Huge highway tree works tender up for grabs

A raft of highway tree works worth up to £10m have arisen from the Highway Soft Landscape Teams' Tree Safety Audits in Kent.

Kent County Council is seeking a contractor to carry out programmed and ad hoc tree maintenance works over a maximum eight-year period both on, and adjacent to the highway network, across the whole of the county (12 districts excluding Medway).

Tree maintenance lot includes:

  • removal of potentially hazardous trees and branches on both public and private property
  • removal of tree stumps and replacement tree planting.
  • service is provided primarily through programmed maintenance work with flexibility for additional ad-hoc provision.
  • additional provision for emergency tree clearance to supplement the primary 'Emergency Tree Works Contract' should extra resource be required during a declared emergency event.

Tree planting lot:

  • tree planting within the highway environment including regulatory replacement tree planting, and scheme/grant led planting
  • includes associated aftercare and young tree maintenance to ensure successful establishment.
  • tree size for highway planting is 'heavy standard' nursery stock ranging from 12-16cm girth
  • planting sites are a combination of both hard and soft surface environments.

The contract is scheduled to run from 1 September 2024 to 31 August 2032.

The deadline date for receipt of expressions of interest is 20 December 2023.

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