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Strontian Office and Workshop
Refurbishment Works
LOCHABER FOREST DISTRICT
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the refurbishment works of Strontian Office / Workshop.

Works to include:

- Strip out existing fittings, including internal downtakings
- Internal refurbishment of office / workshop, including new doors / windows
- Replacement roof sheeting
- External works including new access path / palisade fence

Bidders are invited to attend a site meeting on Wednesday 19th November 2014 to review the works.

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

The anticipated contract start date will be December 2014 to be completed by February 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Zac Manning no later than Tuesday 18th November:
Zac.manning@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
07795 060665

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Zac Manning 

Zac.manning@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
07795 060665

No later than 17:00 Tuesday 18th November  2014

THE PROVISION OF GROUND PREPARATION AT EAST GRANGE, SCOTTISH LOWLANDS FOREST DISTRICT

The Forestry Commission are seeking to award a contract to a contractor who can demonstrate the experience, technical ability (all machine operators must have FMOCS), quality and reliability coupled with cost effective pricing and operational capacity to provide ground preparation within Scottish Lowlands Forest District. 

The estimated total value of the contract is £20,000

The estimated contract volume is 39ha

The anticipated contract start date will be 10th December 2014 to be completed by the 9th Feb 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact James Hand no later than 14/11/2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact James Hand no later than 15:00 on the 14/11/2014.  There is an optional site visit on the 17th November 2014 and the tender closing date is the 21st November 2014 @1500

James Hand
Operations Forester
Forestry Commission Scotland
Scottish Lowlands Forest District
Five Sisters House
Five Sisters Business Park
West Calder EH55 8PN

james.hand@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
+44 (0)7798844636(mobile)

CATTLE STOCKPERSON
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a cattle stocperson for managing the Forestry Commission herd in the Loch Katrine, Loch Ard, Callander and Aberfoyle areas of the Cowal & Trossachs FD.

The estimated total value of the contract up the 31st March 2015 is £5,000. There is an optional extension period which could potentially be worth a further £20,000.

The anticipated contract start date will be 15/12/2014 and the initial phase of the work to be completed by 31/3/2015. There is an optional extension period to 31/3/2017.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Jamie Howie, 01877-382383, jamie.howie@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 14th  November 2014

To request tender documents please contact Jamie Howie jamie howie@forestry.gsi.gov.ukno later than 14th November 2014

Please note the Tender closing date is 19th November @1100.

DIRECT PRODUCTION HARVESTING NORTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT NORTH CUMBRIA INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for harvesting and extracting approximately 4400m3/3400 tonnes of conifers from an area of 18ha of forest in Whinlatter , near Keswick, North Cumbria.

We are looking for a contractor to be able to provide a harvester, forwarder, skidder suited to the tree sizes and sufficient machine operators and chainsaw operators as is required to carry out the work.

Approximately 1200 tonnes is required to be felled and extracted within the risk zone of the public road. In order to safely carry out this work the public road will be closed from 5th January 2015 for up to 3weeks and it is crucial that the successful bidder is properly resourced to carry out the work safely, efficiently and effectively within this time frame.

The estimated value is £70,000

The estimated contract volume is 4400m3

The anticipated contract start date will be 2th January 2015 to be completed by 20th March 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Tracy Turner (tracy.turner@forestry.gsi.gov.uk)    no later than 1pm, 17th November 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Tracy Turner no later than 1pm, 17th November 2014

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ACHNAMOINE AGRICULTURAL SHED DESIGN AND BUILD NORTH HIGHLAND FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the design & construction of a new 200 m2 steel framed agricultural shed at Achnamoine, Halkirk, Caithness, KW1 5XW

The estimated total value of the contract is approximately between £25,000 and £50,000.

The anticipated contract start date will be as soon as reasonably practicable with completion no later than 13th March 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Colin Pielou colin.pielou@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 5pm on Thursday 13th November 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Colin Pielou at colin.pielou@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 5pm on Thursday 13th November 2014.

Tenders must be returned no later than 5pm on 19th November 2014

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ADVERT FOR CONTRACTORS INTERESTED IN LEASING LAND IN WEST ARGYLL FOREST DISTRICT

The Forestry Commission is inviting expressions of interest from contractors (specifically suited to timber haulage, harvesting and forestry civil engineering contractors) to notify their interest in a lease of an area of land (0.2 hectare approximately) at Dervaig, Isle of Mull for development and use as a contractor’s yard, by one contractor.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Raymond Mundie no later than 13/11/14.

Expressions of interest should be received no later than 13/11/14 with Pre-Qualification Questionnaire/Tender returned by 27/11/14

To express your interest, request tender documents and submit queries please contact - waprocurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 13/11/14.

