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From 1st April 2015 all Forestry Commission tender adverts relating to England or GB Wide contracts will be placed on the Contracts Finder website.  Contracts Finder is the UK Government’s web platform for all government contract opportunities.  Forestry Commission adverts placed on or after 1st April 2015 can be viewed via Contracts Finder – click here to be redirected to Contracts Finder.

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT (DOMINO) CONSULTANCY INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the development and maintenance of its website and its various bespoke Content Management systems. Both the website and CMS have been developed in-house since 2000 on an IBM Domino platform.

This contract applies to the www.forestry.gov.uk website, specifically the England, shared services and Forest Research sections. It excludes the Forestry Commission Scotland website scotland.forestry.gov.uk and third parties.

The estimated total value of the contract is in the region of £100,000 over 4 years. The contract will be awarded for two years with options to be renewed annually for another two (2 + 1 + 1)

The anticipated contract start date will be 04/05/2015 to be completed by 03/05/2017 but could be renewed annually for another two years (03/05/2019)

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Helene Cornu (helene.cornu@forestry.gsi.gov.uk) no later than 23rd March 2015

To apply:-

  • Express your interest via email to helene.cornu@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 23rd March 2015 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 by the same date.

ITT.doc  ITT.pdf

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR ARBORICULTURAL SERVICES IN SUPPORT OF PLANT HEALTH OPERATIONS
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a framework agreement for the supply of Arboricultural Services in England in order to facilitate a rapid response to potential outbreaks of tree pest and diseases to include presentation of timber for sampling, eradication or containment purposes.  The tender is subdivided into 10 geographic lots to cover the whole of England.

The estimated total value of the contract is £1,000,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 6th April 2015 to be completed by 5th April 2019.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact:
Plant Health Team, Forestry Commission England plant_health_england@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 13.00 on 2nd March 2015

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact
Plant Health Team, Forestry Commission England
plant_health_england@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 13.00hrs on 2nd March 2015

SECURITY SERVICES THAMES BEAT (ESSEX AND KENT)
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a four year security services contract for 11 community woodlands in the Thames Beat area, covering South-East Essex and Kent.

Work includes regular and on-request services, including car park locking & unlocking, site patrols, site response visits, car park charging enforcement and 24 hour public phone call administration.

The contract has been split into two lots, and bidders may submit tenders for one or both lots:
 
Lot 1 – Thames Chase Community Forest, South-East Essex
Lot 2 – Jeskyns Community Woodland, Kent

The estimated total value of this contract over four years is £121,150 - £151,050.

Lot 1 - £84,600 - £110,550
Lot 2 - £36,550 - £40,500

The contract will cover 11 sites in two distinct geographical areas; the estimated volume of work is:

Thames Chase Community Forest, Essex: Ten sites making up 407ha
Jeskyns Community Woodland, Kent: One site of 147ha and office building at Shorne Woods Country Park

The anticipated contract start date will be Friday 1st May 2015, to be completed by 30th April 2019. 

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Clare Rowley no later than 12:00 on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

To apply:-
• Express your interest via email to clare.rowley@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 12:00 on Wednesday 4th March 2015 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 by the same date.

GRASS CUTTING AND LITTER-PICKING AT SALCEY FOREST, GRASS CUTTING AT FINESHADE & WAKERLEY WOODS – INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a contract in 3 lots:
Lot 1. Cutting the grass around the visitor centre and main trails at Salcey Forest
Lot 2. Litter-picking the 2 main car parks, wood entrances and lay-bys at Salcey Forest
Lot 3. Cutting the grass around the visitor centre and main trails at Fineshade and Wakerley Wood.

The total estimated value of the contract over the 3 year period is £50,000

The anticipated contract start date will be Wednesday 1st April 2015

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Jim Smith, 07771 813064  jim.smith@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 14:00 on 3rd March

To apply:-
• Express your interest via email to jim.smith@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 14:00 on 3rd March, 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 by the same date.

PURCHASE OF STANDING CIVIC CHRISTMAS TREES IN NORTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT


The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the Purchase of Standing Civic Christmas Trees

The work includes all of the following:
• Finding and tagging of all individual Civic Christmas Trees
• Obtaining a grid reference of all individual Civic Christmas Trees
• Felling of all tagged Civic Christmas Trees
• Extraction by the safest and most appropriate method of all Civic Christmas Trees
• The despatch of all Civic Christmas Trees

The anticipated contract start date will be 12th April 2015 to be completed by 11th April 2018

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact russell.collins@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  no later than 16th  March 2015

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact russell.collins@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 16th March 2015 at 12 noon

DIRECT PRODUCTION HARVESTING
NORTH ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders from suitably experienced and competent contractors to harvest to roadside timber from clearfell sites in Wark Forest in one lot over a 5 year period.

