WRAP Individual Technical Advisors Framework

WRAP Individual Technical Advisors Framework

Technical advisors are required in 5 sector Lots: Lot 1 — Food and drink. Lot 2 — Clothing and textiles.
Lot 3 — Electricals and electronics.

United Kingdom-Banbury: Environmental issues consultancy services

2016/S 040-065655

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Waste and Resources Action Programme
Second Floor, Blenheim Court, 19 George Street
Contact point(s): https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8WQRZ4J93R
For the attention of: Rosy Holloway
OX16 5BH Banbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1295819629
E-mail: rosy.holloway@wrap.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wrap.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.wrap.org.uk/tenders

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8WQRZ4J93R

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8WQRZ4J93R

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

Body governed by public law

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:

Individual Technical Advisors Framework.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other 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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 4 100 000 GBP

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

Environmental issues consultancy services. Refuse and waste related services. Market research services. Economic research services. Public-opinion polling services. Statistical services. WRAP is creating a framework of specialist individuals that can be appointed on a flexible as and when basis to support the delivery of WRAP’s project work by providing technical expertise to WRAP’s programme delivery teams.
Technical advisors are required in 5 sector Lots:
Lot 1 — Food and drink.
Lot 2 — Clothing and textiles.
Lot 3 — Electricals and electronics.
Lot 4 — Waste and resource management.
Lot 5 — Social research, evaluation and economics (in all sectors).
The work is expected to predominantly relate to the UK and its countries, although work relating to other countries in Europe and worldwide could potentially be required.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000, 90500000, 79310000, 79311400, 79320000, 79330000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

— Seven individual technical advisors will be appointed to each Lot.
— Each individual can be appointed to 1 or more Lots.
— Framework contracts will be awarded for an initial 12 months period (with an option for WRAP to extend them by a further 12 months).
— The contract of each technical advisor will be limited to 50 000 GBP including VAT per year (with the option for WRAP to extend this to 70 000 GBP) across all Lots to which they are appointed.
— Selection for this Framework offers no guarantee of work and use will depend on the varying and flexible requirements of WRAP’s Programme teams throughout the year.
— Assignments called off under this Framework will be awarded on a direct award basis based on WRAP’s assessment of the original applications against the specific requirements of the assignment, using the evaluation criteria detailed within the Invitation to Tender.
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: 1 Lot title: Food and Drink

1)Short description

Individual technical advisors that can provide specific specialisms and activities focussed on specific audiences, relating to sustainable food and drink. The specialisms, activities and audiences are defined in Part A Table A1 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000 – UA01 – UA02

3)Quantity or scope

Seven individual technical advisors will be appointed to the Lot.
The contract of each technical advisor will be limited to 50 000 GBP including VAT per year (with the option for WRAP to extend this to 70 000 GBP) across all Lots to which they are appointed.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 816 666 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Clothing and Textiles

1)Short description

Individual technical advisors that can provide specific specialisms and activities focussed on specific audiences, relating to sustainable clothing and textiles. The specialisms, activities and audiences are defined in Part A Table A1 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000 – UB02

3)Quantity or scope

Seven individual technical advisors will be appointed to the Lot.
The contract of each technical advisor will be limited to 50 000 GBP including VAT per year (with the option for WRAP to extend this to 70 000 GBP) across all Lots to which they are appointed.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 816 666 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Electricals and Electronics

1)Short description

Individual technical advisors that can provide specific specialisms and activities focussed on specific audiences, relating to sustainable electricals and electronics. The specialisms, activities and audiences are defined in Part A Table A1 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000 – KA03

3)Quantity or scope

Seven individual technical advisors will be appointed to the Lot.
The contract of each technical advisor will be limited to 50 000 GBP including VAT per year (with the option for WRAP to extend this to 70 000 GBP) across all Lots to which they are appointed.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 816 666 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Waste and Resource Management

1)Short description

Individual technical advisors that can provide specific specialisms and activities focussed on specific audiences, relating to waste and resource management. The specialisms, activities and audiences are defined in Part A Table A1 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000, 90500000

3)Quantity or scope

Seven individual technical advisors will be appointed to the Lot.
The contract of each technical advisor will be limited to 50 000 GBP including VAT per year (with the option for WRAP to extend this to 70 000 GBP) across all Lots to which they are appointed.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 816 666 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Social Research, Evaluation and Economics

1)Short description

Individual technical advisors that can provide specific social research, evaluation and economics specialisms and activities focussed on specific audiences. The specialisms, activities and audiences are defined in Part A Table A1 of the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000, 79320000, 79330000, 79311400

3)Quantity or scope

Seven individual technical advisors will be appointed to the Lot.
The contract of each technical advisor will be limited to 50 000 GBP including VAT per year (with the option for WRAP to extend this to 70 000 GBP) across all Lots to which they are appointed.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 816 666 GBP
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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Terms and Conditions are provided in Part D of the Invitation toTender.
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: The requirements for participation, the evaluation criteria and the associated evaluation process are provided in Part C of the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The means of proof required to demonstrate financial standing are stated in Part B of the Invitation to Tender.
The evaluation criteria and the associated evaluation process are provided in Part C of the Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The standards required, the evaluation criteria and the associated evaluation process are provided in Part C of the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The means of proof required are stated in Part B of the Invitation to Tender.
The standards required, the evaluation criteria and the associated evaluation process are provided in Part C of the Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The standards required, the evaluation criteria and the associated evaluation process are provided in Part C of the Invitation to Tender.
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

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:

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

no

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

29.3.2016 – 23:55
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

Date: 30.3.2016 – 8:00
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): WRAP is currently involved in project/programmes in the FP7, Horizon 2020 and Life European Funding streams. Some individual items of work called off under the framework may relate to these and/or any other EU-funded projects/programmes WRAP becomes involved with, if the terms of the EU funding permit.

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
This procurement will be managed electronically through the Delta eSourcing suite.

Register on Delta at: www.delta-esourcing.com and click on ‘Supplier Register’.

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Please register and familiarise yourself with the process in Delta at the earliest opportunity and allow sufficient time before the deadline to submit your tender information.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Banbury:-Environmental-issues-consultancy-services./8WQRZ4J93R

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8WQRZ4J93R

GO Reference: GO-2016224-PRO-7804516.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

WRAP
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

WRAP
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: WRAP will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the point at which the intention to award contracts is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further information from the contracting authority or to challenge the award before the contracts are entered into. Such additional information should be requested from see Item I.1).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24.2.2016

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