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CLEARANCE OF NATURAL REGENERATION OF WOODY SPECIES ON OPEN HABITATS IN THE NEW FOREST
(SOUTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT)

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for clearance of natural regeneration of woody species on Open Habitats (including thrown open inclosures) in the New Forest (South England Forest District). Our intention is to award Framework Contracts for a period of 3 years.
The work is divided into 10 lots. Lots 1-7 should be worked in Year 1 and/or Year 2 (between October 2014 and end March 2015, and September 2015 and March 2016) as a lump sum basis. Lot 8, 9 and 10 are for the duration of the contract (Years 1-3) on a daily rate basis.

A maximum of 6 contractors per lot will be awarded this framework agreement.

A bidder briefing day, including site visits, will be held on the 11/09/14 at 10:00 h; Location: Queen’s House, Lyndhurst SO43 7NH.

We advise to attend the briefing day.

The total estimated value of the framework agreements for all the lots over the entire period including any extension options will be in the region of £459,500

Tenderers must clearly state in their submission which lots they are bidding for.  The Forestry Commission reserves the right to award any combination of the lots to contractors.

LOT No Specification Estimated Value
Lot 1 Durhill –Year 1 and/or Year 2. Lump sum £17,000
Lot 2 Millerford and Turf Hill - Year 1 and/or Year 2. Lump sum  £32,000
Lot 3 Milkham - Year 1 and/or Year 2. Lump sum  £9,000
Lot 4 Pitts Wood - Year 1 and/or Year 2. Lump sum  £1,500
Lot 5 Highland Water & Knightwood - Year 1 and/or Year 2. Lump sum  £60,000
Lot 6 Markway - Year 1 and/or Year 2. Lump sum  £45,000
Lot 7 Ipley - Year 1 and/or Year 2. Lump sum  £25,000
Lot 8 Brush Cutting - nat regen from open habitats in the New Forest (some of the sites will be Dunces Arch, Milkham, Markway, Longdown, Marchwood and Dibden): Years 1-3; - Daily Rate (8-hour man/day).               £50,000
Lot 9 Chainsaw Work - nat regen from open habitats in the New Forest (some of the sites will be Dunces Arch, Milkham, Markway, Longdown, Marchwood and Dibden): Years 1-3;– Daily Rate (8-hour man/day).              £200,000
Lot 10 Tractor and Swipe / Flail several sites across the New Forest – Daily Rate (8-hour /day for operator and machine):
- Scrub vegetation Years 1-3         
- Road edge vegetation management  Years 2-3 £20,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 16/10/14 to be completed by 31/12/17.
Break points are available within the Framework Contract at the end of Year 1 and Year 2, at which time we will decide on whether the Framework Contract will continue.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Sonia Lorenzo Martín (HLS Contract Manager): sonia.lorenzo-martin@forestry.gsi.gov.uk and Lucy Andrews (HLS Works Supervisor): lucy.andrews@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  (no later than 15/09/14.)

To apply:-
• Express your interest via email to contact Sonia Lorenzo Martín (HLS Contract Manager): sonia.lorenzo-martin@forestry.gsi.gov.uk and/or Lucy Andrews (HLS Works Supervisor): lucy.andrews@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 16:00h on 15/09/14 so we can send you the contract maps and tender documents. We can contact you should there be any relevant questions and answers which arise regarding the tenders; and
Download the attached Invitation to Tender documents (including Appendix 1) by the same date Maps could be collected from our main office in Lyndhurst or we can send them to you.

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) FOR CLEANING OF VISITOR FACILITIES AND OFFICE SPACES AT GRIZEDALE, WHINLATTER AND GISBURN FORESTS

We will be awarding a contract for the cleaning of the visitor facilities and offices at
• Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ, 
• Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW
• Gisburn Forest Hub at Stephen Park, Dalehead, Slaidburn Lancashire BB7 4TS

The estimated total value of the contract is £160,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 20th October, 2014 to be completed by 20th October, 2017

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact david.lowe@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 12 noon 15th September 2014

To apply:-
• Express your interest via email to david.lowe@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 12 noon 15th September 2014 so we can contact you should there be any relevant questions and answers which arise regarding the tenders and send you the relevant TUPE information; and
• Download the attached Invitation to Tender and supplementary documents

PRE PLANT CHEMICAL TREATMENT OF NURSERY TRANSPLANTS, NORTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT, INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for Framework contract to carry out the insecticide treatment of nursery transplants using the Forestry Commission’s Electrodyn Conveyor Systems.

Operations will be carried out using the pair of Forestry Commission machines located near Falstone, Northumberland.
All work will be carried out between beginning January and early May annually (This may be extended if planting is delayed by periods of bad weather). Time is of the essence in delivering this contract.

Contract will be for 3 years on a 1+1+1 basis.

