Survey Services for Forestry and Land Scotland

Survey Services for Forestry and Land Scotland

Framework for the provision of Mensuration, Establishment and other surveys to inform management decisions.

United Kingdom-Inverness: Survey services

2019/S 140-345129

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Forestry and Land Scotland
1 Highlander Way, Inverness Retail Park
Inverness
IV2 7GB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000676000
E-mail: procurement@forestryandland.gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Mensuration, Establishment and Related Surveys

Reference number: FW0060

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79311000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

There are 10 local offices and 5 Regions of the National Forest Estate managed by FLS.

As part of facilitating our requirements for timber sales and updating of the Sub Compartment Data Base (herein known as SCDB), FLS requires putting in place a framework for the provision of Mensuration, Establishment and other surveys are required to inform management decisions and to ensure we are meeting internal and external standards of establishment and stand management.

In order to achieve this we are issuing this tender to award a framework which will cover the entire forest estate within Scotland and provide a number of survey types.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 594 000.00 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:

Deer Dung Count

Lot No: 27

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79311000
79311200
71355000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Deer – Dung count – self explanatory; provides data on levels of deer density

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 640 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Deer – Nearest Neighbour

Lot No: 28

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79311000
71355000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— Deer – nearest neighbour involves tracking populations of deer moving through the forest and plotting this out.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Production and Attribute Surveys – North Region

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM6

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Dtaa collection, using similar techniques to production surveys, used to inform our sub compartment database as to the species composition and stocking density and various other attributes.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 324 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Drone Survey Work

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200
60440000
71354200
79961200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Drone surveys and related work – most of the work will be a wind blow event, or a fence line needs inspected, or aerial photography is needed for mapping. There will be working in a forest environment, and there may be a requirement for specialist equipment – e.g. detecting fire risks using IR

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Regeneration Surveys – North Region

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM6

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— Regen surveys – contractors will have to do stratification, and then conduct a plot based assessment on the amount and nature of any regeneration in the area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 80 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

SDA Surveys – North Region

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79311000
71355000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM6

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For commercially planted crops – an assessment of establishing the number of trees planted at the correct spacing

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 116 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Production and Attribute Surveys – East Region

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM7

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Data collection gathered to inform how much timber is available or will be extracted from the site.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 312 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Production and Attribute Surveys – West Region

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79311000
71355000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Data collection gathered to inform how much timber is available or will be extracted from the site.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 532 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Production and Attribute Surveys – Central Region

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Data collection gathered to inform how much timber is available or will be extracted from the site.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Production and Attribute Surveys – South Region

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM9

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Data collection gathered to inform how much timber is available or will be extracted from the site.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 236 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

SDA Surveys – East Region

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM7

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For commercially planted crops – an assessment of establishing the number of trees planted at the correct spacing

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 84 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

SDA Surveys – West Region

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For commercially planted crops – an assessment of establishing the number of trees planted at the correct spacing

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 132 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

SDA Surveys – Central Region

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For commercially planted crops – an assessment of establishing the number of trees planted at the correct spacing

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Regeneration Surveys – East Region

Lot No: 13

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM7

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— Regen surveys – contractors will have to do stratification, and then conduct a plot based assessment on the amount and nature of any regeneration in the area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 44 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Regeneration Surveys – West Region

Lot No: 14

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— Regen surveys – contractors will have to do stratification, and then conduct a plot based assessment on the amount and nature of any regeneration in the area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Regeneration Surveys – Central Region

Lot No: 15

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— Regen surveys – contractors will have to do stratification, and then conduct a plot based assessment on the amount and nature of any regeneration in the area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Walkthrough Establishment Surveys – North Region

Lot No: 17

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM6

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Walk-throughs are a high-level survey in newly establishing forest areas to determine whether a plotting exercise is required, and what kind of management is required. This data is used to manage regeneration and planting sites.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Walkthrough Establishment Surveys – West Region

Lot No: 19

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Walk-throughs are a high-level survey in newly establishing forest areas to determine whether a plotting exercise is required, and what kind of management is required. This data is used to manage regeneration and planting sites.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 72 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Walkthrough Establishment Surveys – East Region

Lot No: 18

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Walk-throughs are a high-level survey in newly establishing forest areas to determine whether a plotting exercise is required, and what kind of management is required. This data is used to manage regeneration and planting sites.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 92 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Walkthrough Establishment Surveys – Central Region

Lot No: 20

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Walk-throughs are a high-level survey in newly establishing forest areas to determine whether a plotting exercise is required, and what kind of management is required. This data is used to manage regeneration and planting sites.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

