Conservation and Land Management Advisory Programme

Conservation and Land Management Advisory Programme

Evaluation of Scottish Natural Heritage conservation and land management advisory programme. The project will aim to review the potential achievements and failures of the programme and to provide recommendations for future advisory activities.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Natural Heritage

Great Glen House, Leachkin Road,

Inverness

IV3 8NW

UK

Procurement

+44 1463725086

contract.advertising@snh.gov.uk

+44 1463725067
http://www.snh.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Scottish Natural Heritage

Rural Resources Unit, Inverdee House, Baxter Street,

Aberdeen

AB11 9QA

UK

Marie Pages-Gold

+44 1224266525

marie.pages@snh.gov.uk

+44 1224895958
http://www.snh.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Natural Heritage

Rural Resources Unit, Inverdee House, Baxter St,

Aberdeen

AB11 9QA

UK

Marie Pages-Gold

+44 1224266525

marie.pages@snh.gov.uk

+44 1224895958
http://www.snh.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Evaluation of Scottish Natural Heritage conservation and land management advisory programme

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Each year Scottish Natural Heritage funds and coordinates a programme of conservation and land management advice for farmers and other land managers. This programme entails SNH operational staff’s work with land owners and occupiers as well as projects delivered by external agri-environment advisors on behalf of the agency. These initiatives aim to address a number of key environmental issues, e.g. the ecological condition of designated sites, land use-related diffuse pollution and conservation of farmland habitats in ‘the wider countryside’.

The project will aim to review the potential achievements and failures of the programme and to provide recommendations for future advisory activities. This work will include a survey of land managers involved in the programme as well as interviews with SNH staff and external consultants.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=237455.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151300 Environmental
159999 other Consultancy
181400 Land Protection
181500 Monitoring
189999 other Environmental Services
249999 other Horticultural

100 All Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

– Phone survey on a sample of land managers (20-30 respondents)

– Interviews of a sample of SNH operational staff (around 5 respondents)

– Interviews of a sample of contractors (around 5 respondents)

– Data analysis and reporting

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

This contract aims to assess the delivery of conservation and land management advice by SNH and its contractors. As a result, this project will not be open to consultants who have provided advice to land owners and occupiers on behalf of SNH between 2008 and 2012.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

PP660

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Deadline for requests to participate
06-09-2012  Time  12:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender  07-09-2012

d) Estimated award date  28-09-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please note: This is not an invitation to tender. To be considered for a contract opportunity, you must note your interest on the Public Contracts Scotland portal – www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk – and then return via upload to the portal your completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) by the stated deadline of 6 September 2012.

All PQQs will be assessed, and short-listed suppliers will be invited to submit a tender via the portal. Suppliers who submit a PQQ but are not short-listed will be notified by email.

Other than the documents attached to the Contract Notice (usually just the PQQ) or specifically mentioned in the Contract Notice, there are no further documents available at this stage.

The Invitation to Tender will be sent through this portal once the PQQ’s are assessed. You will then be are asked to return your tender submission via the portal.

(SC Ref:237455)

5.2

Additional Documentation

SNH Pre Qualification Questionnaire

5.3

Publication date of this notice

28-08-2012

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