The estimated total value of the contract is £80,000.00.

The anticipated contract start date will be 15th December 2014 to be completed by 30th May 2017. The contract will be for 3 years on a 1+1+1 basis.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Ian Green no later than 3rd September 2014 ian.green@forestry.gsi.gov.uk 01434 221 002

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Ian Green no later than 12:00 Noon 3rd September 2014 ian.green@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  or
Ian Green 
North England Forest District
Eals Burn
Bellingham
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 2HP

FOREST MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS, NORTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT

The Forestry Commission is inviting tender to carry out a range of Forest Management operations associated with restocking of both coniferous and broadleaf species. The range of operations will include:- restock planting, beating up, insecticide top up spraying, herbicide spraying, erection of tree shelter/guards, deer fence removal and a range of other competency/non competency based operations.

There are 12 lots based on geographical location and operational requirement.  The lots are varied in size and requirement and give potential interested parties a number of options in relation to their capabilities and available skill resource.

The estimated total value of the contract over the entire period is £2.7 million.  Each lot will be awarded for a four year period on a 2+1+1 basis.  Individual lots range in estimated annual value from £50k to £500K.

The anticipated contract start date for the first year of the contract will be 27th October 2014 to be completed by 21st October 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Chris Slater, chris.slater@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

To request tender documentation please contact Joanne Murray, joanne.murray@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 10th September 2014.  Tenders should be returned to the address below no later than 15th September 2014 at 12 noon.

Forestry Commission
Forest District Office
Eals Burn
Bellingham
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 2HP

PRE-HARVESTING CHAINSAW WORK
NORTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT
INVITATION TO TENDER

Forestry Commission England requires chainsaw work to be carried out on direct production timber harvesting sites within the main block of Kielder Forest, North England Forest District.

The estimated total value of the contract is £350,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 29th September 2014 to be completed by 28th September 2019

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact enquiries.northern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 12.00 noon 20th August 2014

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact enquiries.northern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 12.00 noon 20th August 2014

NORTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL CONSTRUCTION
KIELDER WATER & FOREST PARK, NORTHUMBERLAND

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for construction and maintenance of single track mountain bike trails within Kielder Water & Forest Park.

The work will require tracked plant to move stone material onto site and make repairs to drainage and trail running surface. Work will include creation of mtb trail features such as berms.

The estimated total value of the contract is £38,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 15th September to be completed by 31st March 2017

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact alex.maclennan@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 12 noon 20th August 2014 

To apply:-
• Express your interest via email to alex.maclennan@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than  5pm on 20th August 2014 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 to Quote by 20th August 2014.

SCRUB CLEARANCE ON THE RINGWOOD AND WAREHAM BEATS OF THE SOUTH FOREST DISTRICT

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for Scrub Clearance on two sites across two beat areas of the South England Forest District. The tender is divided into two lots, for viewing and more details of the sites please contact the following people:
Lot 1 Ringwood Beat approximately 2.1ha contact Mike Abraham on 07884233728
Lot 2 Wareham Beat approximately 5.7ha contact Graham Nottage on 07818015992
Tenderers may submit tenders for individual lots or for all of them

The estimated total value of the contract is in the region of £9,000 - £12,000

The total area to be cleared of scrub is approximately 7.8ha

The anticipated contract start date will be 26th September 2014 to be completed by 31 January 2015.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please e-mail Contract.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Contract.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 12 noon on the 15th August 2014

To apply:
Contact us so we can send you the ITT documents and maps no later than the 15th August 2014 ; and
Send us an email to confirm this  so we can contact you should there be any relevant questions and answers which arise regarding the tenders; and
• Complete and return your submission to the address below no later than 14:00 h on the 21st August 2014.

CAR PARK MAINTENANCE, FRISTON FOREST AND ABBOT’S WOOD, EAST ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for car park maintenance in Friston Forest and Abbot’s Wood, East Sussex, to carry out daily duties including opening and closing of the car parks, litter picking and cleaning of toilet facilities on site. The service is required 365 days a year

The estimated total value of the contract is £75,000 - £90,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 1st October 2014 to be completed by 30th September 2017

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact ian.bromley@forestry.gsi.gov.uk tel. 01622 783005 no later than 14th August 2014

Download tender forms before 14th August and submit before the deadline of 21st August 2014 at 12:00

RAKE AND BURN CONTRACT SOUTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for rake and burn operations at various locations throughout the South Forest District.

Harvesting debris on site is to be rake into heaps and all heaped material is to be burnt. Some sites will require the area to be levelled and stumps buried or burnt. The tender is split into five lots based on location.

