Forestry Commission: GB-Edinburgh: 4-year 2nd cycle NFI Data Collection

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Notice Summary
Title: GB-Edinburgh: 4-year 2nd cycle NFI Data Collection
Notice type: Competitive Contract Notice
Authority: Forestry Commission
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Not applicable
Short Description: The Forestry Commission is releasing a tender for Forest Surveying. This work will form part of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) of Great Britain and will cover the final 4 years of the 2nd 5-year cycle of NFI field data collection. The work will be broken into manageable Lots distributed across GB. Data assessed includes, amongst others, tree mensuration data, habitat & NVC, social indicators and forestry operations. The 1st cycle of the NFI is completed and during that time surveyors have assessed ≈500,000 trees from almost 28,000 stands. See http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-9M8F6P for the Survey Manual and full details of the current assessments. The 2nd cycle intends to reassess approximately 10,000 1st cycle 1-ha sample squares with a further 5,000 new sample squares to be assessed. In addition to carrying out NFI data collection surveyors have also collected ad hoc data for surveys including St. Jude’s storm damage and Chalara fraxinea spread. Details and interim results can be found at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/inventory.
Published: 19/04/2016 11:15
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Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Edinburgh: 4-year 2nd cycle NFI Data Collection
2. Awarding Authority:
    Forest Research
    IFOS, Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH127AT, United Kingdom
    Tel. 0300 067 5138, Email: mark.lawrence@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
    Contact: Mark Lawrence, Attn: Mark Lawrence
3. Contract Type: Services
      Sub Type: Other services.

4. Description: Forestry management services. Forest inventory services. The Forestry Commission is releasing a tender for Forest Surveying. This work will form part of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) of Great Britain and will cover the final 4 years of the 2nd 5-year cycle of NFI field data collection. The work will be broken into manageable Lots distributed across GB.
Data assessed includes, amongst others, tree mensuration data, habitat & NVC, social indicators and forestry operations. The 1st cycle of the NFI is completed and during that time surveyors have assessed ≈500,000 trees from almost 28,000 stands. See http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-9M8F6P for the Survey Manual and full details of the current assessments. The 2nd cycle intends to reassess approximately 10,000 1st cycle 1-ha sample squares with a further 5,000 new sample squares to be assessed. In addition to carrying out NFI data collection surveyors have also collected ad hoc data for surveys including St. Jude’s storm damage and Chalara fraxinea spread. Details and interim results can be found at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/inventory.
5. CPV Codes:
   77231000 - Forestry management services.
   77231400 - Forest inventory services.

6. NUTS Codes :
   UKJ - SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND),
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: NFI2016
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category H: 100K to 500K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 03/06/2016 12:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
    Forest Research
    IFOS, Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH127AT, United Kingdom
    Tel. 0300 067 5138, Email: mark.lawrence@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
    Contact: Mark Lawrence, Attn: Mark Lawrence
   
12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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TKR-2016419-PRO-8085962
Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 04/07/2016
Period of Work End date: 03/07/2020
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no

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