Environment Agency Ecological Services Framework 3

Environment Agency Ecological Services Framework 3

The Environment Agency and DEFRA bodies are sourcing suppliers for a multi-lot, multi supplier ecology services Framework.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Environmental management

2018/S 228-521850

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Environment Agency
Horizon House, Deanery Road
Bristol
BS1 5AH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Alicia Simms
Telephone: +44 2030254048
E-mail: alicia.simms@environment-agency.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Address of the buyer profile: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

Ecological Services Framework 3 (EcoSF3)

Reference number: Project_22503

II.1.2)Main CPV code

90710000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Environment Agency and DEFRA bodies are sourcing suppliers for a multi-lot, multi supplier ecology services framework.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Algal Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

90710000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Work under lot 1 covers services relating to all freshwater algology work on a national UK delivery basis. This includes but is not limited to contracts covering benthic diatom, freshwater phytoplankton, nuisance phytoplankton and macro-algal work. This work is needed to cover monitoring required for international, national and local drivers, as well as local investigatory and regulatory and statutory needs.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewals will be based on organisational requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Macroinvertebrate Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

03312300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Work under lot 2 covers services relating to all freshwater macroinvertebrate work. This includes but is not limited to contracts involving macroinvertebrates in both rivers and lakes, and the Chironomidae Pupal Exuviae Technique (CPET). This work is needed to cover monitoring required for international, national and local drivers, as well as local investigatory and regulatory needs. Activities under lot 2 include, national and local drivers, as well as local investigatory and regulatory and statutory needs.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewals will be based on organisational requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Protected Species and Invasive Non-Native Species

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

90710000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3 will be used to procure surveys, reports and advice for protected species and INNS associated with the delivery of Environment Agency (EA) flood risk projects and habitat enhancement projects. These projects will mostly be of an aquatic/riparian nature, including work in and adjacent to rivers, lakes and wetlands. As such, we require that suppliers offering these services are able to demonstrate applied knowledge of the EA regulatory and operational role, and that suppliers are able to demonstrate applied knowledge of providing the services detailed below for rivers, lakes and wetlands. Natural England (NE) may use this Lot to procure surveys to inform designated site strategies, as part of designated sites monitoring work, to develop plans for the new nature recovery network, to inform possible enforcement action and partnership project working.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewals will be based on organisational requirements.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

River Restoration, Habitat Creation and Fish Passage Design

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

90710000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 4 is designed to allow Environment Agency and Natural England staff to supplement our in-house expertise on using natural processes to manage and restore rivers and habitats, with the additional resource and expertise that external suppliers can offer. In particular Lot 4 focuses upon the supply of river restoration, habitat creation and fish passage design expertise. We seek bids from contractors who are able to use these skills to help us understand the natural functioning of the water environment through survey and assessment work, and to help us understand and design the most effective way to deliver projects that improve natural geomorphological, hydrological and ecological processes for the purposes of reducing flood risk, restoring habitats and improving fish passage. We want suppliers to demonstrate the ability to work at the strategic catchment scale as well as the local.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewals will be based on organisational requirements.

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

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 28
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 134-305623

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

Date: 03/01/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of 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:

Re-procurement will be based on organisational needs with the aim of commencing 12 months prior to expiry of current provision.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency may require the successful bidder to provide the goods/services on the same terms that are agreed as a result of this tender to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and to 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

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

The Court of England and Wales
Various
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 day 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:

22/11/2018

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