Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation

Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation

4 year multi-lot framework for Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation.

UK-Peterborough: Environmental services

2012/S 248-411047

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Natural England
Touthill Close, City Road
For the attention of: Clare Quinn
PE1 1UA Peterborough
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000601160
E-mail: clare.quinn@naturalengland.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.naturalengland.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Natural England
25 Queen Street
Contact point(s): Jonathan Bradley
LS1 2UN Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000604174
E-mail: jonathan.bradley@naturalengland.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Bravo Solutions Ltd
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Bravo Solutions Ltd
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Environment
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
24931 Framework for Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: National contract covering England.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 600 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
4 year multi-lot framework for Environmental Stewardship Monitoring and Evaluation.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Core programme of Multi-objective agreement scale monitoring.

1)Short description
This lot covers delivery of the core programme of baseline assessment of a sample of new agreements and the revisiting of these agreements at regular intervals to measure and evaluate the results achieved.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 150 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Monitoring the Social & Economic Impacts (of Agri-Environment).
1)Short description
This covers monitoring the contribution that schemes make to well being and to economic prosperity, including their role in underpinning economic growth.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 375 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Scenario & Impacts modelling.
1)Short description
This covers the execution of modelling activities, environmental modelling, including use of GI and spatial datasets, impact modelling such as climate change and ecosystem services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Detailed, thematic monitoring of Resource protection impacts.
1)Short description
This lot would cover 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.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 375 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Species Monitoring – Invertebrates.
1)Short description
This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that schemes are having on protected invertebrate species and their habitats that complements, and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Species Monitoring – Non-avian Vertebrates.
1)Short description
This lot covers the monitoring of the impact that schemes are having on non-avian vertebrate species (eg. mammals, reptiles, amphibians and freshwater fish) and their habitats that complements, and may flow from, the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Species Monitoring – Birds.
1)Short description
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.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to a single supplier.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 450 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Detailed, thematic monitoring of impacts on landscape character.
1)Short description
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.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 375 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Detailed, thematic botanical monitoring.
1)Short description
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.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 600 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Detailed, thematic monitoring of Historic Environment impacts.
1)Short description
This lot covers monitoring of the impact that schemes are having on the historic environment that complements, and may flow from the core multi-objective agreement level monitoring programme.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope
Contract to be awarded to 3 or more service providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 375 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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:
All payments will be made in arrears and on satisfactory submission of agreed contract outputs. See the Terms and Conditions and RDPE payment guide supplied.
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
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://naturalengland.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

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
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:
24931
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 210-345802 of 31.10.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.2.2013 – 12:00
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: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Funded through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).
VI.3)Additional information
Natural England intends to select 3 or more suppliers to Lots 1-6 and Lots 8-10 and a single supplier to Lot 7.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
The framework will also be available for use by other Defra Family Organisations.
The office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period. You may submit queries but may not receive a response until after 9.1.2013.
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:21.12.2012

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