Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

This new Framework is intended to provide a structure under which projects can be procured, via mini-tender competition/direct award, for the continued delivery of the Agri-Environment schemes programme of monitoring and evaluation.

United Kingdom-London: Environmental services

2018/S 020-041810

Contract notice

Services

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 2080266303
E-mail: julia.medd@defra.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.2)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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Reference number: 23735

II.1.2)Main CPV code

90700000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This new framework is intended to provide a structure under which projects can be procured, via mini-tender competition/direct award, for the continued delivery of the Agri-Environment schemes programme of monitoring and evaluation.

It is proposed that the new framework will combine both the ongoing monitoring and evaluation requirements and soils analysis, through the new framework which is proposed to be in place 1st June 2018. It will run for a period of two years (with an option to extend by two further years via one-year extensions) from contract award (June 2018 – June 2020 as per proposed timetable), and funding for contracts will solely be from RDPE Technical Assistance funds.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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:

Core programme of Multi-objective agreement-scale monitoring

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

90700000
90710000
90711500
90714100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers delivery assessments of whole management agreements, including baseline assessments of new agreements and resurveys at regular intervals to measure and evaluate the results achieved across the full range of Agri-Environment scheme objectives. It requires competence across a wide range of activities such as:

— the design of sampling programmes,

— carrying out multi-objective environmental field and agreement scale monitoring,

— assessing progress against indicators of success, of databases, collection, collation, storage and provision of data,

— quantitative and qualitative analysis of data and report writing.

This lot also requires an in-depth knowledge of Agri-Environment schemes and agreement options and a good knowledge of each of the objectives of the Agri-Environment schemes.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Detailed, thematic monitoring of Resource protection impacts

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212610
79330000
90700000
90710000
90714100
90731100
90732100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers monitoring that complements and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring. It will cover specific monitoring of the impact that RDP interventions are having on air quality, water quality, soil protection and flood management. It will require expertise in all of these areas and also in the construction and population of databases, GIS, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Species Monitoring – Invertebrates

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

03312300
72212610
79330000
90700000
90710000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that schemes are having on invertebrate species assemblages of value in the farmed landscape. It will require expertise in terrestrial and freshwater ecology, invertebrate species identification and field monitoring techniques, GIS, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Species Monitoring – Non-avian Vertebrates

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212610
90700000
90710000
90720000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that schemes are having on non-avian vertebrate species (e.g. mammals, reptiles, amphibians and freshwater fish) and their habitats that complement and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme. It will require expertise in terrestrial and freshwater ecology, species identification and field monitoring techniques, construction and population of databases, GIS, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Species Monitoring – Birds

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212610
90700000
90710000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that schemes are having on bird species and their habitats that complements, and may flow from the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme. It will require expertise in ornithology and terrestrial ecology, species identification and field monitoring techniques, construction and population of databases, GIS, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing. It is also likely to require access to the data from the various long-term surveillance programmes that are used to monitor bird populations at a national level.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Monitoring of impacts on landscape character

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

90700000
90710000
90721100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that schemes are having on landscape character that complements, and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme. It will require an understanding of the National Character Area (NCA) framework and profiles, expertise in landscape character assessment and also in GIS and report writing.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Botanical Monitoring

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

03451000
72212610
90700000
90710000
90714100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers monitoring of the impact that schemes are having on particular plants or groups of plants and their habitats that complements, and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme. It will require species identification skills, an understanding of plant ecology and a good understanding of field survey techniques. It will also require expertise in the construction and population of databases, GIS, techniques of statistical analysis and report writing.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Landscape Scale species monitoring

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79330000
90700000
90710000
90714100
90721100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers monitoring of the impact that agri-environment schemes are having on multiple species groups at the landscape scale in the farmed landscape, i.e. beyond individual agreements. It will require a comprehensive understanding of field survey techniques for a range of species groups and expertise in the design and implementation of large-scale field survey activity, including relevant species identification skills. It will also require expertise in spatial and statistical data analysis and report writing.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Scheme design and implementation.

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212610
90700000
90710000
90714100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers evaluations of scheme design and implementation, including factors such as the effectiveness of scheme targeting, the role of advice in supporting agreement development and implementation, the role of facilitation and land manager views and attitudes towards schemes. It may also include the modeling of potential longer-term environmental impacts of changes in scheme design/patterns of scheme uptake. It requires competence across a wide range of activities such as:

— the design of sampling programmes,

— completing questionnaire and interview/survey activity,

— design of databases, collection, collation, storage, and provision of data,

— quantitative and qualitative analysis of data and report writing.

This lot also requires an in-depth knowledge of agri-environment schemes and agreement options and a good knowledge of each of the objectives of the scheme.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Soils Analysis

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212610
90700000
90710000
90714100
90732600

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers the delivery soil nutrient analysis required in order to provide Natural England with soil condition information. Natural England is seeking one contractor to perform laboratory analysis of soil samples as detailed in the Invitation to Tender.

The laboratory will complete the suite of analyses required and email the results to the adviser who will upload them onto a database. Soil samples will usually be taken by Natural England advisers and will consist of c.25 cores normally weighing between 0.5 and 1.0 kg in total. They will be posted to the laboratory which will dry, sieve, homogeniser, sub-sample and analyse.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 12 months

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: yes
Identification of the project: EARDF

II.2.14)Additional information

Individual call-offs made under the framework (once awarded) will be procured by mini-competition via Bravo and successful suppliers for this Lot only will be invited.

Please note Defra is acting on behalf of Natural England, who is the Contracting Body for purposes of calling off contracts under this Framework.

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:

As stated in the contract documents.

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

Open procedure

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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: 2017/S 199-409468

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

Date: 28/02/2018
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/02/2018
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Mallard House, York.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
London
WC2A 2LL
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:

26/01/2018

 

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