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Last Updated: 10 October 2022

This page provides details of the Forestry and Land Scotland procurement pipeline, including:

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act requires Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) to produce a 2 year procurement pipeline, to provide potential suppliers with advance notice of future opportunities that may be offered in the marketplace, to assist with planning. FLS will always do its best to provide an accurate pipeline, however plans do and will change from time to time and this page will receive regular updates to reflect any changes that occur. If you would like to find out more about the scope of any of these procurements please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Procurements in progress

The following procurements are underway. Where links have been provided within the ‘Project title’ column, these will take you to further information about these procurements, including how to tender, where applicable.

CategoryProject titleIndicative route to marketTenders closeExpected award
Buildings Building Compliance Works (Hard FM) Open tender Mid 2022 Late 2022
Corporate Supplies and Services Conference Organiser Consultant Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Mid 2022
Corporate Supplies and Services Pay by phone for parking Collaborative Call-off - Mini Comp Mid 2022 Mid 2022
Digital Network Lines Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Mid 2022
Digital Software Licenses Collaborative Call-off - Direct Award - Mid 2022
Digital Portfolio Management & Corporate System Collaborative Call-off - Direct Award - Mid 2022
Digital Multi Network SIM Voice and Data Services Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Late 2022
Digital  New Finance System ERP / MIP Competitive Procedure with Negotiation Mid 2022 Early 2023
Fleet Electric battery charging points – 3 phase 350 Kw – Fast charge Open tender Late 2022 Late 2022
Fleet Harvester and Forwarder machinery including parts Open tender Mid 2022 Late 2022
HR Services Lone working Open tender Mid 2022 Late 2022
HR Services Permanent Recruitment Solutions Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Mid 2022
Manual forest operations Forest management services and Invasive Vegetation Control   Mid 2022 Mid 2022
Mechanised forest operations Mechanised ground preparation services Open tender Early 2022 Mid 2022
Mechanised forest operations Harvesting and Extract Open tender Early 2022 Mid 2022
Mechanised forest operations Peatland Restoration Open tender Late 2022 Early 2023
Nursery Supplies and Services Plant Supply (including cell grown) Open tender TBC Late 2022
Office Supplies and Services Coveralls for Workshops Collaborative Call-off - Direct Award - Mid 2022
Office Supplies and Services Supply of fuel cards for business vehicles Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Mid 2022
Office Supplies and Services First Aid Automatic External Defibrillators Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Late 2022
Professional Services Estates Contract (multiple Specialisms) including Building Surveying Services Open tender Late 2022 Early 2023
Professional Services Legal Services Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Mid 2022
Professional Services Technical Training Framework Replacement Open Tender TBC Early 2023
Professional Services Energy survey/audits Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Mid 2022
Roading and Infrastructure Low Loader Moves Open tender Late 2022 Early 2023
Roading and Infrastructure Civil Engineering New Roads and Upgrades including maintenance  including North requirements Open tender Mid 2022 Late 2022
Surveys Environmental and Soils Surveys Open tender TBC Late 2022

Dynamic Purchasing Systems Currently Open

Our Dynamic Purchasing Systems remain open for eligible suppliers to join throughout their life. Further details about our DPS and how to apply are accessible from the links in the ‘Project title’ column below.

CategoryProject TitleLive
Manual forest operations Woodland establishment services across Scotland 1 November 2019

Planned Procurements

The table below shows the 2-year FLS procurement pipeline. FLS often carry out pre-market engagement in the form of a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to inform planned procurements. Links to any live PIN notices are below and potential bidders are encouraged to engage with PIN processes, which will help develop tender requirements. Where known, the expected route to market has been indicated. However, this may change as the tender strategy is developed and for some procurements, this is currently unknown.

