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UK-Telford: Forestry management services.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952384328, Email:
Contact: Dave Scrimgeour
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKG21
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5) Main activity:
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: Management and Maintenance of Lightmoor Wildlife Site
Reference number:
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
77231000 - Forestry management services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
Management and Maintenance of Lightmoor Wildlife Site for a period of 25 years under a Lease. To follow the Management Plan and provide day to day site maintenance and management, to create and maintain footpaths/tracks in good repair and condition, conserve and safeguard the land¿s flora and fauna to encourage, secure and maintain existing and new habitats, preserve any surviving archaeological and industrial remains on the land, to manage the land in furtherance of the objects set out in the Management Plan. Manage any grazing on site by way of Licences. Promote local interest and support, and engage local businesses both physically and financially. Set up and encourage local user groups from all walks of life to use the site, arrange and run activity days to encourage use and interest in the site. Advertise the site locally and further afield as appropriate. Promote the site and activities in the organisations newsletters, flyers and web site.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 570,000 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
92534000 - Wildlife preservation services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UKG21 - Telford and Wrekin
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Range between £550,000 - £600,000 for the duration of the lease
This is a voluntary Notice to advertise the Meet the Buyer event and is a separate process from the tendering activity which will take place at a later date. This is a Schedule 3 service and will be procured via the Light Touch Regime.
Provisional timetable as follows:

Meet The Buyer Event ¿ Wednesday 28 September 2016
Issue Contract Notice and Invitation to Tender ¿ Thursday 1 December 2016
Tender closing Date ¿ Tuesday 10 January 2017
Evaluation, Presentations, Moderation and Approval process ¿ Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Tuesday 24 January 2017
Notification of intention to award ¿ Tuesday 24 January 2017
Voluntary Standstill period ¿ Tuesday 24 January 2017 ¿ Friday 3 February 2017
Expected date of Contract Award ¿ Monday 6 February 2017
Contract commencement ¿ 1 April 2017

The Council reserves the right to vary or alter the process and timescales herein, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
II.2.14) Additional information
You are invited to a Meet The Buyer event Weds 28.09.16 to learn more and give your views. ½ hr appts will be available to meet Officers from the Council¿s Estates & Investments and Procurement teams. Attendance will not guarantee short-listing at a later stage of the process. If you would like to attend please contact Carol Reid by Friday 16.09.16 01952 384335 and an appointment will be made.

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
To view this notice, please click here:
GO-2016817-PRO-8643813 TKR-2016817-PRO-8643812

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 17/08/2016

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