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Tender from NPWS to manage rhododendron at Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park via Pixabay

The rhododendron is preventing woodland regeneration, resulting in a poor age structure of the native woodlands within the park


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9 September 2021

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Detailed description:

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage (National Parks and Wildlife Service – NPWS) invites tenders for the provision of the works in relation to eradication/ management of rhododendron at Connemara National Park.

The proposed works are to occur in an area of c250 ha in total, and will be divided over five lots. Connemara National Park lies immediately southeast of the village of Letterfrack, Co. Galway. It covers approximately 2000ha. The park consists of mountain habitats, woodlands and rivers. Approximately 500 hectares of the park’s habitats have been infested with invasive Rhododendron Ponticum.

The rhododendron significantly prevents woodland regeneration resulting in a poor age structure of the native woodlands within the park and engulfs open mountain habitat as an invasive species.

Type of contract: Services

Contracting authority: Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Custom House, Dublin 1, Ireland Contact: William Cormacan

Response deadline: 17/09/2021 17:00:00 (Irish time)

CPV codes

77000000-0  Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

77100000-1  Agricultural services

77200000-2  Forestry services

77300000-3  Horticultural services

77340000-5  Tree pruning and hedge trimming

You can view and apply for this contract here.

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