RSPB Forestry Tender

RSPB Forestry Tender

Forestry operations for the RSPB in Sutherland.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Forestry services

2016/S 110-195945

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland (RSPB Scotland)
Ground Floor, 2 Lochside View, Edinburgh Park
EH12 9DH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313174100
NUTS code: UKM61

Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: charity

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Forestry operations for the RSPB in Sutherland.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Various forestry operations including harvesting, mulch to recycle and mulching of brash-mats.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM61
Main site or place of performance:

Forsinard RSPB nature reserve.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Harvesting and mulching of standing coniferous trees and brash-mats in Dyke and Forsinain plantations, Forsinard RSPB.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 42
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/07/2016
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/07/2016
Local time: 10:00

RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, SG19 2DL.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at:

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:447644).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland (RSPB Scotland)
Ground Floor, 2 Lochside View, Edinburgh Park
EH12 9DH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313174100Internet
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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