Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods


Timber Sale Agreement

A Timber Sale Agreement (TSA) is a contractual agreement between government and a registered company, for the harvest and extraction of timber from forested parcels of crown land. Any registered business that qualifies and has an interest in harvesting these areas may bid in an open and fair, competitive bidding process.  All TSA areas are approved through existing five-year Forestry and annual operating plan approvals and have been vetted through Environmental Assessment.

The Provincial Government is seeking candidates to bid on standing timber with the intent to harvest and utilize the fibre for value-added markets.  Applications will be assessed and ranked using a predetermined evaluation matrix based on the following criteria:

  • value of bid;

  • commercial viability and value of manufacturing;

  • applicants proximity to Timber Sale Agreement area;

  • potential employment of the application;

  • companies ability to meet regulatory compliance; and

  • the applicant's operational capacity.

Companies are required to submit a suitable proposal that clearly demonstrates their ability to meet their plan objectives. To submit a bid, candidates must complete and submit a Timber Sale Agreement Application Form PDF Icon (210 KB) and provide any additional information to help support their bid.  This may include further business information, a revised resource access plan, details on their proposed operations and harvesting schedule. 

Applicants may refer to the Timber Sale Agreement Applicantion Guide PDF Icon (331 KB) for a full breakdown of requirements.   

Parties interested in bidding on a TSA are strongly encouraged to review the TSA Request for Bids Information Package, which includes a site overview, volume information and a suggested Resource Access Plan, before submitting bids.  They are also encouraged to visit the TSA site to verify the information presented in the TSA Request for Bids Information Package is accurate.  

Other supporting documentation to assist candidates in submitting a suitable proposal include:

Further information can be obtained by emailing timbersaleagreement@gov.nl.ca.

Timber Sale Agreements Currently Available:

Request for Bids Information Package: Location: Overview: Minimum Bid: Application Deadline
TSA-001-18
Red Indian Lake
PDF Icon (1.40 MB)
FMD 13
St. Georges
Red Indian Lake
TSA Area: 152 ha
Softwood: 8,975 m3 Hardwood: 6,692 m3
$23,351 Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:30 p.m. NT
TSA-004-18
Pine Pond
 PDF Icon (1.41 MB)
FMD 8
Lewisporte
Pine Pond
TSA Area: 328 ha
Softwood: 9,945 m3 Hardwood: 3,085 m3
$19,545 Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:30 p.m. NT
TSA-005-18
Seabrights Pond
PDF Icon (1.49 MB)
FMD 10
Bishop Falls
Seabrights Pond
TSA Area: 494 ha
Softwood: 8,961 m3 Hardwood: 2 m3
$13,445 Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:30 p.m. NT
TSA-007-18
Content East
PDF Icon (1.34 MB)
FMD 05
Gambo
Content East
TSA Area: 1026 ha
Softwood: 28,408 m3 Hardwood: 254 m3
$42,993 Tuesday, April 24, 20188
4:30 p.m. NT

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