C0203 Ground Preparation and Mechanised Establishment Operations

A Tender Notice
by FORESTRY AND LAND SCOTLAND

Source
Find a Tender
Type
Contract (Services)
Duration
35.5 month
Value
£32M-£32M
Sector
ENVIRONMENT
Published
23 Dec 2021
Delivery
To 15 Jan 2025 (est.)
Deadline
31 Jan 2022 12:00

Concepts

Location

Scotland: Region: East Sub region: North Lot Description: Moray and Aberdeenshire West

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers

1 buyer

Description

Forestry & Land Scotland (FLS) undertakes ground preparation on Scotland’s National Forest and Land (SNFL) to establish new tree crops, maintaining the volume of timber brought to market and enabling woodland creation. The aim of this contract is to provide ground preparation and mechanised establishment and tending services to a high quality, in a safe, sustainable and cost effective manner. FLS also deliver a programme of Peatland restoration services. Small elements of peatland works on areas that are parts of coupes may be required over the contract term. Peatlands are found in both the lowlands and the uplands. The size and location of peatland varies according to geology, terrain and climate.

Lot Division

1 Central belt, Fife and Stirling
  • Value: £2M

Region: Central Sub region: East Lot Description: Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

2 Cowal, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and Stirling
  • Value: £2M

Region: Central Sub Region: South Lot Description: Central belt, Fife and Stirling

3 Moray and Aberdeenshire West
  • Value: £2M

Region: East Sub region: North Lot Description: Moray and Aberdeenshire West

4 Moray and Aberdeenshire
  • Value: £2M

Region: East Sub region: Central Lot Description: Moray and Aberdeenshire

5 Tay
  • Value: £2M

Region: East Sub region: South Lot Description: Tay

6 Caithness, Sutherland, Lairg, Dornoch and Easter Ross
  • Value: £2M

egion: North Sub region: North Lot Description: Caithness, Sutherland, Lairg, Dornoch and Easter Ross

7 Strathspey, Inverness and Strathgarve
  • Value: £2M

Region: North Sub region: Central & East Lot Description: Strathspey, Inverness and Strathgarve

8 Wester Ross, Glen Urquhart, Glen Affric and Loch Ness
  • Value: £2M

Region: North Sub region: South & West Lot Description: Wester Ross, Glen Urquhart, Glen Affric and Loch Ness

9 Scottish Borders and East Dumfries & Galloway
  • Value: £3M

Region: South Sub region: East Lot Description: Scottish Borders and East Dumfries & Galloway

10 Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire and Arran
  • Value: £3M

Region: South Sub region: Central Lot Description: Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire and Arran

11 West Dumfries & Galloway
  • Value: £3M

Region: South Sub region: West Lot Description: West Dumfries & Galloway

12 Lochaber
  • Value: £3M

Region: West Sub region: North Lot Description: Lochaber

13 West Loch Awe, Glen Orchy, Lorne and Mull
  • Value: £3M

Region: West Sub region: Central Lot Description: West Loch Awe, Glen Orchy, Lorne and Mull

14 Kintyre, Knapdale and East Loch Awe
  • Value: £3M

Region: West Sub region: South Lot Description: Kintyre, Knapdale and East Loch Awe

Renewal Options

Initial 3 years + 2 x 12 month optional extensions.

Award Criteria

Quality 40
Cost 60

CPV Codes

  • 77300000 - Horticultural services
  • 77200000 - Forestry services
  • 77000000 - Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

Indicators

  • Restrictions apply to the lot award allocation.
  • This is a recurring contract.
  • Renewals are available.
  • Financial restrictions apply.
  • Staff qualifications are relevant.
  • Technical restrictions apply.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** FLS may modify the contract, irrespective of the monetary value of those modifications, within the scope permitted under Regulation 72 (1) of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, should Operational reasons require it. Actual requirements can vary due to changes in: Changes to Operational programmes due to: identification of a protected species on site e.g. eagle nesting; budget availability increasing or decreasing ground preparation requirements; plant health implications resulting in an increase in felling operations which may prompt the requirement for additional ground preparation services; Site availability; Requirements to increase or decrease fallow periods; Changes to Renewables Projects - planning permission for some Projects may not come to fruition – this would result in additional land bank that may require ground preparation services; Policy Changes - The current drive from Scottish Government to reduce the organisation’s land bank across the National Forest Estate may result in additional ground preparation work being required; Developing climate change emergency initiatives to increase carbon capture opportunities such as developing innovative procedures and methods to deliver ground preparation services in a way that reduces the impact on the environment. The FLS guide to PCS-T here: https://forestryandland.gov.scot/images/researchandresources/procurement/Procure... The Supplier Development Programme is available to assist Suppliers with public procurement including training events: https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/region/public-bodies-forestry-commission/ The Supplier Development Programme is holding a Bidder's day on 13th January 2022. Bidders are encouraged to attend. Details on this can be found here: https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/events/talking-tenders-with-forestry-and-land-scot... Bidders are encouraged to visit FLS sites to assist in submitting your tender. Please see the details on site visit in C0203 ITT Covering Letter, attached on PCS-T. The deadline for site visits is 19th January 2022. The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 20235. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343 The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason: It will be encouraged for prime contractors to advertise sub-contracting opportunities via PCS, however it will not be mandated as use of PCS to advertise sub-contracting opportunities is not intended to cut across supply chain arrangements that the prime contractor may already have in place. The PIN responses and sub-contracting pattern have evidenced an established sub-contracting network. Whilst it does represent best practice, use of PCS in this instance is unlikely to add any additional value and may delay mobilisation. Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: https://www.gov.scot/policies/public-sector-procurement/community-benefits-in-pr... A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows: Delivery of Community Benefits is mandatory for this contract. FLS is looking for a supplier who, in carrying out their obligations under this contract, will bring benefit to the local and broader Scottish community in compliance with FLS Requirement. The specific benefits which FLS expect through this contract are fully detailed in C0203 Evaluation and Award Criteria, uploaded within Supplier Attachments on PCS-T. (SC Ref:677367)

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