Environment Agency Tender for UK Hydrocarbons Monitoring Network
The Environment Agency is responsible for managing the Hydrocarbons monitoring network for the UK. Hydrocarbons are monitored in the UK through two sub-networks which were established in 1992 and 2002, but are now a single contract.
United Kingdom-Bristol: Air pollution monitoring or measurement services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Robin Browne
Telephone: +44 2072385921
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
UK Hydrocarbons Monitoring Network
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Environment Agency is responsible for managing the Hydrocarbons monitoring network for the UK. Hydrocarbons are monitored in the UK through two sub-networks which were established in 1992 and 2002, but are now a single contract. The main functions of the networks are to provide information about:
— compliance with the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive,
— the long-term trends of hydrocarbons in mainly urban areas,
— the quality of the air that individuals breathe, and
— the accuracy of the volatile organic compounds emission inventory and subsequent ozone modelling.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
We require a contractor to manage a network of monitoring sites, ensuring samples are taken and analysed as specified.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
We reserve the right to extend the contract for a further 2 years after the initial period.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
5 years time.
The contract(s) are 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: