Natural Resources Wales Marine Licensing and Specialist Advice Framework

Natural Resources Wales Marine Licensing and Specialist Advice Framework

NRW Marine Licensing Team are currently tendering for the provision of specialist technical advice on the impacts to the environment from marine licence applications.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Marine services

2017/S 037-067128

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales
Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0TP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca White
Telephone: +44 3000654504
E-mail: procurement.ns@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Marine Licensing and Specialist Advice Framework.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98360000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NRW Marine Licensing Team are currently tendering for the provision of specialist technical advice on the impacts to the environment from marine licence applications. Whilst NRW hosts a number of environmental specialists, there are a number of reasons for NRW MLT to seek additional technical services. Primarily, advice is required in specialist areas outside of the remit of NRW specialists. Alternatively, NRW MLT may require advice within a short timescale beyond the resource capacity available within NRW at the given time.

This framework also covers the provision of sampling plans and analysis associated with applications for dredge-disposal applications and water quality modelling advice. NRW may require these services on main rivers as well.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 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:

Sampling and Analysis Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71900000
73111000
71354500
73112000
98361000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of the following in response to applications for disposal of dredge arisings at sea:

— Sampling plans;

— Sampling analysis;

— Sampling reports (including suitability for disposal).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 75
Price – Weighting: 25
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: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be fixed initially for 2 years. Subject to performance, budget and workload the framework will be extended by another year up to an additional 2 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Advice Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71354500
73112000
90712300
98360000
98361000
90713000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of general advice in response to specific requests regarding the following environmental areas:

— Marine noise and vibration;

— Fish (marine, shellfish and aquaculture, fish telemetry, Computerised Fluid Dynamic modelling);

— Modelling e.g. fish impacts, coastal processes, marine mammal collision modelling;

— Statistical design of environmental monitoring;

— Benthic ecology.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 75
Price – Weighting: 25
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: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be fixed initially for 2 years. Subject to performance, budget and workload the framework will be extended by another year up to an additional 2 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Multi-discipline (Specialist Services)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71354500
73112000
90712300
98360000
98361000
71900000
73111000
90713000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a multi-discipline lot which covers all the services in Lots 1 and 2.

Provision of the following in response to applications for disposal of dredge arisings at sea:

— Sampling plans;

— Sampling analysis;

— Sampling reports (including suitability for disposal).

Provision of general advice in response to specific requests regarding the following environmental areas:

— Marine noise and vibration;

— Fish (marine, shellfish and aquaculture, fish telemetry, Computerised Fluid Dynamic modelling);

— Modelling e.g. fish impacts, coastal processes, marine mammal collision modelling;

— Statistical design of environmental monitoring;

— Benthic ecology.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 75
Price – Weighting: 25
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: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be fixed initially for 2 years. Subject to performance, budget and workload the framework will be extended by another year up to an additional 2 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Expert Advice on Marine Water Quality Modelling

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

98360000
98361000
73112000
71354500
90713000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In the provision of service for this lot, the provider will be able to:

— Understand, analyse and explain hydrodynamic modelling;

— Understand, analyse and explain water quality modelling specifically in terms of coastal thermal, and other (e.g. sewerage, drainage), discharges to the marine environment;

— Understand, analyse and explain water quality modelling specifically in terms of changes to the phytoplankton population, nutrient concentrations, stratification and suspended sediment, and sewage/freshwater discharges;

— Determine if a given model is fit-for-purpose;

— Liaise with NRW modellers to agree consistent approach;

— Liaise with NRW non-modellers (e.g. ecologists) to explain the outputs of the water quality modelling;

— Liaise with other Agency (EA, NE) experts for consistency of approach

— Understand the sensitive receptors e.g. bathing waters, Water Framework Directive and Habitats Directive.

This lot includes the provision of pre-application advice on a number of projects anticipated to require consents from NRW within the next 2 years, including Wylfa Newydd and Tidal Lagoon Cardiff. Pre-application advice will include advice on the thermal discharge including TRO content and for WFD receptors such as water column transparency.

The supplier will be required to provide technical opinion documents during NRW’s statutory consultation stage. Potentially, the provision of evidence at examinations may be required. Successful bidders will be able to a) provide advice for these water quality areas, b) be able to defend the advice during examination and c) be able to write opinion of the model.

The supplier for Lot 3 will be available to give pre-application advice on modelling prior to May 2017 and be available to complete parts b) and c) above thereafter.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 75
Price – Weighting: 25
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: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be fixed initially for 2 years. Subject to performance, budget and workload the framework will be extended by another year up to an additional 2 years.

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)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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 12
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: 28/03/2017
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/03/2017
Local time: 12:00

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:

Instructions for Submitting an Expression of Interest / Completing the ITT

i) Suppliers should register on the eTendering portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

ii) Once registered, suppliers must express their interest as follows:

a) login to the eTendering portal;

b) select ITT’;

c) select ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’;

d) access the listing relating to the contract (itt_60029 “Marine Licensing and Specialist Advice Framework”) and view details;

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

iii) Once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs’, where you can view documentation, where you can download and where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button.

iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest, please contact the eTendering helpdesk on 0800 0112470 or at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=62310

(WA Ref:62310)

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
Cardiff
CF24 0TP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000654504
E-mail: procurement.ns@naturalresourceswales.gov.ukInternet address:http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
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:

20/02/2017

 

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