CategoryProject titleIndicative route to marketAdvert expectedAward expected
Buildings Galvanised Lifting and Storage Crates Open tender TBC Early 2024
Buildings Concessions at various visitor sites Open tender Mid 2022 Late 2022
Corporate Supplies and Services Creative Services Collaborative Call-off TBC Late 2022
Corporate Supplies and Services Media Planning and Buying Collaborative Call-off TBC  Late 2022
Corporate Supplies and Services Digital Marketing Collaborative Call-off TBC Mid 2024
Corporate Supplies and Services Corporate Signage and Furniture Collaborative Call-off Late 2023 Late 2023
Corporate Supplies and Services Public Relations Collaborative Call-off TBC Mid 2024
Digital Electronic Documents and Records Management System To be confirmed Late 2022 Mid 2023
Digital SWAN Services and LAN Infrastructure for Scots Connection Collaborative Call-Off Early 2023 Mid 2023
Digital MFD & Plotters (WFPs) full contract Collaborative Call-off Early 2023 Early 2023
Digital Suggested slot for VME/Asset Management System including Telematics from Reserve if required. Open tender TBC Mid 2023
Digital Payment solution Open tender TBC Early 2024
Digital Efin Licensing Renewal Collaborative Call-off - Direct Award - Late 2023
Digital Mobile Voice and Data Services Collaborative Call-off TBC Early 2023
Digital Digital Transformation and Analysis Collaborative Call-off TBC Early 2023
Digital Asset Management Software (AMX) Collaborative Call-off TBC Mid 2023
Digital Learning Management System Collaborative Call-off TBC Mid 2023
Digital Mobile Client Devices (Laptops) Collaborative Call-off TBC Mid 2023
Digital IT Desktop Devices Collaborative Call-off TBC Late 2023
Digital  Itrent/HR/Payroll if required Collaborative Call-off TBC Late 2022
Fleet Vehicle Livery Collaborative Call-off Late 2022 Late 2022
Fleet Capital Vehicle Purchase (ULEV) Collaborative Call-off Early 2023 Early 2023
Fleet ATV/Quad Framework Open tender TBC Mid 2023
Fleet Supply of Oils and Lubricants Collaborative Call-off Late 2022 Late 2022
Fleet Supply of Bulk Fuel Collaborative Call-off TBC Early 2023
Haulage Timber and Plant Haulage Open tender Early 2023 Mid 2023
HR Services Employee Assistance Programme Collaborative Call-off Late 2022 Late 2022
HR Services Employee Benefits Collaborative Call-off Late 2022 Early 2023
HR Services Interim Staff Collaborative Call-off Early 2023 Early 2023
HR Services Psychometric Testing Collaborative Call-off Early 2023 Mid 2023
HR Services Relocation Services Collaborative Call-off TBC Mid 2024
Manual Forest Ops Fencing Supplies and Supply & Install Open tender TBC Mid 2023
Mechanised Forest Ops Responsive chainsaw operations Open tender Early 2023 Mid 2023
Nursery Supplies and Services Supply & Delivery of Plant Protection Products (Pesticides): Acetamipirid Open tender Early 2024 Mid 2024
Nursery Supplies and Services Seed Collection, Extraction & General Nursery Labour Framework Open tender TBC Early 2023
Office Supplies and Services General Office Supplies (inc IT Consumables) Framework Adoption - Late 2022
Office Supplies and Services Office Furniture Collaborative Call-off Late 2022 Late 2022
Office Supplies and Services Professional Printing Services Collaborative Call-off Late 2022 Early 2023
Office Supplies and Services GPC Card Replacement Collaborative Call-off Early 2023 Mid 2023
Office Supplies and Services Car Park Cash Collection Collaborative Call-off Mid 2023 Mid 2023
Office Supplies and Services First Aid Supplies Collaborative Call-off Late 2022 Late 2022
Roading and Infrastructure Engineering Consultancy Collaborative Call-off Mid 2022 Late 2022
Roading and Infrastructure Car parking Machines Open tender TBC Mid 2023
Roading and Infrastructure Drill & Blast works and explosives supply Open tender TBC TBC
Roading and Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance of Forest Road Bridges (Re-tender of FW) Collaborative Call-off Late 2022 Late 2022
Roading and Infrastructure Civil Engineering Roads Maintenance and Associated Services Open tender Mid 2022 Late 2022
Supply of plants and associated products Supply of tree bags for treated trees Open tender TBC Mid 2024
Surveys Mensuration Surveys Open tender TBC Late 2023
Surveys Lidar Aerial Surveys Open tender TBC TBC
Waste All Waste including chemical, organic, general, sanitary, paper, WEEE etc. Open tender TBC TBC

Procurements recently awarded

FLS has recently awarded the following contracts. Please use the links provided to view details of successful suppliers, contract values and other relevant information.

CategoryProject titleAward dateLive/Expected live date
Manual Forest Ops Deer Management Jun-22 Jun-22
Mechanised forest operations Ground Preparation and Mechanised Establishment Operations Jun-22 Jun-22
Digital Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) System Sept-22 Oct-22

Under consideration

The following table lists requirements that are under consideration for inclusion on FLS' procurement pipeline. These requirements are not yet approved for the pipeline.

CategoryProject titleProject timingNotes

Procurement processes and terms

The sections above refer to some legal procurement processes and terms. The notes below provide a short explanation of selected terms to assist understanding:

  • a Contract Notice is the online document that advertises the tendering opportunity
  • a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is an electronic procurement process where the Contract Notice remains open throughout the lifetime of the DPS, meaning that new suppliers can apply to join it at any time
  • a Framework Agreement is an agreement between one or more contracting authority and one or more supplier which establishes the terms under which call-off contract(s) can be put in place between the parties, during the period that the Framework Agreement is live. The Framework Agreement itself is not a guarantee of work
  • a Call-off Contract is an actual contract put in place by applying the terms of the Framework Agreement. FLS also use the term ‘call-off’ when referring to contracts let via a Dynamic Purchasing System
  • Non-competitive Action – Letting a contract without competition, used in exceptional circumstances when normal procurement rules cannot be followed.
  • where ‘open tender’ is stated below, FLS anticipate the tendering opportunity being advertised on Public Contracts Scotland for any and all potential bidders to apply
  • where ‘collaborative call-off’ is stated, this means FLS are unlikely to advertise the opportunity on the open market and instead anticipate use of an existing Collaborative Framework Agreement or Dynamic Purchasing System
  • where we have indicated a ‘Category’, this is the FLS category grouping that we have allocated to the procurement. This helps us route enquiries about particular procurements to the correct teams.
  • more information on procurement journey terms can be found here

Please note that this page does not provide details of any planned, low value Regional tenders below £50,000 for goods and services, or below £2,000,000 for works, which are run by invitation via the Public Contracts Scotland Quick Quote facility. This is a standard process used by public sector buyers to advertise low value/low risk procurement requirements.  You can read more about this process here.

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