Published date: 9 October 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 26 October 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products - 03000000

  • Repair and maintenance services - 50000000

  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

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

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

9 October 2020

Closing date

26 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 December 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type


Procedure type

Single tender action (non-OJEU)

A direct contract with a single supplier, without competition.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Stanley Ghyll is, "one of the finest waterfall ravines in the Lake District". ( The humid, sheltered conditions within the 10 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) protect a rich community of mosses, lichen, liverwort and notable rare ferns. Birker Beck, the waterfall and adjacent woodlands form the most important habitat for these plants in southwest Lakeland. The awe-inspiring landscape and unusual biodiversity motivated exploration en masse and Stanley Ghyll became a popular destination for tourism and artistic endeavour in the late Georgian and early Victorian eras.

Indeed, about this time, the property served as a nursery for the gardens of Muncaster Castle and the Victorian fascination with rhododendron saw the planting of many different species throughout the site. The common, invasive ponticum variety thrived in the steep sided gorge of Stanley Ghyll and in less than one hundred years, the property was a sprawling mass of densely packed, unchecked rhododendron growth; poisoning the soils, shutting out the light and the views and preventing the natural progression of the native species.

Please apply through The Chest

About the buyer

Contact name

Rec Cathey


Murley Moss Business Park Oxenholme Road


07990 603830


Closing: 26 October 2020, 12pm