Basildon offers tree maintenance contract

Basildon District Council is looking for up to 12 arboricultural contractors to join a tree maintenance framework.

Works of up to £520,000 in value will be available over the four-year framework.

The council is inviting tenders for two lots:

Lot 1 - covers emergency work and pruning and felling of trees with a stem diameter of up to 450mm.

The council said the ability to respond quickly in an emergency will be one of the key qualifying criteria for selection of contractors. All works will be in accordance with BS 3998.

Lot 2 - covers works to large trees - also in accordance with BS3998 - with a stem diameter of 450mm and over. Technical works will include tree pruning and felling and full or single-lane road closures.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 19 January 2009.

For further information, contact Basildon District Council at the Basildon Centre, St Martins Square, Basildon SS14 1DL.
Tel  01268 294339 or email

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