Provide Diving Services for Environment Agency in South East

Provide Diving Services for Environment Agency in South East

Provision of diving services to deliver Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programmed diving inspections, as scheduled for Waterways locks, main weirs.

United Kingdom-Reading: Diving services

2015/S 211-383065

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environment Agency
Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road
For the attention of: Miss Isabelle Green
RG1 8DQ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189535903
E-mail: isabelle.green@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.sell2ea.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.sell2ea.com

Further information can be obtained from: Environment Agency
Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road
For the attention of: Miss Isabelle Green
RG1 8DQ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189535903
E-mail: isabelle.green@environment-agency.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Environment Agency
Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road
For the attention of: Miss Isabelle Green
RG1 8DQ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189535903
E-mail: isabelle.green@environment-agency.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Environment Agency
Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road
For the attention of: Miss Isabelle Green
RG1 8DQ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189535903
E-mail: isabelle.green@environment-agency.gov.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Provision of Diving Services- South East.

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

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2

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 600 000 and 1 200 000 GBP

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

CONTRACT-9VZH-G8HKNY Provision of Diving Services- South East.
Provision of diving services to deliver Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programmed diving inspections, as scheduled for Waterways locks, main weirs, and to change the weir operating wire ropes within the West Thames area. Approximately 40-60 % of the estimated framework value.
Unplanned, reactive maintenance for all areas within the South East (Herts and North London, West Thames, Solent and South Downs and Kent and South London), this applies to both lots. The reactive element is approximately 40-60 % of the estimated framework value.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98363000

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

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

CONTRACT-9VZH-G8HKNY
Framework duration 2 years, with two 12 month optional extensions.
Lot 1: Upper Thames area (St Johns to Goring).
Lot 2: Lower Thames area (Whitchurch to Teddington).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 200 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Upper Thames

1)Short description

To cover the provision of PPM and reactive maintenance work within the operational area of the Upper Thames, covering St Johns to Goring sites. Unplanned, reactive maintenance for all areas within the South East (Herts and North London, West Thames, Solent and South Downs and Kent and South London).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98363000

3)Quantity or scope

Excluding VAT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lower Thames

1)Short description

To cover the provision of PPM and reactive maintenance work within the operational area of the Lower Thames, covering Whitchurch to Teddington. Unplanned, reactive maintenance for all areas within the South East (Herts and North London, West Thames, Solent and South Downs and Kent and South London).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98363000

3)Quantity or scope

Excluding VAT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Each economic operator to be jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Evidence of Economic and Financial standing and Technical Competence will be required, each applicant will be sent an invitation to tender pack.NB: It is essential that tenderers are members of the Association of Diving Contractors.
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: Evidence of Economic and Financial standing and Technical Competence will be required, each applicant will be sent an invitation to tender pack.
NB: It is essential that tenderers are members of the Association of Diving Contractors.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Evidence of Economic and Financial standing will be required, each applicant will be sent an invitation to tender pack.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per invitation to tender pack.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Evidence of Technical Competence will be required, each applicant will be sent an invitation to tender pack. NB: It is essential that tenderers are members of the Association of Diving Contractors.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per invitation to tender pack.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per invitation to tender pack.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

9VZH-G8HKNY
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

11.1.2016 – 15:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2019.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Environment Agency reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a framework or contract, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award the framework or contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary. The Environment Agency shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender. This framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency may require the successful bidder(s) to provide the goods/services on the same terms that are agreed as a result of this tender to the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and to its associated bodies including any Agencies and non departmental public bodies. A full list can be found at: http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/about/with/delivery/landscape/documents/public-bodies.pdf Similarly the contractor may be required to supply the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Welsh Assembly Government, including its Agencies, and the Forestry Commission, including its Executive Agencies.

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:

27.10.2015

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