  • Lot 1 – Wareham 46.3 ha 
  • Lot 2 – South Downs 11.7 ha
  • Lot 3 – Chiddingfold 4.2 ha
  • Lot 4 – New Forest 20 ha
  • Lot 5 – Micheldever 1.2 ha

Bidders may submit tenders for individual lots or for all of them as detailed on the invitation to tender

The estimated total value of the contract is between £62,000 and 72,000

The estimated contract volume is 83.4 ha

The anticipated contract start date will be 08/09/2014 to be completed by 30/01/2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact contract.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 14.00 on the 15/08/2014

To apply:-

  • Express your interest via email to contract.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 14.00 on the 15/08/2014 to request documents
  • Complete and return your submission to the address below no later than 14.00 hrs on the 20/08/2014

Forestry Commission, The Queen’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH

HAND TREE PLANTING WORKS (UNDER PLANTING) EAST ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for hand planting using bare root & containerised plants. 

Site visits can be arranged by contacting Establishment Forester.

The estimated total value of the contract over the first year period , will be in the region of £15,000 to £20,500.

The anticipated contract start date will be between Monday 3rd November 2014 and Monday 5th January 2015 subject to available plants, to be completed by Tuesday 31st March 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Brian Greenacre (Establishment Forester) no later than Friday 1st August 2014

Email: brian.greenacre@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   Phone: 01842 810271

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Brian Greenacre no later than 2.00pm on Friday 12th September 2014.

ITT.doc   ITT.pdf   Health & Safety

HAND TREE PLANTING WORKS (BEATING UP) EAST ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for hand planting using bare root & containerised plants.

Site visits can be arranged by contacting Establishment Forester.

The estimated total value of the contract over the first year period , will be in the region of £18,000 to £24,000

The anticipated contract start date will be Monday 3rd November  2014 to be completed by Tuesday 31st March 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Brian Greenacre (Establishment Forester) no later than Friday 12th September 2014

Email: brian.greenacre@forestry.gsi.gov.uk   Phone: 01842 810271

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Brian Greenacre no later than 2.00pm on Friday 12th September 2014.

ITT.doc   ITT.pdf   Health & Safety

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR TICKET AGENTS

Primary ticket agents for our Live Music programme

Interested parties will be considered on a number of factors, including:
- Database size
- Sales experience relevant to our product (genre)
- Geographical area served
- Credit history
- Ability to use FC ticket stock (no e-tickets)
- Stance on the secondary sales market

Decisions will be made depending on opportunities available, which may be limited by existing ticket agents. Please note there is a maximum number of agents we are able to work with at any one time so opportunities may not always be available.  For further information on the Live Music programme see www.forestry.gov.uk/music
Expressions of interest in this work can be made at any time by contacting boxoffice@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ARE INVITED FOR COMMERCIAL MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS

Forestry Commission England are continually looking for commercial marketing partnerships and sponsorship that meet our marketing objectives.

We have a range of events that can be sponsored and we are happy to talk to companies and organisations about innovative ways to promote the Forestry Commission and our sites to their customers.

Our objectives are:
- Inform people about the Forestry Commissions work
- Raise awareness of Forestry Commission sites, events, activities and membership
- Raise awareness of the importance of trees, woods and forests

We have recently worked with companies to promote our forest and activities via their Websites and Apps. We would be interested in hearing about other similar opportunities.

Expressions of interest in this work can be made at any time by contacting marketing@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

FELLING AND CLEARANCE OF PHYTOPHTHORA AFFECTED TREES
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST      

Forestry Commission England is inviting expressions of interest for contracts to undertake the initial cutting of tree crops affected by Phytophthora ramorum.
The work is to comply with felling notices that will be issued as and when diseased areas are confirmed. As yet there is no information about the final size or value of the clearance programme.
Under the Plant Health Act, Forest Enterprise is currently required to cut an as yet unknown area of predominantly larch crops in the South West, and North West of England to various deadlines up to April 2015.  The contracts will be to fell or clear young crops, to ensure that the trees cannot spread the disease.  Further working of the felled trees (conversion, extraction, stacking, etc) may be included.  Once felling notices are issued, the work areas will be tendered in several different sized Lots according to geographic, crop and terrain features.
We anticipate tendering work in Lots that will generally be in the range of £5.000 - £50,000.  The number of Lots is as yet unknown.
Commencement dates will be as soon as possible after contracts are awarded.  Time will be the essence of the contracts with full completion expected by the date agreed with the successful bidder.
For further enquiries regarding this work (or to express an interest in tendering in due course) please contact the following;
For work in the South West please contact Nick Best on 01392 834216 or e-mail nick.best@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
For work in the North West please contact Dave Woodhouse on
01434 221008 or e-mail david.woodhouse@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
If you have already responded to our previous notices for Phytophthora felling work in the South West of England and you are now interested in the work further North, please let Nick Best know and he will arrange for your details to be passed on.