Consumer Habit Surveys Around Nuclear Sites in England and Wales

Consumer Habit Surveys Around Nuclear Sites in England and Wales

he contractor will be required to undertake fieldwork for collection of habit data around two nuclear sites per year and a smaller survey for data around Sellafield to take into account annual changes in marine food consumption and intertidal occupancy.

UK-York: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2013/S 048-078237

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Food Standards Agency
1-2 Peasholme Green
YO1 7PR York
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: fsa.procurement@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.food.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://fsa-esourcing.eurodyn.com

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

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Health
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:

Food Standards Agency – FS131008 – Habit Surveys Around Nuclear Sites in England and Wales
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
NUTS code UK

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)

The Agency provides advice to the UK environment agencies on the food safety implications of discharges, both routine and emergency, of radioactive waste to the environment from the operations of nuclear and non-nuclear sites. This is primarily done by undertaking radiological dose (risk) assessments. The Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive, Council Directive 96/29/Euratom, requires the assessment to offer a protective approach but proportionate to the risks. As such, representative local consumption rates need to be used in the calculations, derived from surveys of consumer habits from around nuclear sites. Where site specific data is collected and applied, a degree of site specific realism will be introduced to radiological assessments. The habit data can be used for prospective and retrospective dose assessments. The results of retrospective doses using levels of radioactivity from monitoring data are published, in collaboration with the UK environment agencies, in the Agency’s annual radiological monitoring report, “Radioactivity in Food and the Environment” (RIFE). The habit survey data is used by the Environment Agency and the Office for Nuclear Regulation. This work is, therefore, a jointly funded venture between the partner organisations – the Food Standards Agency, the Environment Agency and the Office for Nuclear Regulation. The Evidence Requirement Proposals are invited to carry out Habit Surveys Around Nuclear Sites in England and Wales The contractor will be required to undertake fieldwork for collection of habit data around two nuclear sites per year and a smaller survey for data around Sellafield to take into account annual changes in marine food consumption and intertidal occupancy. The smaller survey will not happen when Sellafield is one of the two sites selected for a full survey. In some years, there may be a need for a third survey to be undertaken.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73110000, 73300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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 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:

FS131008
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

12.4.2013 – 17:00
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

Date: 16.4.2013
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: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.3.2013