Development of Welsh Air Quality Database

Development of Welsh Air Quality Database

A key aspect of this management role is for the Welsh Government to compile a database of air quality monitoring activity in Wales and to be able to interrogate this to draw out key findings, messages and statistics.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Air quality management

2015/S 238-432665

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park
Contact point(s): Natural Resources
For the attention of: Siobhan Rogers
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000603300
E-mail: siobhan.rogers@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Public order and safety
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

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:

Welsh Air Quality Evidence Base.

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

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.

NUTS code UKL

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 Welsh Government (WG) has responsibility for managing and improving air quality in Wales. This includes the implementation of suitable policies and measures that work towards improving the air pollution climate within Wales to minimise, as far as possible, impacts of atmospheric pollutants upon the health of people and the environment in Wales. In addition such measures, aim to work towards full compliance with statutory requirements for a range of air pollutants set at the European and national levels.

A key aspect of this management role is for the Welsh Government to compile a database of air quality monitoring activity in Wales and to be able to interrogate this to draw out key findings, messages and statistics. This database constitutes a key evidence base from which fit-for-purpose air quality policies and measures can be developed. The primary role for the database has been to ratify, collate and analyse air quality monitoring data from all of the 22 local authority jurisdictions in Wales. The database is also linked to a public website (www.welshairquality.co.uk) through which the air quality monitoring data and other information are disseminated publicly. However, recent years the purpose of the database has evolved to provide an interactive support function for the Welsh Air Quality Forum (WAQF) in order that they can fulfil their objectives.

It is now proposed to set up a further 3 year contract, with potential 2 year extension, to develop and operate the database. The aims of this project are:
— To compile a database of air quality monitoring activity in Wales and to be able to interrogate this to draw out key findings, messages and statistics;
— To develop and operate a website containing comprehensive information about air quality in Wales;
— To facilitate the WAQF activities and fulfil Welsh Minister obligations for reporting and publicising information;
— To produce technical reports to inform air quality policy and management in Wales.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=37594

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90731100, 73110000, 73100000

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 contract is for a 3 year period, the maximum indicative budget for the contract is 375 000 GBP. However, the contract will be awarded to the most economically advantageous tender on the basis of the evaluation criteria in the specification. There is also an option to extend the contract by an additional 2 years, if the contract extension is invoked a maximum indicative budget of 250 000 GBP may be made available for this period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 375 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2019

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

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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
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

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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:

C161/2015/2016
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

19.1.2016 – 14:00
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
IV.3.8)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: Between 3 and 5 years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Please note the initial contract term is for a 3 year period, the maximum indicative budget for this period of the contract is 375 000 GBP. There is also an optional 2 year contract extension. If the contract extension is invoked a maximum indicative budget of 250 000 GBP may be made available for this period and this will result in the estimated total contract value for the 5 year period being 625 000 GBP.
The end date stated in section II.3 of this notice is for the initial 3 year contract period, should the extension option be invoked the contract end date will be 31.3.2021.
E-Tender Information:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.
— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm
How To Find The ITT:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’.
— The e-tender references for this contract are: project_31847, itt_51462.
— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
(WA Ref: 37594).
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
Candidates are required to demonstrate the community benefits they can provide in their tender; however this will not be a scored aspect of the evaluation process. The Community Benefits proposed should be economic or social benefits that positively impact upon the citizens of Wales and can include apprenticeships, work experience, training, linking to local schools and colleges etc.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.12.2015

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