Applied Environmental Economics Framework for Environment Agency

Applied Environmental Economics Framework for Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is sourcing suppliers for a national framework agreement for applied environmental economic advice.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Economic research services

2013/S 127-218404

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environment Agency
Head Office Procurement, Environment Agency, Horizon House, Deanery Road
For the attention of: Victoria Johnson
BS1 5AH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1179344387
E-mail: victoria.johnson1@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.sell2ea.com

Further information can be obtained from: Environment Agency eSourcing Portal
Select ‘Suppliers click here’ link on portal below to register
Internet address: www.sell2EA.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Environment Agency eSourcing Portal
Select ‘Suppliers click here’ link on portal below to register
Internet address: www.sell2EA.com

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Environment Agency eSourcing Portal
Select ‘Suppliers click here’ link on the portal below to register
Internet address: www.sell2ea.com

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Applied Environmental Economics Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: England.
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: 6
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: 1 000 000 GBP

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

The Environment Agency is sourcing suppliers for a national framework agreement for applied environmental economic advice. This will cover environmental and ecosystem service valuation, cost-benefit analysis, economic appraisal and impact assessment in any area of the Environment Agencys work including but not limited to Business Regulation, Wastes, Water/PR09/Water Framework Directive, Flood Risk Management, Ecosystem Services, Economic Instruments, Climate Change, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Local Economic Partnership.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79311400, 79311410, 79315000, 79300000, 90711000, 90713000

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: 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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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 contracts.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Evidence of economic and financial standing and technical competence will be required, each applicant may be required to complete a supplier selection stage on our tendering portal before being invited forward to tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Evidence of economic and financial standing and technical competence will be required, each applicant may be required to complete a supplier selection stage on our tendering portal before being invited forward to tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Evidence of economic and financial standing and technical competence will be required, each applicant may be required to complete a supplier selection stage on our tendering portal before being invited forward 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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Details contained within pre-qualification documents available on our tendering portal.
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:

EAAA-98KKDE(0041)
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 103-175279 of 30.5.2013

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: 1.8.2013 – 09:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.8.2013 – 09:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: no
VI.3)Additional information

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information:
This exercise shall be conducted using the Environment Agency’s eSourcing portal provided by Due North. Candidates shall only be considered by registering their expression of interest on our portal at www.sell2ea.co.uk

Click on the ‘Suppliers click here’ link and then Register Free on the portal. Login to the portal with the username/password then find this opportunity in the Search Latest Opportunities area and click on the relevant hyperlink relating to this contract. Those published in this area are opportunities open to any registered supplier. Once in the opportunity click the Register Interest button at the bottom of the page. This will then inform the buyer that you have registered an interest and you will receive confirmation of this via a system generated e-mail. Expressions of Interest sent directly to the contact person placing this notice will not be considered and shall not be responded to. You may contact this person for advice for information regarding the contracting opportunity but for all portal issues click on the Support area on the supplier registration page.
Right to Cancel: 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.
Other Authorities Involved: This framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency may require the successful bidder(s) to provide the 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://archive.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, Welsh Assembly including its Executive Agencies e.g. Natural Resources Wales.

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: Standstill: The Environment Agency will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.6.2013