Operation and Management of the UK Black Carbon Network 2017-2019
To procure a service provider to manage and operate the UK Black Carbon Network, a network of air quality monitoring across the UK.
United Kingdom-London: Airborne particle monitoring
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
17 Nobel House
Telephone: +44 2072385921
NUTS code: UK
Address of the buyer profile: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Operation and Management of the UK Black Carbon Network 2017-2019.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Environment Agency (‘The Authority’) on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Devolved Administrations is seeking to procure a service provider to manage and operate the UK Black Carbon Network, a network of air quality monitoring across the UK. The purpose of the Black Carbon Monitoring Network contract is to manage and operate the monitoring of Black Carbon at fourteen sites.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The scope of the services to be provided includes, but is not limited to: —Management and operation of the monitoring sites —Provision/Co-ordination of Local Site Operators (LSOs) where applicable —Provision of consumables (tape) —Provision of equipment support and maintenance for all sites as detailed —Assisting with procurement of equipment as required —Collecting and storing data from all sites on the network —Provision of quality assurance for all data collated —Dissemination to Defra’s Data and Dissemination Unit — H&S Management — Ad hoc assistance.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Optional period up to eighteen (18) months in monthly increments at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority. For avoidance of doubt, estimated value excluding VAT in sections II.1.5) and II.2.6) is estimate for the Contract period including 18-month optional extensions.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Contract performance as stated in the procurement documents.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
On-line using the Authority’s eTendering system.
Procurement managed by authorised person from Authority’s Defra Group Commercial Staff.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Horizon House, Deanery Road
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
The Authority will act in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied candidate/tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
4a Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: