Rural Swathe, Visibility & Hedge Cutting
Kent County Council
Published date: 23 August 2021
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

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Contract summary
Industry
• Horticultural services – 77300000
Location of contract
England
Value of contract
£3,200,000
Procurement reference
KENT001-DN565197-65305103
Published date
23 August 2021
Closing date
21 September 2021
Closing time
12pm
Contract start date
1 April 2022
Contract end date
31 March 2027
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Negotiated procedure
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Yes
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
No

Description
This service requirement is for the programmed maintenance of the highways soft landscape asset with flexibility for additional ad-hoc provision and may include the following works on rural roads:

• Swathe cutting
• Visibility splays cutting
• Rural hedge cutting
• Conservation / wildflower / SSSI verge cutting
• Vegetation clearance and washing of road signs
• Vegetation cutting of off-road cycle paths

The contract is divided into three lots as below:

• Lot 1 – Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells (West)
• Lot 2 – Maidstone and Ashford (Mid)
• Lot 3 – Swale, Canterbury, Thanet and Dover (East)

This opportunity will primarily service KCC HT&W owned assets. There may also be the need to carry out works on privately owned assets in order to ensure highway safety. This type of work has the potential to be recharged through existing KCC processes.

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

About the buyer
Contact name
Milly Massy
Address
Invicta House
Maidstone
ME14 1XX
United Kingdom
Telephone
+44 3000422036
Email

Website
http://www.kent.gov.uk

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