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Katie Lockhart or Susanne Anderson:

Email: procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Ae Village
Parkgate
Dumfries
DG1 1QB

Tel: 0300 067 6900

no later than 3pm on Tuesday 16th February.

 

Community based ranger service on the Isle of Mull Expression of Interest.

C0033

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) along with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are awarding a contract to provide a community ranger service on the National Forest Estate (NFE) which will also tie in with the delivery of a wider ranger service on other land on Iona and Mull. 

The contract holder will provide the following services:

• Recreation infrastructure facility inspections
• Review of existing risk assessment of facilities and updating as required
• Organisation of remedial work on recreation facilities
• Provision of access advice in relation to forest operations
• Organisation of educational events
• Organisation of other events as required
• Interpretation of the natural environment and cultural heritage
• Organisation and liaison over schools work experience placements
• Provision of press releases and other media outputs
• Provision of information to FES to ensure FES facilities website remains up to date
• Working with partners to ensure quality delivery of Mull Eagle Watch (MEW) and associated infrastructure

The successful contract holder will be expected to explain how the delivery team who will complete the contract are able to demonstrate:

• Community links on Mull
• Expertise in delivering previous community ranger service contracts
• Intimate geographical and working knowledge of Mull, Iona and their natural and cultural heritage and community
• Evidence that the delivery team proposed have experience in forest recreation management requirements, health and safety protocol, event management, working with volunteers, social inclusion and environmental education
• Details of the delivery team and relevant qualifications will have to be submitted at tender stage
• Geographical Information System (GIS) skills
• Journalistic / writing skills

The estimated total value of the contract is in the region £75000 (including non cash contributions) but this figure is dependent on receiving external funding and this may reduce significantly if funding is not received.

The contract holder will be required to deliver the contract within the 6 main visitor facilities including 8 car parks, 33km of trails, two wildlife hides and 4 visitor counters which must be inspected and maintained.  Specific location and requirements will be outlined in the Invitation To Tender document.

The anticipated contract start date will be May 2016 to be completed by May 2018 with a one year optional extension.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Helen Watt (01631 565091) or helen.watt@forestry.gsi.gov.uk) no later than 8th February 2016 @1300.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Helen Watt (helen.watt@forestry.gsi.gov.uk) no later than 1300 hrs on 8th February 2016.

 

Dothistroma Needle Blight and Tree Health Surveys

FW0016

We will be awarding a framework agreement for survey of symptoms and signs of Dothistroma Needle Blight (DNB) (and other tree health problems), and collection of samples from June to August with a further survey of mortality and needle retention from October to February throughout the National Forest Estate (NFE) within 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.

We are holding two optional bidders days on

Tuesday 17th Feb - Edinburgh
Thursday 3rd March  - Inverness

It is up to potential bidders whether they want to attend the day.  Any questions and answers raised at any event will be sent to all those who have expressed an interested in this tender.

Bidders will also need to pass a ‘Skills Test’.  Full details are provided within the tender document.


The estimated total value of the contract is £400,000.

The anticipated contract start date will be end of May 2016 to be completed by May 2018 with a one year optional  extension.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Julie Gardiner by email at julie.gardiner@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 10th February 2015.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Julie Gardiner at the above email address no later than 10th February 2015.

 

PROVISION OF CCTV RENTAL SYSTEM AT CUNINGAR LOOP, RUTHERGLEN
INVITATION TO TENDER

CO031

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for suppliers to install temporary CCTV cameras at their new flagship site, Cuningar Loop, Rutherglen for a period of 1 year. 

The estimated total value of the contract is £20000.

The anticipated contract start date will be 04 April 2016 to be completed by 31 March 2017.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact procurement.dumfor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 12 February 2016 15:00 hrs.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact procurement.dumfor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 12 February 2016 15:00hrs.

CONTRACT MITT FOR GOODS & SERVICES CCTV Cuningar

Health & Safety CCTV

References CCTV

 

Collection, analysis and modelling of data associated with deer numbers and their impacts on the national forest estate

C0032

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) are awarding a contract for the collection, analysis and modelling of data associated with deer numbers and their impacts on the national forest estate (NFE).

The key outcomes of the contract will be the collection of data and the production of maps and reports.  The Data will also be used to assess trends in deer numbers and deer damage across the NFE. It is intended that any methods will be useable by other land managers. The key outcomes will be to present the FC with:-
1. Deer Damage Impact Map data
2. Other Herbivore (e.g. feral sheep and goats) Damage Impact Map data
3. Estimated Deer Utilisation (EDU) Map data

In order to meet these contract objectives the successful bidders will be required to complete the following work:

Data Collection and Recording – Field Work
Impacts assessments
Population assessments
Survey work


We will hold a Mandatory Bidders Day on the 4th February 2016.  We will only consider tender submissions from those who are represented at this day.

The estimated total value of the contract is £400K +/- 30%.

The anticipated contract start date will be April 2016 to be completed by April 2019.


For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact deerhub@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 29th January 2016 @ 1300.

To request tender documents, and confirm your attendance at the Bidders day please contact deerhub@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 29th January 2016 @1300.

 

WEST ARGYLL AND LOCHABER FOREST DISTRICT’S  GROUND PREPARATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

FW0014

We will be awarding a framework agreement for Ground Preparation And Associated Works Including; Mounding (Trench/Inverted/Hinge), ATC/ATV Access, Drainage Works, Restock Scarification and Shallow Ploughing (Possible future requirement).

The work will be broken into 7 Geographical Lots as follows.  Bidders are able to bid for one or more Lots.

Lots available to bid for are:

• Lot 1 – Kintyre Beat  - Approx. 150ha/annum
• Lot 2 – Knapdale Beat - Approx. 50ha/annum
• Lot 3 – East Loch Awe - Approx. 200ha/annum
• Lot 4 – West Loch Awe – Approx. 120/annum
• Lot 5 – West and East Lorne – Approx. 100ha/annum
• Lot 6 – Mull/Lochaline – Approx. 100ha/annum alternated between the two locations, i.e. Mull 2016/2018 and Lochaline 2017/2019 –
• Lot 7 – Lochaber Main – Approx. 150ha/annum

We are holding a MANDATORY bidder day which any interested parties must be represented at the Bidder Day on the 9th February 2016.  For full details please request the tender documentation and express your interest.

The total value of this framework agreement over the entire period including any extension options will be in the region of £2.5 million to £4million.  It should be noted that 50% of this funding is dependent on funding approval and this figure may significantly decrease.

The anticipated contract start date will be May 2016 to be completed by May 2020.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact waprocurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 5th February 2016 @1300.

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact waprocurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 5th February 2016 @1300.

 

DP HARVESTING TENDER
Harvest and Extract in Dumfries and Borders Forest District

 

Forest Enterprise Scotland is inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced Harvesting and Extraction Contractors for 2 separate Medium Term Contracts (3 year) with an extension of up to a further 2 years.  Each contract will be for approximately 35,000 tonnes per annum.

Contract 1 – C0026

Contract 2 – C0027


Both Contract areas will be based around the Dumfriesshire area.

The estimated total value of each contract is £1.84 million.

The estimated volume for each contract is 35,000 tonnes.

The anticipated contract start date will be early April 2016 to be completed by March 2019, with possible extension date until March 2021.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact:

Procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

No later than the 5th February 2016

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact:

Procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

No later than the 5th February 2016

 

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Last updated: 11th February 2016