Natural Resources Wales Tender for Peat Removal and Scrub Removal

Natural Resources Wales Tender for Peat Removal and Scrub Removal

Lot 1: Peat Works – NRW is intending to award a Framework Agreement to contractors that can raise and stabilise water levels and modify peat surfaces.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Specialist agricultural or forestry machinery

2019/S 079-190245

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

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
Telephone: +44 3000654962
E-mail: procurement.ops@cyfoethanturiolcymru.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Information about 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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Natural Resources Wales

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Natural Resources Wales

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs — Framework for Peat Removal and Scrub Removal

Reference number: ITT_74208

II.1.2)Main CPV code

16600000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Lot 1: Peat Works — NRW is intending to award a Framework Agreement to contractors that can raise and stabilise water levels and modify peat surfaces using a variety of methods that require low ground pressure, tracked excavators.

Lot 1 is divided into 2 areas. These are named Area A and Area B.

Bidders are free to bid for both areas or one of the areas. The value for this Lot is 2 200 000 GBP.

Lot 2: Removal of invasive Scrub — NRW is intending to award a Framework Agreement to contractors that can remove unwanted scrub growth across the project’s sites. Woody tree species were not originally part of the natural vegetation cover of raised bogs, project sites include, but are not limited to national nature reserves, land managed by NRW and other land (with access and permissions agreed with NRW).

All the sites worked on are environmentally sensitive and are legally protected at a National, European or International level for their wildlife interest.

The value for this lot is 800 000 GBP.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 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:

LIFE Welsh Raised Bog Framework for Scrub removal

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

16600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Removal of invasive Scrub:

NRW is intending to award a Framework Agreement to contractors that can remove unwanted scrub growth across the project’s sites. Woody tree species were not originally part of the natural vegetation cover of raised bogs, Project sites include, but are not limited to national nature reserves, land managed by NRW and other land (with access and permissions agreed with NRW).

All the sites worked on are environmentally sensitive and are legally protected at a National, European or International level for their wildlife interest.

There will be one geographical area for lot 2:

Lot 2 Site

Location

Cors Fochno Nr. Borth, Ceredigion

Cors Caron Nr. Tregaron, Ceredigion

Rhos Goch Nr. Hay on Wye, Powys

Waun Ddu (in Usk Bat Sites Nr. Crickhowell, Powys

Cernydd Carmel Nr. Crosshands, Carmarthenshire

Esgyrn Bottom Nr. Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

The maximum framework value for this lot is approximately 800 000 GBP.

During the lifetime of this framework, there may be opportunity for additional work from NRW sister organisations or from other internal business units within NRW, to deliver similar works/services across other sites in Wales.

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

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP

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: yes
Identification of the project:

LIFE16 NAT/UK/000646

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

LIFE Welsh Raised Bog Framework for Groundworks Peat Removal

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

16600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Peat Works:

NRW is intending to award a Framework Agreement to contractors that can raise and stabilise water levels and modify peat surfaces using a variety of methods that require low ground pressure, tracked excavators.

The methods proposed to achieve higher water tables and improved bog surface profiles are detailed below and include (but are not limited to):

— low elevation contour bunding (a recently developed technique in peatland restoration),

— re-profiling of high peat bunds,

— building and strengthening dams,

— re-profiling surfaces and inverting vegetation.

Lot 1 is divided into 2 areas. These are named Area A and Area B.

Lot 1 Site

Area A Cors Fochno

Cors Goch Trawsfynydd*

Area B Cors Caron

Rhos Goch

Waun Ddu (in Usk Bat Sites)

Cernydd Carmel*

Esgyrn Bottom*

Bidders are free to bid for both areas or one of the areas. Please note that the sites marked * are private sites and all works to be carried out in those locations should have with prior management and access agreement.

The maximum framework value for this lot is approximately 2 200 000 GBP.

During the lifetime of this framework, there may be opportunity for additional work from NRW sister organisations or from other internal business units within NRW, to deliver similar works/services across other sites in Wales.

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP

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: yes
Identification of the project:

LIFE16NAT/UK/000646

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:

As contained in the ITT document.

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
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: 29/05/2019
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/05/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

NRW Bangor Office

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:

During the lifetime of this framework, there may be opportunity for additional work from NRW sister organisations or from other internal business units within NRW, to deliver similar works/services across other sites in Wales.

Natural England will be a beneficiary of this framework. Please refer weblink below to their website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-England

Note: The Authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=91647

(WA Ref:91647)

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 3000653000Internet 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:

18/04/2019