Please note tender responses must be received no later than 27/11/14 @ 1300.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR DIRECT PRODUCTION CLEARFELL HARVESTING INVERNESS ROSS & SKYE FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting expressions of interest  from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for Clearfell Harvesting.

The work will include some Skyline coupes as well as conventional harvesting throughout Inverness, Ross and Skye.

The current DP area extends from Nairn in the east to Fort Augustus in the west and goes as far south as Laggan but some work might occur outside this area.

Coupes for the first year and further requirements will be detailed on the tender documents.

The estimated total value of the contract is £3000000

The estimated contract volume is 240000mobs

The anticipated contract start date will be 1st April 2015 to be completed by 31st March 2019

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Martin Macpherson 07776225315 (martin.macpherson@forestry.gsi.gov.uk ) no later than 12th December 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact  invernessrossskye@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or the admin team on 01463791575   no later than12:00 12th December 2014

Tender documents will be sent out to all bidders who have expressed an interest after the 12th December 2014

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR DIRECT PRODUCTION  THINNING/CLEARFELL HARVESTING INVERNESS ROSS & SKYE FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting expression of interst from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for Thinning Harvesting with a small amount of Clearfell work throughout Inverness Ross and Skye.

We require contractors who can demonstrate the experience, technical ability, qualitative outputs and reliability.

The current area extends from Nairn in the east to Fort Augustus in the west and goes as far south as Laggan but some work might occur outside this area.

Coupes for the first year and further requirements will be detailed on the tender documents

The estimated total value of the contract is £1800000

The estimated contract volume is 120000mobs

The anticipated contract start date will be 1st April 2015 to be completed by 31st March 2019

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Martin Macpherson 07776225315 (martin.macpherson@forestry.gsi.gov.uk ) no later than 5st December 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact invernessrossskye@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   or the admin team on 01463791575  no later than12:00  5TH December 2014

Tender documents will be sent out to all bidders who have expressed an interest after the 5th December 2014.

RE-ADVERTISEMENT FOR AN INVITATION TO TENDER FOR DRAIN BLOCKING AT NETHER BRACCO FOREST AND CARNWATH MOSS SCOTTISH LOWLANDS FOREST DISTRICT

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for drain blocking with felled conifer material, waste peat, constructed peat dams and composite dams in two lots one at Nether Bracco Forest (25Ha) near Caldercruix and the other at Carnwath Moss (56 Ha) near Carnwath.  This is part of a project to restore lowland raised bogs on the National Forest Estate during 2014/15 and both sites are bogs with peat in excess of 6m depth.

The estimated total value of the contract is £53,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 19th November 2014 to be completed by 13th March 2015.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Katie Lockhart, katie.lockhart@forestry.gsi.gov.uk,  by noon on 10th November

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Katie Lockhart, katie.lockhart@forestry.gsi.gov.uk, no later than 12 noon on 10th November 2014, with Tender returns by 12 noon on 13th 2014.

CRUSHING AT LONGBEDHOLM QUARRY FOR STTF ESKDALEMUIR BYPASS RE-SURFACING STONE DUMFRIES & BORDERS FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the crushing of high specification re-surfacing stone from a blasted stockpile at Longbedholm quarry, near Beattock.

The estimated total value of the contract is £55,000

The contract start date will be 14th November 2014 to be completed by 28th November 2014

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Katie Barnsley on 01387 860247 or procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 4.00p.m. on Monday 3rd November 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 4.00p.m. on Monday 3rd November 2014

FRAMEWORK FOR DELIVERING GROUND PREPARATION/ENVIRONMENT CONTRACTS WITHIN THE HIGHLAND OPERATIONAL AREA.

The Forestry Commission is inviting bids from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for inclusion in a Ground Preparation/Environment Framework. This Framework is divided into 5 lots and will operate throughout the Highland Operational Area.

Work to be offered will in the main be associated with Ground Preparation and Environmental Reinstatement, however other work will not necessarily be excluded.

We will only include contractors who can demonstrate the experience, technical ability, qualitative and quantitative outputs and reliability coupled with cost effective pricing to provide delivery of works specified in the Tender Documentation

The Tender Documentation will provide information on geographical areas, job specifications and examples of site types that successful bidders may be expected to work on.

The total value of this Framework agreement over the entire period including any extension options will be in the region of £1,000,000 to £3,000,000.

Tenderers should note that at least 50% of the above mentioned value is subject to the availability of external funding.

The amount of work to be offered from this Framework cannot be guaranteed due to the nature of our programme requirements and availability of external funding. It is however expected that a minimum of 50 Hectares of Ground Preparation will be offered on an annual basis.

