Environment Agency Tender for UK Hydrocarbons Monitoring Network

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

2018/S 061-134949

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Environment Agency
Horizon House
United Kingdom
Contact person: Robin Browne
Telephone: +44 2072385921
E-mail: robin.browne@environment-agency.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


UK Hydrocarbons Monitoring Network

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 1 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

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.2.5)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: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

We reserve the right to extend the contract for a further 2 years after the initial period.

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.1.1)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: 30/04/2018
Local time: 17:00
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:


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:

5 years time.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Environment Agency
Horizon House
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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