Procurement and tender opportunities
Much of the work undertaken on the National Forest Estate in Scotland is carried out by suppliers, many of whom are small to medium enterprises or micro-businesses. We have a large, diverse contract portfolio that supports all areas of our business, including:
- Land management, including operations such as ground preparation, planting, fencing and forest road building
- Community and visitor services such as recreational path building and survey work
- Business support services and goods from office cleaning or training to stationery and fleet
As a public body, we strive to deliver best value for money for the taxpayer in compliance with Procurement Legislation. Further information on how we'll achieve this can be found within our Organisational Procurement Strategy (PDF 365KB).
How do I provide goods, services and works to FES/FCS?
Details of our tendering opportunities can be found at Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) by searching for 'Forestry Commission' in the 'Search for Buyers' tab.
All of our high value tenders are advertised on this site and potential bidders are encouraged to register for free. Registering will give you access to a large number of high and low value public contract opportunities across Scotland; not just those advertised by the Forestry Commission.
We also use the PCS Quick Quote facility to invite quotes for low value goods, works and services, however we can only invite those that are registered; so if you think you'd like to be involved, please register on PCS, ensuring to complete your profile. Guidance on registration can be found in our PCS Supplier Guidance (PDF 6.3MB).
Tenders over £50000 will be advertised on PCS, but will be processed through PCS-Tender. Find out more in our PCS-Tender Guidance (PDF 6.5MB).
Additional information for Scottish SMEs or third sector organisations that are interested in working with the public sector can be found on the Supplier Development Scotland website.
We have a number of standard sets of terms and conditions of contract. For Works contracts we primarily use industry standard contracts such as NEC3. All of our conditions can be tailored if a specific contract requires it, and for more complex contracts we may use alternative/bespoke contracts.