SDA Surveys – South Region

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM9

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For commercially planted crops – an assessment of establishing the number of trees planted at the correct spacing

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 258 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Hylobius Surveys – North Region

Lot No: 22

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77231200
71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM6

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Hylobius surveys – assess the population density of weevils, and their distribution through the Forestry estate.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 92 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Hylobius Surveys – East Region

Lot No: 23

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM7

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Hylobius surveys – assess the population density of weevils, and their distribution through the Forestry estate.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 92 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Hylobius Surveys – West Region

Lot No: 24

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Hylobius surveys – assess the population density of weevils, and their distribution through the Forestry estate.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 72 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Hylobius Surveys – Central Region

Lot No: 25

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Hylobius surveys – assess the population density of weevils, and their distribution through the Forestry estate.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 72 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Hylobius Surveys – South Region

Lot No: 26

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM9

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Hylobius surveys – assess the population density of weevils, and their distribution through the Forestry estate.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 72 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Regeneration Surveys – South Region

Lot No: 16

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— Regen surveys – contractors will have to do stratification, and then conduct a plot based assessment on the amount and nature of any regeneration in the area.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 36 000.00 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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Walkthrough Establishment Surveys – South Region

Lot No: 21

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71355000
79311000
79311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
NUTS code: UKM9

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Walk-throughs are a high-level survey in newly establishing forest areas to determine whether a plotting exercise is required, and what kind of management is required. This data is used to manage regeneration and planting sites.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000.00 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: no
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

List and brief description of conditions:

N/a.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Employers Liability Min 5 000 000 GBP per claim (this is a legal requirement). There are a small number of exceptions. Please refer to HSE Guidance HSE 40 Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance Act 1969).

Professional indemnity insurance min 1 000 000 GBP per claim.

Public liability min 5 000 000 GBP per claim.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 8
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/a

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 128-313190

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 28/08/2019
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/08/2019
Local time: 12:30
Place:

Silvan House, Edinburgh, EH12 7AT.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

In 4 years time there will be a requirement for re-tendering exercise.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The maximum number of suppliers, 8, relates to each individual lot and not the overall framework.

ESPD evaluation will be scored as pass/fail. Should any question be scored ‘fail’ the entire bid shall be set aside.

Where the bidder relies on the capacities of other entities in order to meet the selection criteria they must provide a separate ESPD for each entity. Please read the instructions on the ESPD Section 2C.1 for full details.

If the bidder intends to subcontract any share of the contract, then the bidder will be required to submit a separate ESPD (Part II A&B, and Part III A&B only) for each subcontractor.

Please read the instructions on the ESPD Section 2D.1 and 2D.1.2.

Where changes are made (with the agreement of FLS) to the other entities that the bidder relies on in order to meet the selection criteria they must provide a separate ESPD for each new/replacement member to the FLS Contract Manager.

The ESPD will be reviewed by FLS to determine the appropriateness of the new/replacement member. FLS’ decision on whether or not to allow the change/addition will be final.

FLS may modify the contract, irrespective of the monetary value of those modifications, within the scope permitted as allowed under Reg 72 (1) of The Public Contracts Scotland Regulations 2015, should Operational reasons require it.

Actual requirements can vary due to changes in (for example):

— biotic damaging factors,

— abiotic damaging factors,

— unexplained levels of plant mortality not associated with poor plant handling practices or poor planting practice,

— policy change.

The FC guide to PCS-T here:

https://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/images/corporate/pdf/pcs-tender-guidance.pdf

The supplier developer programme is available to assist suppliers with public procurement including training events:

https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/region/forestry-commission/

Please be aware that the values listed are ex. VAT

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 13814

For more information see:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 13814

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a subcontract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Although the overall value for the framework is over 4 000 000 GBP, this is split between 28 lots, and each of the lots may have up to 8 suppliers on it. Work will be awarded in smaller packages and it is therefore impossible to guarantee successful bidders the level of work that would justify FLS requesting a subcontracting clause.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

Although the overall value for the framework is over 4 000 000 GBP, this is split between 28 lots, and each of the lots may have up to 8 suppliers on it. It is therefore impossible to guarantee successful bidders the level of work that would justify FLS requesting community benefits.

(SC Ref:591641)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Forestry and Land Scotland
1 Highlander Way, Inverness Retail Park
Inverness
IV2 7GB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000676000Internet address: http://https://forestryandland.gov.scot/
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:

19/07/2019