Provide Tree Condition Surveys to Environment Agency

Provide Tree Condition Surveys to Environment Agency

Contractors are required to tag and survey the condition of trees, with regard to public safety, at sites which the Environment Agency has a responsibility to maintain. 

Contract summary

Industry

Agriculture and Food

Location of contract

PE2 5ZR

Value of contract

£100k

Published date

07 September 2017

Closing date

15 September 2017

Contract start date

20 November 2017

Contract end date

23 November 2018

 

Description

Approximately 170 sites along the Anglian navigable waterways: This includes the Stour, Great Ouse, Nene, Ancholme, South Forty Foot Drain, and Welland & Glen river systems across Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Suffolk.
Contractors are required to tag and survey the condition of trees, with regard to public safety, at sites which the Environment Agency has a responsibility to maintain.

Initially via a desk exercise, the Contractor will establish the need for, and then prioritise and conduct site visits in accordance with Operational Instruction 362_09. Once a site visit has been undertaken the Contractor will be required to provide a report on the number and condition of trees at each particular EA site, and in a format which can be directly input into our Asset Information Management system (AIMS).

The key element of this contract is to carry out tree condition surveys. Depending on findings during a visit, contractors may be asked to carry out emergency limb removal or felling in order to manage/minimise any immediate risks to the public, but otherwise any recommendations for remedial works are to be contained in the Contractor’s report.

Suppliers must be able to provide evidence of competencies, training and certification to carry out such works.
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Timescales:
Tender period: Tendering activity w/c 18th September 2017. Approximate notification of award would be end of October 2017. Commencement of works mid-end of November 2017 but will be agreed prior to contract award.

Project delivery by: All sites assessed within 5 months following award of contract.

Key Skills: Specialist Tree Surveyors, qualified chainsaw operators, competent ground workers.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Clare Monaghan

Address

The Environment Agency, Sapphire House East, 550 Streetsbrook Road
Solihull, West Midlands,
B91 1QU
England

Telephone

020847 45614

Email

clare.monaghan@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

Other information

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

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