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Applications are invited for verge mowing work in Carmarthenshire

CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL is calling for local businesses – small or large – to work alongside them to maintain roadside grass verges and hedges.

Businesses in Carmarthenshire are being encouraged to tender for verge mowing and strimming work across the county.

There are 20 ‘beat’ areas where verges need mechanical cutting on a variety of routes – businesses can tender to carry out works in one or more of them, but at least one mower must be available for each beat tendered.

There may also be a requirement to undertake cutting work on the trunk road network.

All work shall generally be carried out between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and in line with the council’s Grass Cutting Policy.

Any suppliers interested in tendering for this work need to be registered on the National Procurement Portal Sell2Wales website, where they can express their interest and receive further information.

This is a free online service and allows business to promote their organisation not only to the council but to other Welsh public sector bodies, and to receive notifications about contract opportunities suitable to their field of work.

Suppliers will also be able to have support via a Business Wales live online tender workshop which will be held on Monday, February 14. The workshop will guide people through the tendering process before submitting the application.

Carmarthenshire County Council Cabinet Member for Resources, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “I would encourage as many local businesses, whether small, large or as an individual, to tender for this work as we want to keep our spend in Carmarthenshire as much as possible and help create more jobs. We may not always be able to keep it in the county due to the nature and demand of work but there is a lot of spend that can be kept within the county. There are people in our communities who could deliver this type of work but may need some help with the process of tendering so please register yourself on the Business Wales workshop. Support will be available to guide you through the process.”

To book your place on this webinar please contact Business Wales on 01267 233749 or e-mail [email protected]  This webinar will be presented using the Zoom platform. On receipt of booking you will be provided with a link to the webinar.

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The council also encourage businesses to register on the Business Wales Business Directory – a free resource where businesses can advertise their services.