Defra Air Quality Networks Contract

Defra Air Quality Networks Contract

This contract is to manage and deliver, 2 UK Air Quality Networks under a single contract.

United Kingdom-London: Services related to air pollution

2019/S 093-224992

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Defra Network eTendering Portal
17 Nobel House
London
SW1P 3JR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072385921
E-mail: michelle.hingston@environment-agency.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.defra.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.defra.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.defra.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Particle Concentrations and Numbers (PCN) and the Black Carbon Networks in the UK

Reference number: 26268

II.1.2)Main CPV code

90731000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This contract is to manage and deliver, 2 UK Air Quality Networks under a single contract. The networks are the Airborne Particle Concentrations and Numbers (PCN) and the Black Carbon network. The PCN network is also referred to as the particle numbers and concentration network on the UK Air website. The networks are let by the Agency to gather national monitoring evidence on behalf of DEFRA as well as SG, WG and DAERA, collectively known as the DAs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

National service.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is to manage and deliver, 2 UK Air Quality Networks under a single contract. The networks are the Airborne Particle Concentrations and Numbers (PCN) and the Black Carbon network. The PCN network is also referred to as the particle numbers and concentration network on the UK Air website. The networks are let by the Agency to gather national monitoring evidence on behalf of DEFRA as well as SG, WG and DAERA, collectively known as the DAs.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 x 12 months (total of 7 years).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As per tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/06/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 20/06/2019

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

In 7 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The contract is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency also requires the successful bidder to provide the services on the same terms that are agreed as a result of this tender to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its associated bodies including any agencies and non-departmental public bodies and others (the Defra Group). A full list of the Defra Group can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations#department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

As a UK based network the Environment Agency may require the successful bidder to provide elements of the services specified on the same terms to Local Authorities across the UK and to the Devolved Administration’s (DA’s).

The Environment Agency expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award or enter into any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this notice;

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;

(iii) to award 1 or more public contract(s) in relation to part only of the requirements covered by this notice; and/or

(iv) to award a contract(s) in stages.

In no circumstances will the Environment Agency be liable for any costs incurred by the applicants/tenderers and their associated parties. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgment of potential applicants and the environment agency will not be responsible for any such expenditure.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Courts of England and Wales
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/05/2019

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