Contract for Continuous Cover and Conventional Thinning Operations

Contract for Continuous Cover and Conventional Thinning Operations

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the supply of timber harvesting thinning operations in Grizedale Forest main block and Low Dale Park.

United Kingdom-Ambleside: Forestry services

2015/S 111-201494

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Forestry Commission
For the attention of: Grainne Devlin
LA22 0QJ Ambleside

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Electronic access to information:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: forestry
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Contract for Continuous Cover and Conventional Thinning Operations.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services


II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for the supply of timber harvesting thinning operations in Grizedale Forest main block and Low Dale Park. The contract will also include scope for small scale clearfell operations as well as some skidder work and respacing of regeneration. In some areas the thinning work required must be carried out according to the Continuous Cover Forestry approach.
It is the purpose of this tender to secure a qualified, capable and high quality contractor resource.
Our intention is to award this contract for a period of 3 years.
The annual production quantity is dependant on FC budget requirements and is likely to be in the range of 4 000 to 7 000 tonnes per annum.
The work will vary from first thinning of conifer crops to variable intensity thinning of large dimensioned stands. The successful bidder is required to show how they can efficiently work stands of widely varying tree size.
There is also variation in terrain with wet areas, areas of soft ground with associated low levels of brash, areas of steep ground, and rocky outcrops will figure prominently throughout the duration of the contract.
Please express your interest in this tender to Gráinne Devlin at the Grizedale office.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.8.2015 – 16:00

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Forestry Commission — Head of Procurement
231 Corstorphine Road
EH12 7AT Edinburgh

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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