Contract for Design and Build of Tree Nursery Facilities

Contract for Design and Build of Tree Nursery Facilities

It is the intention to consolidate all our covered growing facilities at the Lobslack site, extending the area and amalgamating the 32 tunnels now at Old Pale into one large, multispan structure.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Horticultural and nursery products

2015/S 018-028479

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Forestry Commission
620 Bristol Business Park
For the attention of: Alan Harrison
BS16 1EJ Bristol

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Lobslack Nursery Development.

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


NUTS code UK

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)

Please go to to download the tender documentation.

We intend to award a contract for The Design and Build of Tree Nursery Facilities.

This procurement follows a Prior Information Notice that was published in the Official Journal of the European Union reference 2014/S 203-358712.

The Forestry Commission’s Delamere Nursery currently has two sites, Lobslack and Old Pale, where tree seedlings and cuttings are grown in polytunnels. Each site has approximately 1.2 ha under polythene, in a variety of different sized tunnels. It is the intention to consolidate all our covered growing facilities at the Lobslack site, extending the area and amalgamating the 32 tunnels now at Old Pale into one large, multispan structure; modernising and upgrading the facilities in the process.
In addition, as part of business sustainability, there will be rainwater harvesting from the roof of the structure into a purpose-built lagoon. The lagoon is not part of this tender.

Before the return date, tenderers are invited to have a site visit so that they can complete their submission. Site visits will take place for 2 weeks from the 2.2.2015 and tenderers should contact Alan Harrison at

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 203-358712 of 22.10.2014

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

24.2.2015 – 16:00
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

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
Silvan House, Corstorphine Road
EH12 7AT Edinburgh

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
12 Great George Street
SW1P 3AD London

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: