Peat Bog Restoration Framework for Natural England

Peat Bog Restoration Framework for Natural England

The works are normally restricted to Northern England due to the location of Peatland.

United Kingdom-Peterborough: Environmental improvement works

2015/S 042-071046

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Natural England
Suite D, Unex House, Bourges Boulevard
Contact point(s): Network Procurement Team (Network Commercial Services)
For the attention of: McGirr Benjamin
PE1 1NG Peterborough
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7917791741
E-mail: benjamin.mcgirr@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england

Electronic access to information:http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140605090108/http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/sssi/boltonfellmoss.aspx

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://naturalengland.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/toolkit/initRegistration.do?_ncp=1422962151694.9949-2

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Must be submitted via Bravo

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

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

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The Defra Family
17 Smith Square
SW1P 3JR London
UNITED KINGDOM

The Forestry Commission
620 Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1EJ Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM

The Ministry of Defense
MOD
Whitehall
SW1A 2HB London
UNITED KINGDOM

The Environment Agency
EA
Rio House, Waterside Drive, Aztec House, Almondsbury
BS32 4UD Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM

Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road
LA9 7RL Kendal
UNITED KINGDOM

North York Moors National Park Authority
The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley
YO62 5BP York
UNITED KINGDOM

Northumberland National Park Authority
Eastburn, South Park
NE46 1BS Hexham
UNITED KINGDOM

Peak District National Park Authority
Aldern House, Baslow Road
DE45 1AE Bakewell
UNITED KINGDOM

Yorkshire Dales National Parks Authority
Yoredale, Bainbridge
DL8 3EL Leyburn
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Peat Bog Restoration Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The works are normally restricted to Northern England due to the location of Peatland. We specifically see the following locations: Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside.

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

Framework agreement with several operators

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:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

We intend to create a framework contract so that we have all the services required for peat bog restoration in one place and to also help streamline the contract award process. Specific Purchases under the stated framework lots will be made on an ad hoc basis as the opportunity arises over the next 4 years.
Purchases will cover Tree/Scrub Removal, Peat Restoration activities, Surveys, Analysis and Health & Safety Design/Supervision.
50 % or more of the expenditure committed via this framework will be made by Natural England, however we expect the Ministry of Defense, the Forestry Commission, the Environment Agency and other members of the DEFRA family such as Core Defra, The Lake District National Park Authority, The North York Moors National Park Authority, The Northumberland National Park Authority, The Peak District National Park Authority and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will also use it for ad hoc Peat restoration on their sites.
Tenders can only be submitted via our e-tendering portal (Bravo). Prior to the tender clarification deadline you may contact us to clarify any points with regard to the tender. Each lot will have its own ‘Messages’ section to communicate with us. We require that you contact us in writing via the Bravo ‘Messages’ area and that you ensure the question you are asking relates to the lot you are messaging from (unless it is a general query with regard to the framework as a whole). We will then compile a document of Q&As which will be updated and made available through Bravo every time a new query is asked.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45262640, 71317200, 90700000, 71351810, 77200000

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 one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
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: 1Lot title: Tree/Scrub Control and Planting

1)Short description

See Lot 1 Specification
NB. Lot 1 is further divided up into six geographical sub-lots; 1a — Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, 1b — Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire, 1c — Cumbria, 1d — Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, 1e — North Yorkshire, 1f — South Yorkshire and Humberside. Potential Tenders can tender or any for all of these sub-lots.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77200000

3)Quantity or scope

We estimate about 20 % or GBP 2 000 000 of the total framework Spend (GBP 10 000 000) will be spent in this lot over the 4 year duration of the framework.
NB. Lot 1 is further divided up into six geographical sub-lots; 1a — Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, 1b — Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire, 1c — Cumbria, 1d — Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, 1e — North Yorkshire, 1f — South Yorkshire and Humberside. Potential Tenders can tender or any or all of these sub-lots.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

We hope to award places to 3 suppliers in each sub-lot and then use subsequent mini-competitions to award specific work packages once the framework is operational.
Please see the specific ITT covering this lot for further details of the criteria, weightings, questions and marking scheme to be used by us in determination of the those to be awarded places in this lot.
If your also interested in the criteria, weightings and process we’ll use at mini-tender if your successful, the details are described in the ‘Project level documents visible to all suppliers’ zip file.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Restoration of Vegetated Peat Land sites

1)Short description

See Lot 2 Specification.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45262640

3)Quantity or scope

We estimate about 35 % or GBP 3 500 000 of the total framework Spend (GBP 10 000 000) will be spent in this lot over the 4 year duration of the framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

We hope to award places to 5 suppliers in this lot and then use subsequent mini-competitions to award specific work packages once the framework is operational.
Please see the specific ITT covering this lot for further details of the criteria, weightings, questions and marking scheme to be used by us in determination of the those to be awarded places in this lot.
If your also interested in the the criteria, weightings and process we’ll use at mini-tender if your successful the details are described in the ‘Project level documents visible to all suppliers’ zip file.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Vegetation & Re-wetting of bare Peat Land Sites

