Long-term sales

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

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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.

Sales plan 2020-21

The sales plan 2020 - 21 (below) shows how we will allocate our total yearly volume production between the six online sales events. The volumes we plan to market at each sale event are also split between the direct production of round timber products and standing sales.

Table of average proposed volume (volume rounded to nearest 0.1k m3)


Standing sales

Roadside sales of log and bar (OBS)

Interim April eSale 04/05/2020


21,337 m3

June eSale 09/06/2020

157,846 m3obs

25,451 m3

September eSale 22/09/2020 

192,442 m3obs


December eSale 08/12/2020 

236,932 m3obs


February eSale on 16/02/2021

192,338 m3obs



These contracts offered:

  • 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 eSales users will also be notified via eSales.

For further information please contact the eSales helpdesk


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