Contractor Opportunities

The Trust is a dynamic and aspirational organisation at the forefront of environmental thinking and practical conservation in the UK today

Westcountry Rivers Trust has a number of big projects that may need the services of external contractors.

Our aim is to recruit locally and employ companies that have a strong ecological ethos.

Current opportunities...

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Fish Passage Improvements - clarification update added (03/03/2020) - further update added 26/03/2020 - latest update added (14/04/2020) - Award Notice (18/06/2020).

Award Notice – 18 June 2020

Contract Opportunity for the construction of a Fish Passage Improvement

St Neot River, Fowey Catchment, Cornwall

Through the Water for Growth Project, the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) will seek to improve stocks of migratory fish such as salmon and seatrout in the rivers Camel and Fowey.

Funded by the European Union Structural Development Fund and in partnership with the Environment Agency, Natural England and South West Water, we will look to improve upstream and downstream fish passage, improve in river and bankside habitat, improve spawning habitats with the aim to increase numbers of juvenile salmon and seatrout.

The project is about improving Cornwall’s ‘natural capital’ (the rivers and their associated plants and animals) and in return encourage and facilitate a responsible and sustainable exploitation of this natural capital in the form of angling.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to undertake the proposed fish passage easement at Craigshill Wood Gauging Station, located in Cornwall on the River St Neot which is part of the River Fowey catchment. The works include the extension of the existing weir glacis and wingwalls and the provision of a Fish Brush fish passage system.  The structural design of the proposed glacis extension by the appointed contractor is also required.

It is anticipated that the works can be undertaken within the 2020 in-river work window which closes at the end of September.

The consents required for the works are currently being sought.  The undertaking of the works is subject to all consents being secured.

WRT is under an obligation to ensure compliance with EU principles of transparency, equality and non-discrimination. As such, WRT is conducting a formal open tender process in which all bidders will be treated equally, with no discrimination and through a transparent process.

Set out below are the Tender Documents:

UPDATE 14 April 2020

Craigshill Wood Tender Update April 2020

UPDATE 26 March 2020

Craigshill Wood Tender Update March 2020

UPDATE: 

C23Craigshill_NECShort

Craigshill_TENDER UPDATE (1)

Craigshill 05 Section and Details RevA

Craigshill Survey – please visit contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/22448c68-c168-406e-9a99-a2b5b4b05747?p=1 to access

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Project Information

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station ITT

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Photo Record

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Construction Method Statement

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station Designer’s Risk Assessment

WRT Biosecurity Protocol

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 01 Site Location Plan

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 02 Site Block Plan

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 03 Existing Layout

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 04 Proposed Layout

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 05 Section and Details

Craigshill Wood Gauging Station – drawing 06 Proposed Temporary Works

Fish Brush Assembly 2020

Craigshhill NEC3 ECSC

Ashford Weir Fish Passage Improvements - 9 June 2020 - CLOSED

Contract Opportunity for the construction of a Fish Passage Improvement

River Fowey, Cornwall 

Through the Water for Growth Project the Westcountry Rivers Trust will seek to improve stocks of migratory fish such as salmon and seatrout in the rivers Camel and Fowey. 

Funded by the European Union Structural Development Fund and in partnership with the Environment Agency, Natural England and South West Water, we will look to improve upstream and downstream fish passage, improve in river and bankside habitat, improve spawning habitats with the aim to increase numbers of juvenile salmon and seatrout.

The project is about improving Cornwall’s ‘natural capital’ (the rivers and their associated plants and animals) and in return encourage and facilitate a responsible and sustainable exploitation of this natural capital in the form of angling.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to undertake the proposed fish passage easement at Ashford Weir, located in Cornwall on the River Fowey. The works comprise the construction of a brick and timber pre-barrage fish passage easement and eel pass. 

It is anticipated that the works can be undertaken within the 2020 in-river work window which closes at the end of September.

The consents required for the works are currently being sought.  The undertaking of the works is subject to all consents being secured.

WRT are under an obligation to ensure compliance with EU principles of transparency, equality and non-discrimination, as such WRT is conducting a formal open tender process in which all bidders will be treated equally, with no discrimination and through a transparent process.

Set out below are the Tender Documents:

Ashford Project Information

Ashford Weir ITT

Ashford Weir NEC3 contract template

Ashford Weir Photo Record

Ashford Weir Arboricultural Method Statement

Ashford Weir Designer’s Risk Assessment

WRT Biosecurity Protocol

Ashford Weir – WRT drawing 01 Site Location Plan

Ashford Weir – WRT drawing 02 Site Block Plan

Ashford Weir – WRT drawing 03 Detailed Site Location Plan

Ashford Weir – WRT drawing 04 Arboricultural Plan

Ashford Weir – Topographical Survey

To download the Ashford Weir drawings below, simply click for a larger image and then right click and save as:

 This opportunity can also be seen online at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search by searching Ashford Weir

Proposed Removal of Keybridge Weir - 24 June 2020 - update added (3/7/2020)

Proposed Removal of Keybridge Weir

Contract Opportunity for the Assessment and Project Development for the removal of Keybridge Weir – De Lank River, Cornwall

Through the Water for Growth Project the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) will seek to improve stocks of migratory fish such as salmon and seatrout in the rivers Camel and Fowey. 

Funded by the European Union Structural Development Fund and in partnership with the Environment Agency, Natural England and South West Water, we will look to improve upstream and downstream fish passage, improve in river and bankside habitat and improve spawning habitats with the aim to increase numbers of juvenile salmon and seatrout.

The project is about improving Cornwall’s ‘natural capital’ (the rivers and their associated plants and animals) and in return encourage and facilitate a responsible and sustainable exploitation of this natural capital in the form of angling.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to undertake the Assessment and Project Development required to facilitate the removal of Keybridge Weir located in Cornwall on the De Lank River. The works seek to remove the weir to allow the re-naturalisation of this section of river.   

WRT is under an obligation to ensure compliance with EU principles of transparency, equality and non-discrimination, as such WRT is conducting a formal Open Tender process in which all bidders will be treated equally, with no discrimination and through a transparent process.

Update 3 July

Geomorphology Review

Keybridge Assessment Clarifications

Set out below are the Tender Documents:

Keybridge Project Information

Keybridge Weir ITT

Keybridge Weir NEC3 contract template

Keybridge Weir Information Sheet

Keybridge Weir Photo Record

WRT Biosecurity Protocol

This opportunity can also be seen online at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search by searching Keybridge Weir.