Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council under the care of the Councils Urban Forestry Unit Ground Care Services deals with the inspection and maintenance of the Councils tree stock.
This work is primarily on highways parks and open spaces although they do carry out work on all other Council land where trees are located at the request of the Land Manager.
Additional work is undertaken for Sandwell Homes within the gardens of tenanted homes and sheltered accommodation Sandwell Leisure Trust Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Cultural Services Sandwell Education Authority and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Highways Maintenance.
The Council does not assist with work on trees located on private land unless it is deemed to be dead diseased or dangerous.
All trees that fall under the ownership or management of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council are protected.
Therefore it is illegal for anyone other than instructed and approved tree surgeons to prune fell or carry out any form of works to these trees.
For this purpose the Council has identified its requirement to establish a Framework Agreement appointing suitably qualified and experienced Contractors.
Responsive service delivery will be required to undertake identified reactive and planned maintenance and arboricultural services relating to trees and shrubs which fall under Sandwell. Metropolitan Borough Councils ownership or management on an as and when required basis within the Borough of Sandwell.
The Framework Agreement will include but not limited to provision of the following tree maintenance services and arboricultural services.
Tree pruning tree cutting tree clearing tree maintenance hedge cutting pruning crown reduction tree removal felling sectional dismantling crane assisted tree removals stump removal. stump chemical treatment associated waste removal large shrub removal emergency call out make safe 24 hour response arboricultural advice and tree surveys.
The Council shall determine on an individual project basis throughout the term of this Framework Agreement which particular Services it shall require from time to time based on those Services identified in the Councils Invitation to Tender.
If the Council decides to source services through the Framework Agreement then it may Call Off services those as covered within the schedule of rates submitted as part of the tender submissions in accordance with the terms laid down in the Invitation to Tender.
Standard service Call Off appointments will be awarded utilising the criteria set out in the Framework Agreement which the successful Contractors will be required to complete should they be appointed under this Tender.
In the event of the Council identifying additional tree maintenance services and arboricultural services not yet identified or covered within the schedule of rates submitted as part of the tender submissions in accordance with the terms laid down in the Invitation to Tender the Council will open competition to all successful Tenderers under the Framework Agreement.
Additional service CallOff Contracts will be awarded utilising the criteria set out in the Framework Agreement.
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Procurement Services Sandwell Council House
For the attention of: Lisa Poole
B69 3DB Oldbury
Telephone: +44 1215693815
General address of the contracting authority: www.sandwell.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.sandwell.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Contract value: No contract value provided
Published: 22 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 4 Mar 2013
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