Animal and Plant Health Modelling Services Framework – DEFRA

Animal and Plant Health Modelling Services Framework – DEFRA

The authority is seeking to establish a framework to provide access to quantitative modelling capability and tools for animal and plant pest and disease modelling.

United Kingdom-London: Technical services

2019/S 210-513445

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Defra Group Commercial eTendering Portal
Postal address: 17 Nobel House
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: louise.moizer@defra.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072385921Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

Address of the buyer profile: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

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://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Animal and Plant Health Modelling Services Framework

Reference number: Project 25333

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71356000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority is seeking to establish a framework to provide access to quantitative modelling capability and tools for animal and plant pest and disease modelling and expert analysis to meet occasional ad-hoc policy requests. The authority requires providers to be available to respond to emergency situations in the form of expert consultation and/or input to modelling exercises. The purpose of carrying out this analysis is to inform policy decisions which may need to be made quickly, sometimes based on evidence that is not complete.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Animal Health Modelling Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71356000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority is seeking to appoint multiple providers. The framework will be divided into 2 lots:

Lot 1: Animal Health Modelling Services;

Lot 2: Plant Health Modelling Services.

This framework replaces the quantitative modelling standing capacity (QMSC), reference 21334. This was the authority’s previous framework for animal and plant health modelling services which expired in June 2019.

The authority is the United Kingdom (UK) Government Department responsible for the environment, food and farming and rural affairs. The authority’s priorities are to secure a healthy natural environment; a sustainable, low-carbon economy; a thriving farming sector and a sustainable, healthy and secure food supply. Further information on the Authority can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs.

The authority is committed to ensuring the UK remains a world-leading food and farming nation based on high standards of animal health and welfare. As a part of this, one of the authority’s key objectives is to ensure our country is well protected against natural threats and hazards. The authority takes the lead on planning for and responding to incidents or occurrences (Outbreaks) of notifiable pests and diseases of animals (in England and Wales) and plants (in England).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 month extension option.

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:

Plant Health Modelling Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71356000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority is seeking to appoint multiple providers. The framework will be divided into 2 lots:

Lot 1: Animal Health Modelling Services;

Lot 2: Plant Health Modelling Services.

This framework replaces the quantitative modelling standing capacity (QMSC), reference 21334. This was the authority’s previous framework for animal and plant health modelling services which expired in June 2019.

The authority is the United Kingdom (UK) Government Department responsible for the environment, food and farming and rural affairs. The authority’s priorities are to secure a healthy natural environment; a sustainable, low-carbon economy; a thriving farming sector and a sustainable, healthy and secure food supply. Further information on the authority can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs.

The authority is committed to ensuring the UK remains a world-leading food and farming nation based on high standards of animal health and welfare. As a part of this, one of the Authority’s key objectives is to ensure our country is well protected against natural threats and hazards. The authority takes the lead on planning for and responding to incidents or occurrences (Outbreaks) of notifiable pests and diseases of animals (in England and Wales) and plants (in England).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 month extension option.

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

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
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 153-377217

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

Date: 26/11/2019
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/11/2019
Local time: 12:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Other contracting authorities: this framework agreement will be open to other contracting bodies, as listed below:

— Ministry of Defence (MoD),

— Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS),

— Department of Health (DoH),

— Home Office (HO),

— Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL),

— Scottish Government (SG),

— Welsh Government (WG),

— the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is a government department in the Northern Ireland Executive (DARDNI),

— Food Standards Agency (FSA),

— Food Standards Agency (FSA) Scotland,

— all local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. (Available at https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/guidance-and-resources/communications-support/digital-councils/social-media/go-further/a-z-councils-online (for England and Wales) and https://www.scottishlaw.org.uk/scotlaw/locgov.html (for Scotland)).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Defra Group Commercial
Postal address: 17 Nobel House
Town: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: louise.moizer@defra.gov.ukInternet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
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:

25/10/2019