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Title: Nematode Application to Clearfell Sites 2022
Published by: Natural Resources Wales
Publication Date: 09/11/2021
Deadline Date: 15/12/2021
Deadline Time: 17:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: NRW is seeking to award a framework to cover the whole of Wales to provide Nematode Application to Clearfell Sites. The work will be carried out in the Forestry environment and will include the application of microscopic nematodes to clearfelled tree stumps on restock coupes in Wales, prior to restocking
CPV: 77200000, 03440000, 77231000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales

Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road


CF24 0TP


Telephone: +44 3000653000



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

Other: Government Sponsored body

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Nematode Application to Clearfell Sites 2022

Reference number: NRW

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

NRW is seeking to award a framework to cover the whole of Wales to provide Nematode Application to Clearfell Sites. The work will be carried out in the Forestry environment and will include the application of microscopic nematodes to clearfelled tree stumps on restock coupes in Wales, prior to restocking

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:

Operations have historically focussed around Mid and North Wales (Tywi, Hafren, Brechfa, Clocaenog), but may be expanded across Wales.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Forest Operations need to procure a service for 2 years, to support Nematode Application Operations throughout Wales. This operation is part of the NRW Integrated Pest Management strategy of Crop protection, to protect establishing crops from Hylobius weevil damage. The pine weevil Hylobius abietis is a common cause of mortality in young conifers used to restock forest sites after clearfelling, the service involves the application of nematodes for the biological control of weevil larvae.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

possible extension of 8 months

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: No

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: 15/12/2021

Local time: 17:00

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



IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/12/2021

Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information


1. Tenderers should register on the eTendering portal

2. Once registered, suppliers must express their interest as follows:

a. Login to the etendering portal.

b. Select ITT_91107

c. Select ITT's Open to all suppliers

d. Access the listing relating to the contract ITT: itt_91107 and view details.

e. Click on 'Express Interest' button in the 'Actions' box on the left hand side of the page.

3. Once you have expressed your interest, the ITT will move to 'My ITTs', where you can download and where you can construct your reply as instructed.

4. For any support in submitting your expression of interest, please contact the eTendering helpdesk on 08003684852 or at

(WA Ref:57550)

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

(WA Ref:115635)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

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


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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
77231000Forestry management servicesServices incidental to forestry
03440000Forestry productsForestry and logging products
77200000Forestry servicesAgricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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