The anticipated Framework start date will be 28th November, 2014.
The Framework will end 4 calendar years after the actual start date unless specified by FC.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Procurement.nhigh@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 4th November, 2014.

Tender documents will be available from 14th October, 2014. These can be obtained from procurement.nhigh@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

The closing date for applying for tender documentation is 4th November, 2014.
The closing date for tender submissions is 11th November, 2014 at 13:00 Hrs.

THREE YEAR CONTRACT FOR CHEMICAL TREATMENT OF TREES THROUGH THE ELECTRODYN TREATMENT PLANT WEST ARGYLL FOREST DISTRICT

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the chemical treatment of 1.5 – 2million trees per year for three years, through the Electrodyn Treatment Plant System at Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead, West Argyll Forest District during the main planting seasons from January to the end of April per annum.

The estimated total value of the contract over the three year period is £90,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 5th January 2015 to be completed by 30th April 2017

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact waprocurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 2pm 31st October 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact waprocurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 2pm 31st October 2014.

Please note the tender response deadline is the 4th November at Noon.

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR EQUALITY ACT IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN CAR PARKS, PATH CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS WORKS, TAY FOREST DISTRICT (HIGHLAND PERTHSHIRE BEAT)

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting tenders from qualified contractors for two car park and path construction/improvement jobs.

The works are at Dalerb Picnic Site, Kenmore and Faskally Wood, Pitlochry.

Dalerb: Preparation of, then resurfacing of car parking area, construction of path to picnic area to comply with Equality Act (formerly DDA) specifications.

Faskally: Repair, renovate and upgrade paths with particular regard to surfacing, gradients and cross-slopes to meet with Equality Act (formerly DDA) requirements. Resurface car parking areas.

Bidders will be able to bid for 1 or both lots of work which are detailed within the tender documentation.

The estimated total value of the contract is £60,000.00

The anticipated contract start date will be late November 2014 to be completed by 27th February 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Tay Forest District no later than 31st October 2014

Tay Forest District, Inverpark, Dunkeld, PH8 0JR Tel 01350 727284 Tay.FD@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

To request tender documents please contact the District Office via email Tay.FD@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 12 noon on 31st October 2014.

5 YEAR MEDIUM CONTRACT GROUND PREPARATION, DRAINAGE & ATV CONSTRUCTION IN COWAL & TROSSACHS FOREST DISTRICT WEST BEAT
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for Ground Preparation, ATV Track Construction and Drain Installation in Cowal & Trossachs Forest District - West Beat.  The majority of work will be from April 1st- December 31st.
All yearly programmes are to be completed by 31st December of the proceeding year.
Average Ground Preparation per year – 104 ha

Programme detailed outlined. FCS may remove/change sites from programme due to financial/programme reasons.

Site visits for 2015-2016 programme will be on Wednesday 29th October 2014 09.00 – 16.00. Meeting place will be Glenbranter Forest Office, Strachur, Dunoon, Argyll, PA27 8DJ.
Bidders who fail to attend the site visit on Wednesday 29th October 2014 will not be eligible to tender any further.

The estimated total value of the contract is £500,000

The estimated contract volume is:
Average Ground Preparation per year – 104 ha over 5 year period.

The anticipated contract start date will be Wednesday 1st April 2015 to be completed by 31st December 2020.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Simon Hirst no later than Friday 21st November 2014

To apply:-
Express your interest and request tender documentation via email to simon.hirst@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than Friday 17th October 14.00hrs

INITIAL RHODODENDRON CONTROL IN THE
SCOTTISH LOWLANDS FOREST DISTRICT
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the initial control of Rhododendron ponticum at four sites (Devilla, Lochshaw, Newbattle and Auchlochan).
Lot 1: Devilla (102 ha)
Lot 2: Devilla and Lochshaw (81 ha)
Lot 3: Newbattle and Auchlochan (16.2 ha)
Rhododendron is to be controlled using two methods. Both cut stump with spraying, and stem injection. Cut material will be burnt or chipped on site. Chemical will be provided by the Forestry Commission.
The estimated total value of the contract is £40,000

The estimated total net contract volume is

Lot 1: Devilla (102 ha)
Lot 2: Devilla and Lochshaw (81 ha)
Lot 3: Newbattle and Auchlochan (16.6 ha)

The anticipated contract start date will be 14th November 2014 to be completed by 31st March 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Katie Barnsley no later than 12:00 on 16th October 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Katie Barnsley on 01387 860247or procurement.dumbor@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 12:00 on the 16th October 2014.
Note the closing date for submissions is 23rd October 2014, at noon.

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