Arboriculture Services (Non-PFI)
Birmingham City Council
Published date: 21 September 2021
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Contract summary
• Tree-clearing services – 77211300
• Tree-cutting services – 77211400
• Tree-maintenance services – 77211500
Location of contract
B4 7WB
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
21 September 2021
Closing date
21 October 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
1 April 2022
Contract end date
31 March 2027
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Restricted procedure (OJEU)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

The Council wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of non-PFI tree maintenance. The Council has approximately 736,000 trees within its tree stock on land which it is responsible for. All the trees require periodic surveys to determine the required level of maintenance and to ensure that any emergency works are carried out to ensure that the Council adheres to its legal obligations. This procurement relates to the maintenance of the tree stock in the North of the City only (Perry Barr, Hodge Hill, Ladywood, Sutton Coldfield and Erdington constituencies).

The Council’s requirement for arboriculture services is wide ranging. The list below has been provided as an indicative list of some or all of the services that will be required under the framework agreements. Actual work will be dependent on tree inspections carried out by the Council’s tree officers and the subsequent issue of a work order.

? Young Tree Maintenance
? Formative Pruning
? Maintenance of Guarding, Support and Irrigation Systems
? Epicormic Growth Removal
? Crown Lifting
? Crown Thinning
? Crown Reduction
? Crown Reduction – Obstacles
? Conservation Deadwood
? Deadwood
? Crown Clean
? Pollard
? Aerial Inspection
? Ivy -sever at base
? Bracing ? Tree Felling
? Silvacultural Felling
? Trees in Close Proximity to Watercourses
? Extraction
? Coppicing
? Re-coppicing
? Stumps Removal
? Habitat Sticks
? Stump Treatment
? Root Pruning
? Lamp Column/Sign Clearance
? Hedge Reduction
? Tree Surveys
? Tree Planting

The framework agreement will be for five (5) years .

The Framework will follow the restricted procedure. Bidder’s must be successful at the selection questionnaire stage (SQ) in order to be admitted to the tender stage (ITT).

The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access and submit your details to register which will enable you to download all relevant Selection Questionnaire (SQ) documentation.

If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at: or call CPS Helpdesk on 0121 464 8000.

Your completed SQ submission should be returned by 12:00 noon on 21st October 2021 via the ‘In-tend’ system

More information
·         Tender Notice
·         Additional information on how to apply for this contract
Additional text
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Delivery Notes


Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Andrea Webster
10 Woodcock Street
West Midlands
B4 7WB
United Kingdom
0121 464 4726

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