1)Short description

See Lot 3 Specification.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45262640

3)Quantity or scope

We estimate about 37 % or GBP 3 700 000 of the total framework Spend (GBP 10 000 000) will be spent in this lot over the 4 year duration of the framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 700 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

We hope to award places to 5 suppliers in this lot and then use subsequent mini-competitions to award specific work packages once the framework is operational.
Please see the specific ITT covering this lot for further details of the criteria, weightings, questions and marking scheme to be used by us in determination of the those to be awarded places in this lot.
If your also interested in the the criteria, weightings and process we’ll use at mini-tender if your successful the details are described in the ‘Project level documents visible to all suppliers’ zip file.

Lot No: 4Lot title: Vegetation Survey, Analysis and Reporting

1)Short description

See Lot 4 Specification.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope

We estimate about 2 % or GBP 200 000 of the total framework Spend (GBP 10 000 000) will be spent in this lot over the 4 year duration of the framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

We hope to award places to 3 suppliers in this lot and then use subsequent mini-competitions to award specific work packages once the framework is operational.
Please see the specific ITT covering this lot for further details of the criteria, weightings, questions and marking scheme to be used by us in determination of the those to be awarded places in this lot.
If your also interested in the the criteria, weightings and process we’ll use at mini-tender if your successful the details are described in the ‘Project level documents visible to all suppliers’ zip file.

Lot No: 5Lot title: Peat Depths and Topography

1)Short description

See Lot 5 Specification.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351810

3)Quantity or scope

We estimate about 5 % or GBP 500 000 of the total framework Spend (GBP 10 000 000) will be spent in this lot over the 4 year duration of the framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

We hope to award places to 1 prime supplier and 1 back up supplier in this lot and then use a direct award to award specific work packages once the framework is operational. Where the prime supplier states that they cannot carry out a specific work package for whatever reason we will direct award the work package to the back up supplier.
Please see the specific ITT covering this lot for further details of the criteria, weightings, questions and marking scheme to be used by us in determination of the prime and back up suppliers.
If your also interested in the process we’ll use at mini-tender if your successful the details are described in the ‘Project level documents visible to all suppliers’ zip file.
The details of the mini-tender process are described in the ‘Project level documents visible to all suppliers zip file’.

Lot No: 6Lot title: CDM Advisor/Principle Designer

1)Short description

See Lot 6 Specification.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71317200

3)Quantity or scope

We estimate about 1 % or GBP 100 000 of the total framework Spend (GBP 10 000 000) will be spent in this lot over the 4 year duration of the framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

We hope to award places to 3 suppliers in this lot and then use subsequent mini-competitions to award specific work packages once the framework is operational.
Please see the specific ITT covering this lot for further details of the criteria, weightings, questions and marking scheme to be used by us in determination of the those to be awarded places in this lot.
If your also interested in the criteria, weightings and process we’ll use at mini-tender if your successful, the details are described in the ‘Project level documents visible to all suppliers’ zip file.

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:

Half of Natural England’s spend under the framework will be funded by a Grant from the EU Life+ Project Fund. To help Natural England’s back office services correctly utilise these monies — invoices must include a clear reference to the Cumbrian Bogs LIFE project number and title (LIFE13NAT/UK/000443– Restoration of degraded lowland raised bogs) where you have carried out works on those specific sites. Natural England’s project officer will notify you at mini-tender stage where work in on one of these sites.
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 ‘Projects’ link. — Click on the relevant Project/ITT to access the content. This project code is ‘project_1567’ and the title is ‘Peat Bog Restoration Framework Contract’ — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the 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 on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Specific Requirements on our e-tendering site.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Specific Requirements on our e-tendering site.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Specific Requirements on our e-tendering site.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Specific Requirements on our e-tendering site.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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:

Project 1567 Peat Bog Restoration Framework
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.4.2015 – 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

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): Some of the work commissioned under this framework will be in support of an EU Life + funded Grant (LIFE13NAT/UK/000443– Restoration of degraded lowland raised bogs on three Cumbrian SCI/SACs)
‘The Cumbrian Bogs LIFE+ project supported by EU LIFE+ funding, aims to deliver the restoration of previously unrestored areas of degraded lowland raised bog within three sites in Cumbria that account for 2,807 ha of the Natura network — Bolton Fell Moss SCI, South Solway Mosses SAC & Roudsea Wood & Mosses SAC. This will allow achievement of Favourable SAC conservation status within the expected 30 year period and provide an excellent demonstration of bog restoration techniques.
However the Framework is not limited just to the sites/activities covered by these EU funds, Natural England and the other members of the Defra Family identified will also commission similar work for other sites in Northern England.

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise.
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:

23.2.2015

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