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Tender: Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

Organisation: Environment Agency


Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Deadline: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – 12:00

Tender ID: 2014/S 143-257371

Name, addresses and contact point(s):

For the attention of: Carol Caddick
Environment Agency
P O Box 12, Richard Fairclough House, Knutsford Road
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 1925542916

Total quantity or scope:

It is anticipated a number of suppliers will be appointed to provide range of vegetation maintenance, arboreal, small scale landscaping and pest control services to support the Environment Agency flood risk management programmes across the North West, Yorkshire and North East of England. This contract will cover a rich diversity of urban and rural landscapes and require contractors to work in or near water courses, open water and coastal areas. The services required are expected to include but not limited to:

  • Grass, vegetation and in-river weed management using a range of methods.
  • Removal of vegetation debris from in-river structures.
  • A range of tree services including tree surgery, general maintenance and pruning.
  • Removal of storm damaged trees.
  • Pest and vermin control on riverbanks and other raised embankments.
  • Small scale landscape reinstatement including tree planting, seeding, grassing and maintenance.
  • Similar associated services as required.

The Framework is predominantly to supply the Environment Agency but suppliers may also be required to supply services directly to Natural England and other partner organisations under the same terms and conditions.

Suppliers must evidence their ability to provide a sustainable, robust and flexible service for the duration of the contract.

The framework will operate for up to a period of four years, including the optional extension periods stated. The Environment Agency does not guarantee the volume or value, or indeed that any services will be procured through this framework. Spend figures are estimated based on historic data and may fluctuate on the basis of operational need, government funding regimes or take up by other government clients.

Estimated value excluding VAT:

Range: between 8 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

This framework is for the provision of river corridor maintenance services, including incident response support, covering work on raised flood banks, river banks and in channel works. Services include vegetation and weed control; invasive species management; pest control; treeworks; minor landscaping and other related services.

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