Hydrometry and Telemetry Sites Maintenance Framework

Hydrometry and Telemetry Sites Maintenance Framework

Natural Resources Wales require the provision of a framework contract for maintenance work at its Hydrometry and Telemetry sites situated in the North Wales and the Upper Severn region. 

United Kingdom-Cardiff: River regulation and flood control works

2018/S 026-056866

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales
Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
CF24 0TP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000653000
E-mail: megan.hughes@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKL
I.2)Joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Welsh Government sponsored bodies

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Hydrometry and telemetry sites maintenance Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Natural Resources Wales require the provision of a framework contract for maintenance work at its Hydrometry and Telemetry sites situated in the North Wales and the Upper Severn region. The work can generally be sub-divided into three main categories:

1. In river gravel removal – Seasonal between mid-April and mid-October

2. Grass Cutting and Eel Pass Maintenance – Seasonal between April and October

3. H&T Site Maintenance – All year round as and when required

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKL11
NUTS code: UKL12
NUTS code: UKL13
NUTS code: UKL2
NUTS code: UKL23
NUTS code: UKL24
Main site or place of performance:

North Wales and Upper Severn region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NRW are seeking to award a framework for the maintenance and upkeep of their Hydrometry and Telemetry sites across North Wales and the Upper Severn region. Works include site maintenance, grass cutting and eel pass maintenance, and in-river gravel removal. Maintenance of assets is essential in ensuring NRW fulfils its statutory objectives to protect the public, enhance the natural environment, whilst complying with Health, safety and Environmental legislation.

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: no

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

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2
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

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

Date: 08/03/2018
Local time: 13:00
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, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/03/2018
Local time: 13:30

Opened electronically on etender Wales from Bangor or Aberystwyth Office.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Megan Hughes, Melanie Rees and Llinos Hughes authorised to open.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:


VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Instructions for submitting an expression of interest/completing the iTT.

1. Tenderers should register on the eTendering portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

2. Once registered, suppliers must express their interest as follows:

a. Login to the etendering portal;

b. Select ITT;

c. Select ITT’s Open to all suppliers;

d. Access the listing relating to the contract ITT: itt_66190 and view details;

e. Click on ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left hand side of the page.

3. Once you have expressed your interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs’, where you can download and where you can construct your reply as instructed.

4. For any support in submitting your expression of interest, please contact the eTendering helpdesk on 08003684852 or at help@bravosolution.co.uk

(WA Ref:57550).

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=75817.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

The delivery of Community Benefits through procurement activity is a stated aim of the Welsh Government as highlighted in the Wales’s Procurement Policy Statement 2015. Community Benefits or ‘social requirements’ fall into 6 main categories and are designed to ensure that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when tendering contracts, these are shown below:

— retention and Training for existing workforce,

— supply chain initiatives,

— promoting environmental benefits,

— community Initiatives,

— contributions to education,

— training and recruitment opportunities for the economically active.

Bidders must list any Community Benefits they may be able to provide if they were to be successful in gaining a place on this framework. This is a non-core element of the tender, and therefore will not be scored.

(WA Ref:75817).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Natural Resources Wales
Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
CF24 0TP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000653000Internet address:http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Institute of Civil Engineers, London.
United Kingdom
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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