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Long-term sales

Information on the long-term timber contracts offered on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate

Tractor stacking timber

Long Term Contracts

Long Term Contracts (LTCs) are typically five-year contracts. They are offered as standing or roadside sales. LTCs are tendered at a set volume, spread equally over the contract term. Price is typically revised annually on roadside contracts and on a lot-by-lot basis on standing contracts.

There are no plans to offer any further Long-term Contracts at present. We will continue to monitor and review the situation and will advertise any opportunities for further contracts should the need for more arise.

NRW will be making changes to its Timber Sales Plan for 2017/18 following the early closure of some Long Term Contracts. These contracts will be wound down in ways that minimize the impact on the supply chain. The earlier ending of the Long Term Contracts means that more volume will be offered to the open market during the course of the year in accordance with NRW’s current Timber Marketing Plan. The revised Sales Plan will be shared with customers shortly.


These contracts offered:

  • A guaranteed long-term timber supply
  • Support for investment in the timber industry in Wales

Tender process

  • Tenders will be advertised in the Forestry Journal. Registered E-Timber Sales users will also be notified via E-Timber Sales
  • For further information on LTCs please contact the e-sales helpdesk
  • All tender details are published on this web page 

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