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Last Updated: 15 May 2024

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
Corporate Supplies and Services Corporate Signage and Furniture Collaborative Call-off - Late 2024
Fleet Telematics Collaborative Call-off - Early 2024
Manual Forest Operations FLS-0057-FW Fencing Install and Supply Open Tender 04/09/23 Early 2024
Mechanised Forest Operations FLS-0036-C Mechanised Ground Preparation Operations Open Tender 25/09/23 Early 2024
Mechanised Forest Operations FLS-0072-C Timber Haulage 2024 Open Tender 05/03/24 Early 2024
Nursery Supplies and Services C0225 Plant Supply (Including Cell-Grown) Open Tender 02/10/23 Early 2024
Roading and Infrastructure Geotechnical Works Open Tender Early 2025 Mid 2025

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 01/11/2019

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 Buildings Maintenance Services Open Tender Early 2025 Mid 2025
Buildings Cleaning of Buildings Open Tender Early 2024 Mid 2024
Buildings Galvanised Lifting and Storage Crates Open Tender Mid 2024 Late 2024
Corporate Supplies and Services Digital Marketing Collaborative Call-Off - Early 2024
Corporate Supplies and Services Public Relations Collaborative Call-Off - Mid 2024
Corporate Supplies and Services Records Storage Collaborative Call-Off - Late 2025
Digital Digital Transformation and Analysis Collaborative Call-Off - Early 2024
Digital Electronic Records Management System Open Tender Late 2024 Early 2025
Digital Cloud VDI Collaborative Call-Off - Mid 2024
Digital Software Value Added Reseller (SVAR) Collaborative Call-Off - Early 2024
Digital eFin Licensing Renewal Collaborative Call-Off - Early 2024
Digital IT Desktop Devices Collaborative Call-Off - Early 2024
Fleet Harvester and Forwarder Machinery including Parts & Servicing Open Tender Early 2024 Early 2024
Fleet Car Hire Provision Collaborative Call-Off - Mid 2024
Fleet CAPES Leases Collaborative Call-Off - Mid 2025
Manual Forest Operations Deer & Other Wildlife Management (Preliminary Market Consultation) TBC TBC TBC
Manual Forest Operations Planting, Grounds Maintenance & Vegetation Management Framework Agreement Open Tender Mid 2024 Late 2024
Manual Forest Operations Woodland Creation Open Tender Late 2024 Mid 2025
Mechanised Forest Operations Harvesting Open Tender Mid 2024 Late 2024
Mechanised Forest Operations Steep Ground Harvesting Open Tender Mid 2024 Late 2024
Mechanised Forest Operations Mechanised Ground Preparation Framework Open Tender Mid 2024 Late 2024
Mechanised Forest Operations Chainsaw Operations Open Tender Early 2024 Mid 2024
Nursery Supplies and Services Plant Haulage Open Tender Mid 2024 Late 2024
Nursery Supplies and Services Seed Collection (Including Aerial), Extraction, Seed Treatment, Seed Testing & General Nursery Labour Framework Open Tender TBC TBC
Nursery Supplies and Services Supply & Delivery of Plant Protection Products (Pesticides): Acetamipirid Open Tender Early 2025 Mid 2025
Nursery Supplies and Services Treated & Non-Treated Tree Bags (or Alternative More Sustainable Options) Open Tender Late 2024 Early 2025
Office Supplies and Services Car Park Cash Collection Collaborative Call-Off - Mid 2025
Roading and Infrastructure Drill and Blast Works and Explosives Supply Open Tender Early 2025 Early 2025
Waste All Waste including chemical, organic, general, sanitary, paper, WEEE, fly tipping and specialist waste etc. Open Tender Early 2024 Mid 2024

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 Operations FLS-0006-C Glenside Woodland Establishment February 2024 February 2024
Manual Forest Operations FLS-0005-C Lanehead Woodland Establishment February 2024 February 2024
Roading and Infrastructure FLS-111-C Low Loader Moves – West Region – West Argyll December 2023 December 2023
Roading and Infrastructure FLS-0037-F Low Loader Moves 2023 December 2023 December 2023
Digital SWAN 2 February 2024 February 2024
Nursery Supplies and Services FLS-0080-FW Tree Shelters and Associated Products April 2024 April 2024
Professional Services UKWAS Auditing 2024 -2029 May 2024 June 2024
Professional Services FLS-0058-FW Mensuration, Establishment and Other Related Surveys May 2024 May 2024    

 

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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