The estimated total value of the contract is £2,500,000

The estimated contract volume is in the region of 230,000 tonnes

The anticipated contract start date will be 13 April 2015 to be completed by 13 April 2020

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact Peter Berry no later than 16 March 2015
01434 220242
pete.berry@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact Peter Berry no later than 5pm 16 March 2015
01434 220242
pete.berry@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT BARRIER SYSTEM AT DALBY FOREST, NORTH YORKSHIRE
INVITATION TO TENDER

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a Traffic Management Barrier System. We require a system for Dalby Forest which captures traffic movement at both entrances with various methods for allowing access and various options for payment which is all linked to CCTV and ANPR technology. This system must be able to network across a large rural site to allow easy entry/egress at either end of the road. We also require that all barriers and pay stations are linked by intercom to a remote monitoring location (visitor centre/mobile/FC office).

The system will have back office reporting capabilities to allow the importing and interrogation of data relating to, but not exclusively, vehicle numbers, length of stay, payment option use.

The estimated total value of the contract is £150,000

The anticipated contract start date will be May/June 2015 to be completed by July 2015 with an agreed maintenance schedule in place after that.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact alison.leyshon@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 1pm on 25th March 2015

To apply:-

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY MANAGING THE NATIONAL ONLINE FOREST SHOP, NATIONAL OFFICE

Forestry Commission England is offering an opportunity for a partnership to develop and manage an online Forestry Commission Shop, which provides an overarching, national web-based retail experience.

We wish to offer to the market a three-year opportunity with the possibility of further three year terms depending on performance. Annual break points and performance reviews will be incorporated into the agreement.

We are looking for partners who will provide a high quality customer experience, which enhances our brand. In addition, we’re looking for partners who can provide new business opportunities, attract new audiences and ultimately new income streams to the Forestry Commission.

As this is a web-based shop, we would need a partner who has experience in the creation and provision of digital promotional platforms, as well as customer relations and retail management. In addition, they will need to be able to source shop products in line with our key activities, campaigns and organisational objectives, provide fulfilment and proactively identify promotional opportunities. The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with our Marketing and in-house Design team to optimise sales and ensure brand alignment.

The anticipated partnership start date will be Spring 2015

To express your interest in this business opportunity and receive further details about the tender process please contact Suzanne van Maurik on suzanne.van.maurik@forestry.gsi.gov.uk, or +44 (0)7500954298 (mobile)  no later than 0900hrs 27th February 2015

SSSI WETLAND RESTORATION WORKS IN THE NEW FOREST
FRAMEWORK NO: 304/HLS/15/1114

We will be awarding framework agreements for SSSI Wetland Restoration Works in the New Forest, part of the South England Forest District.
Our intention is to award 3 Framework Contracts to deliver the programme of SSSI restoration work for a period of 4 years from the 5th May 2015.

The typical works will include:
• Meander restoration
• Bed level raising / partial drain infill and narrowing using hoggin/rejects
• Bed level raising / partial drain infill and narrowing / drain infill using heather bales
• Complete drain infill
• Debris dam creation
• Ford construction

For the first year of the contract a total of 7 Works Packages have been designated at the following locations:-
1) Harvestslade, 2) Amberslade & Broomy Inclosure, 3) Pondhead, 4) Cowleys, 5) Picket Mire, 6) Corbets Hat Mire, Woodcrates Mire, 7) Longbeech Mire.
Please refer to the ITT documents for specifications: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/BEEH-9SLG4S

There will be two Bidder Briefing Dates  on the 23rd & 24th February 2015. The closing date and time for enquiries is on Thursday 5th March 2015
Tender Return Date is on Monday 9th March 2015 at 13:00h.

The estimated total value is £3,640,000

The anticipated contract start date will be 5th May 2015 to be completed by October 2019.

For further enquiries regarding this contract please contact contract.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk no later than 5th March 2015

To express your interest and to request tender documents please contact contract.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 16:00 hours on 5th March 2015
OR
To apply:-
• Express your interest via email to contract.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
no later than 16:00 hours on 5th March 2015 so we can contact you should there be any relevant questions and answers which arise regarding the tenders; and
Download the Invitation to Tender and relevant ITT documents by the same date from: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/BEEH-9SLG4S