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DARD - Replanting Services at Forest Service Sites 2013.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Dundonald House, Stormont Estate
For the attention of: Gareth Rennix
BT4 3SB Belfast

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
DARD - Replanting Services at Forest Service Sites 2013.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various sites throughout Northern Ireland.


II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This contract will cover restocking on sites:
- Post clearfelling;
- Post forest fires;
- Infill of naturally regenerated sites;
- Beat up of previous planted sites.
On the felled sites most of the timber is removed as part of a mechanical harvesting operation. Normally harvesting residues have been manipulated by a ground preparation operation such as mounding or brash-raking.
Burnt sites will have been prepared by mulching or brashing racks, some of these sites will be re-mounded.
The importance of correct tree spacing and future stock density is fundamentally important for the production of good quality timber from the tree crop planted. For conifers and hardwoods a stocking of between 2500 and 2800 trees per net hectare is considered necessary to promote good quality timber. The highest standard of plant handling and quality of planting will be uppermost with performance assessments.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 980 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Stephen Colhoun Ltd

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: