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02 Contract Notice

Pistenbulley Wetland Harvester Operation, Transport and Storage

  • First published: 01 March 2024
  • Last modified: 01 March 2024

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Published by:
Natural Resources Wales
Authority ID:
Publication date:
01 March 2024
Deadline date:
09 April 2024
Notice type:
02 Contract Notice
Has documents:
Has SPD:
Has Carbon Reduction Plan:


Framework contract for the supply of the services to operate, transport and store NRW’s South Wales Pisten Bulley Wetland Harvester machine CPV: 77000000, 45259000, 34113200, 16600000.

Full notice text

Contract notice

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales

Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road


LL12 0LB


Contact person: Cathryn Mackinlay

Telephone: +44 7929853740



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Pistenbulley Wetland Harvester Operation, Transport and Storage

Reference number: 108021

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Framework contract for the supply of the services to operate, transport and store NRW’s South Wales Pisten Bulley Wetland Harvester machine

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)




II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

South and West Wales

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NRW is seeking to award a framework for the supply of the services to operate, transport and store NRW-owned South Wales Pisten Bulley Wetland Harvester machine. Operation includes the mowing of various project sites around mid and south Wales and the daily/weekly upkeep and cleaning to ensure the effective and safe running of the machine. The purpose of the requirement is to enable NRW to carry out conservation mowing on various peatlands sites including transition mire or quaking bogs which demands very low ground pressure machinery.

A key site will be Crymlyn Bog SAC (East Swansea) where the PistenBulley machine will play a key role in the restoration works - the control of a dominant plant species: Purple moor grass (Molinea caerulea) along with some sedge and other biomass. The PistenBulley will also be used on other project sites across mid and South Wales to bring sites into better management, enabling sustainable grazing to resume.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000.00  GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 09/04/2024

Local time: 14:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted



IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/04/2024

Local time: 16:00



Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement Lead

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

A community benefit proposal must be provided in Section 10.1 - Part B – Bidders response. This is non-core it will not be scored as part of your tender submission, but it is required for a complaint bid.

(WA Ref:139508)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand




Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice



Commodity categories

ID Title Parent category
77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services Agriculture and Food
34113200 All-terrain vehicles 4-wheel-drive vehicles
45259000 Repair and maintenance of plant Construction works for plants, mining and manufacturing and for buildings relating to the oil and gas industry
16600000 Specialist agricultural or forestry machinery Agricultural machinery

Delivery locations

ID Description
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012 Gwynedd
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018 Swansea
1010 West Wales and The Valleys

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ID Description
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

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