Conduct of Crop Variety Trials

Conduct of Crop Variety Trials

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, operating through its Cereals and Oilseeds division is offering for tender a number of cereal and oilseed rape variety trials, disease and quality tests to enable the development of the AHDB Recommended Lists.

United Kingdom-Kenilworth: Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products

2016/S 006-006873

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Stoneleigh Park
For the attention of: Julia Burger
CV8 2TL Kenilworth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2476692051
E-mail: julia.burger@ahdb.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ahdb.org.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health
Other: agriculture and horticulture

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

For the Conduct of Crop Variety Trials for AHDB’s Recommended List Project.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations across the UK, results delivered to AHDB, Warwickshire.
NUTS code UK,UKG13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, operating through its Cereals and Oilseeds division is offering for tender a number of cereal and oilseed rape variety trials, disease and quality tests to enable the development of the AHDB Recommended Lists. The Recommended List system identifies and recommends appropriate cereal and oilseed-rape varieties for different market sectors of the industry and ensures that these recommendations are publicised. It operates impartially and seeks the involvement of all significant sectors of the industry in making its recommendations in the interests of the industry as a whole.
The trials and tests in this tender are for some of those providing data that underpins the AHDB Recommended Lists.
Tenders are invited from single operators or consortia for work to be undertaken over a period of 5 years covering the harvesting seasons 2017-2021 depending on the trials.
Details of the trials including specifications (such as rotation, sowing time, soil type and management) contract start dates and lengths are provided as part of the tender documents.
Tenders are invited for any or all of the trials/tests described therein.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03000000, 03100000, 03210000, 03211000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, operating through its Cereals and Oilseeds division is offering for tender a number of cereal and oilseed rape variety trials, disease and quality tests to enable the development of the AHDB Recommended Lists. The Recommended List system identifies and recommends appropriate cereal and oilseed-rape varieties for different market sectors of the industry and ensures that these recommendations are publicised. It operates impartially and seeks the involvement of all significant sectors of the industry in making its recommendations in the interests of the industry as a whole.
The trials and tests in this tender are for some of those providing data that underpins the AHDB Recommended Lists.
Tenders are invited from single operators or consortia for work to be undertaken over a period of 5 years covering the harvesting seasons 2017-2021 depending on the trials.
Details of the trials including specifications (such as rotation, sowing time, soil type and management) contract start dates and lengths are provided as part of the tender documents.
Tenders are invited for any or all of the trials/tests described therein.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 600 000 and 1 810 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.7.2016. Completion 31.8.2021

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See Tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See Tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

2015-066
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

19.2.2016 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19.2.2016 – 12:00
Place: Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board
For the attention of: Julia BurgerPersons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Procurement Officers.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: January 2021.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: AHDB will incorporate a standstill period at the point of information on the award contract is communicated to tenderers. The notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The public contracts regulations 2015 (Sl12015) provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk by a breach of the rules take no action in the high court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.1.2016

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