Invitation to tender for the control of Japanese Knotweed

Invitation to tender for the control of Japanese Knotweed

Invitation to tender for the control of Japanese Knotweed at various locations in Galloway 2013. Controlling Priority Invasive Species and Restoring Native Biodiversity.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
WORKS

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Galloway Fisheries Trust

CIRB, Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate,

Newton Stewart

DG8 6ND

UK

Neil Dalrymple

+44 1671403011

mail@gallowayfisheriestrust.org

+44 1671402248
http://www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate,

Newton Stewart

DG8 6ND

UK

Neil Dalrymple

+44 1671403011

+44 1671402248
http://www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Galloway Fisheries Trust

CIRB, Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate,

Newton Stewart

DG8 6ND

UK

Neil Dalrymple

+44 1671403011

mail@gallowayfisheriestrust.org

+44 1671402248
http://www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Invitation to tender for the control of Japanese Knotweed at various locations in Galloway 2013

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Controlling Priority Invasive Species and Restoring Native Biodiversity

Invitation to tender for the control of Japanese Knotweed at various locations in Galloway 2013.

Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT) in conjunction with Scottish, Northern and Southern Irish Partners has secured funding to allow the control of priority invasive non-native riparian plants and the restoration of native biodiversity (CIRB). The project is part-financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme. GFT’s project will deliver the strategic and systematic control of invasive non native species (INNS) (plants) where they occur along riparian margins in Galloway. Commencing in 2011 and ending in 2014, this control will immediately halt the spread of these plants and thereafter quickly reduce their potential to spread to other areas.

The target species are Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) herein referred to as JK. JK occur widely throughout the UK. Rivers act as a transport mechanism for invasive plants distributing vegetative material from which the plants reproduce. JK is categorised as highly invasive, rapidly out competing native species thus reducing biodiversity. Its potential to rapidly dominate riparian margins requires that any effort to control or eradicate the species follows a planned and systematic approach. This project will deliver environmental benefit while supporting strategic cross-border co-operation for a more prosperous region and improve access to services to enhance the quality of life.

To deliver the planned control, GFT will engage suitably qualified contractors through an annual competitive tendering process in accordance with INTERREG IVA procurement requirements ensuring transparent and fair competition with the aim of achieving value for money.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=269762.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

189999 other Environmental Services
241211 Services – Weed Control

170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

1. Location of target control areas

1.1.1 Luce

Area 1. The control areas includes both banks of the main Water of Luce

Area 2. In addition to the main Water of Luce, control should also be carried out on the Lady Burn

This is a total area of 11,200m2 of Japanese Knotweed to be controlled on the Water of Luce.

1.1.2 Fleet

Area 3. The control areas includes both banks of the main Water of Fleet

This is a total area of 3,700m2 of Japanese Knotweed to be controlled on the Water of Fleet.

The area of control will include riparian margins, extending to riverbank, bank tops, riparian woodland, footpaths and agricultural land where applicable, all as detailed on the attached maps.

1.2 Timing of works to be undertaken

GFT estimates the below man days and request the following control method. Control should commence in July/August and be completed by the end of October (exact timings to be agreed with GFT). This is an estimated maximum amount of days and the actual days required to complete work may be less than total below.

River Man Days Control Method

Luce 30 – 8 hour man days Combination of Spray and Injection

Fleet 25 – 8 hour man days Combination of Spray and Injection

ESTIMATED TOTAL 55 man days

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Only tenders that satisfy the following pre-selection criteria will progress to scoring:

(1) Qualifications of team: Those employed in the management and supervision of the control of invasive weeds is required to produce documentation confirming their PA6AW certification at tender submission at tender submission.

(2) Certificates: Health and Safety, Liability Insurance to be produced at tender submission.

(3) Demonstrated successful delivery of control of the target species. Validation of past performance in the application of plant protection products is required and contractors must include supporting evidence at the time of submission including details of all relevant control work (When, where and who was the employer) along with details of a referee and/or include a reference. N.B. previous employers may be contacted prior to appointment.

(4) Tender submissions must be submitted in the required format.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

GFT/LF/2013

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
05-07-2013  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 15-07-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:269762)

5.2

Additional Documentation

INTERREG Cover Sheet Document A 2013 – RE TENDER 2
INTERREG Tender 2 Document C (LF) 2013 RE TENDER 2

5.3

Publication date of this notice

25-06-2013