Framework for Forest Management Operations

Framework for Forest Management Operations

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a framework agreement covering the provision of a wide range of forest management operations.

United Kingdom-Coleford: Forestry services

2015/S 103-187494

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Forestry Commission
West England Forest District, Bank House, Bank Street
For the attention of: Stephen Eyres
GL1 8BA Coleford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: stephen.eyres@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.forestry.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Framework for Forest Management Operations (Cornwall, Savernake and Wyre).

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKK,UKG

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 12

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 12

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP

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

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a framework agreement covering the provision of a wide range of forest management operations. The work will be varied but may include:
All Lots
— Respacing,
— Small scale amenity planting including the use of tree guards and stakes,
— Beating up,
— Hand weeding,
— Brashing and cleaning,
— Mechanical weeding, strimming / brush cutting works,
— Clearance of scrub and trees along rides and in areas of open habitat,
— Dealing with windblown trees,
— High pruning with pole chainsaw and pole saw,
— Pesticide application,
— General site maintenance tasks (such as repair of post and rail fencing, rehanging gates, installing signs etc.),
— Collection and delivery of goods.
Lot 1 only
— Small scale tractor, winch and tractor forwarder work for instance assisting with multiple wind blow.
Lot 4 only
— Technical fencing (e.g. high tensile wire fences, temporary deer fences),
— Pre tariff plots and tariffing.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77200000, 77231000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There will be an option to extend the framework annually by up to a further 3 years, but not to exceed four years in total.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Cornwall

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77200000, 77231000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 160 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Bristol and Mendips

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77200000, 77231000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 80 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Wiltshire

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77200000, 77231000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 80 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Wyre Forest, Worcestershire

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77200000, 77231000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 80 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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

Open
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

317/004/16
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

10.7.2015 – 13:00
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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10.7.2015 – 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

If you are interested in bidding for this requirement please go to the Contracts Finder website https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder and download a copy of the tender documents. You should also express your interest to Pamela Wickenden (pamela.wickenden@forestry.gsi.gov.uk) by 1.7.2015 to allow us to notify you of any questions and answers about the tender.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

27.5.2015

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