Research Tender Growth in Environmental Marine Science

Research Tender Growth in Environmental Marine Science

To provide an independent external assessment of the overall achievements of the GEMS (Growth in Environmental Marine Science) project (an ERDF project) This is a final assessment of all categories through its term (4 years) as required by the Structural Funds programme regulations for projects over £2million (pounds).

UK-Menai Bridge: survey services

2012/S 153-256023

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Bridge Marine Science Group
British
10 Bridge Street, Anglesey
For the attention of: Paul Freeman
LL59 5DW Menai Bridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1248718010
E-mail: [email protected]

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bridgemarinescience.co.uk

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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Not for profit organisation
I.3)Main activity

Environment
Other: Global marine science expertise
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:

End of Project Evaluation (GEMS).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales, some of the work may be carried out electronically.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

To provide an independent external assessment of the overall achievements of the GEMS (Growth in Environmental Marine Science) project (an ERDF project) This is a final assessment of all categories through its term (4 years) as required by the Structural Funds programme regulations for projects over £2million (pounds). The aims of the mid-term evaluation of the GEMS project are to:
(1) Compare the outputs delivered and achieved against the outputs agreed with the Welsh European Funding Office in the Programme document using quarterly reports submitted to WEFO and to make this comparison on a cumulative basis to the end of December 2010.
(2) Investigate satisfaction of and results felt by members within the environmental marine science sector supported by GEMS.
(3) Evaluate the management of the project taking into consideration the findings of process audits already carried out.
(4) Identify any constraints (internal and external to the project) which have affected progress and success These may include operational issues, regulatory issues, environmental trends including global financial aspects etc.
(5) Assess how the cross cutting themes.
(6) Determine and explain the reasons for major successes, challenges or failures of the project in order that lessons can be learnt internally and externally especially for SMEs within Government funding programmes.
(7) Highlight key findings.
(8) Assess the overall achievements of the project.
(9) Report the findings to BMSG and produce an electronic report.
(10) Work with BMSG and key stake holders during the process.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79311000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The work will consist of:
(1) design of the evaluation process;
(2) liaison with BMSG management and staff;
(3) collection of data by various methods from BMSG, key stakeholders, and SMEs in the Wales environmental goods and services sector as outlined above;
(4) data analysis;
(5) production of a report to meet the aims outlined above;
(6) delivery of the report to key stakeholders and BMSG.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 18 000,00 and 24 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 10.9.2012. Completion 23.9.2012

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:

Payments will be made within 30 days of receipt of invoice following satisfactory delivery of service.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

A legally consituted body.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See conditions of participation.
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: (1) A certificate or declaration must be provided demonstrating that applicants are not bankrupt, the subject of an administration order, not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) A certificate or declaration must be provided demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery or money laundering.
(3) A certificate or declaration is required demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business (current or previous) or profession.
(4) A certificate or declaration msut be provided demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business (current of previous) or profession.
(5) A certificate or declaration must be provided of the legal format of the organisation – such as a company registration certificate.
(6) A Value Added Tax certificate must be submitted if the candidate is registered for VAT.
(7) A certificate must be provided of current membership or registration with an appropriate professional body.
(8) A certificate must be provided of current professional, employer and other relevant insurances.
(9) The applicant’s most recent annual report must be provided.
(10) Policy documents and details must be provided concerning: environmental management systems; health and safety; equal opportunities; information security; data protection; quality assurance; and other relevant policies.
(11) A written commitment must be provided that Copywright and Intellectual Property Rights for all material whether electronic or otherwise produced under this or any other contract subsequently arising from this Tender Notice will reside with Bridge Marine Science Group or as agreed in writing with a third party.
(12) Details msut be provided of security measures taken/to be taken to protect BMSG, its members, third parties and/or the public from: denial of service attacks, viruses, spam or spamming, intrusion detection, internal attacks, DNS spoofing, external attacks probing a firewall or other electronic attack, contamination or failure of electronic service.
(13) Any applicant found guilty of misrepresentation in providing the information required may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Trading for last 3 years.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
A list of previous clients for whom similar work has been carried out in last 3 years.
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
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 below

1. The quality of the tender proposal. Weighting 25

2. The experience of business/lead consultant within our specialist sector of marine supply chain clustering. Weighting 50

3. Pricing. Weighting 25

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:

80013FPE
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.9.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.9.2012 – 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

in days: 60 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 6.9.2012 – 12:00
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: no
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): Growth in Environmental Marine Science Project ID 80013.
ERDF priority 2.
VI.3)Additional information

The Tender Submission must also address the requirements of the Terms of Reference (available on request).
Additional information to be included in the Tender Submission:
a) details of the service which is being offered;
b) the methodology or approach which will be taken in order to meet the objectives;
c) a summary of the capabilities and experience of the provider against the services being offered;
d) subcontract work (if any) intended to be placed with other bodies that would not be signatories to the main contract.
Bridge Marine Science Group reserves the right not to accept any of the tenders which may be submitted.
Freedom of Information Act:
If any information contained within the Tender Submissions is confidential this must be specifically indicated and reasons provided. BMSG will use reasonable endeavours to keep such information confidential but does not guarantee to do so if it is obliged to disclose such information pursuant to its duties under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. BMSG may disclose the names and details of applicants to its funders if required to do so.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Appeals must be received in hard copy within 30 days of notification of the results of the tender process and marked – For the Attention of the Directors. Receipt will be acknowledged within 3 working days and will include further details of the appeals procedure.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.8.2012