The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for two lots of direct production (DP) mechanised harvesting in East England Forest District.
The work will be to present timber at roadside equivalent to 20000 m3OBS or 17600 tonnes per annum to fulfil the requirements of our long term contracts. The majority of the work is expected to be undertaken with purpose built machinery in a short-wood system. There will be a small element of motor-manual capability required to support this work.
Our intention is to award these contracts for a period of 5 years starting on 1st April 2015. There will be breakpoints in April 2018 and April 2019.
The estimated total value of each lot is between £1.25 million and £1.6 million.
The invitation to tender (ITT) document is on the main procurement page.
Relevant information can be seen within the listed appendix below:
Appendix 1 DP harvesting contract
Appendix 2 Product Specification
Appendix 3 Thinning Specification
Appendix 4 DP Contract Location Map
Appendix 5 DP Lot 1 Zone Map
Appendix 6 DP Lot 2 Zone Map.pdf
Appendix 7 Harvesting Site Safety Rules 2014
Please refer to Section 2.3 of the ITT.