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United Kingdom-Norwich: Weed-clearance services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc
Section II: Object
Vegetation Cutting and Clearance of Public Rights of Way and Trails Framework
The Council is looking to establish a multi-provider framework for the cutting and clearance of vegetation and tree management for its public rights of way and trails network. Successful applicants will be appointed to the framework agreement to provide these services in accordance with the service specification, together with the documents making up the contract. The framework will consist of 2 lots as follows:
Lot 1: Vegetation cutting and clearance: this lot is subdivided into smaller geographical areas. Due to the nature of the countryside contractors will be expected to be able to carry out the contract delivery regardless of the terrain. This means that contractors will need to have the ability to carry out works across boardwalks, by river banks, on flood banks and in protected landscapes;
Lot 2: Reactive tree management: this lot covers any tree works required on the rights of way and trails network e.g. dealing with windblown and fallen trees.
Vegetation Cutting and Clearance
This lot is subdivided into smaller geographical areas, which have been measured for a total distance to allow applicants to provide a cost of cutting per geographical area for the purpose of direct award. Each contract area is made up of a combination of trails and public rights of way. Due to the nature of the countryside contractors will be expected to be able to carry out the contract delivery regardless of the terrain. This means that contractors will need to have the ability to carry out works across boardwalks, by river banks, on flood banks and in protected landscapes.
Reactive Tree Management
This lot covers any tree works required on the rights of way and trails network e.g. dealing with windblown and fallen trees across the trails network All work will be awarded via further competition.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council's e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles. Once registered you will be able to see the procurement project under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the In-tend support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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