Ecology Mitigation St Helena

Ecology Mitigation St Helena

DFID is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide services to the Government of St Helena in connection with the construction of an airport on the island.

UK-East Kilbride: foreign economic-aid-related services

2012/S 80-131752

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843346

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

St Helena: lanscape and ecology mitigation programme (LEMP).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UNITED KINGDOM.
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)

DFID is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide services to the Government of St Helena in connection with the construction of an airport on the island. The objective of these services – the landscape and ecology mitigation programme (LEMP) – is to reduce and offset the permanent direct loss of habitat and indirect impacts on the landscape resource resulting from the construction of the airport and supporting infrastructure. It seeks to minimise the visual impacts of the infrastructure and to enhance the biodiversity and ecological value of the areas treated, many of which are environmentally sensitive. Among other things, an intensive programme of germplasm collection and nursery production of endemic and indigenous plant species for subsequent landscape planting (by the Contractor) will be required over the four year construction period. The supplier will design, manage and deliver the LEMP, working closely with stakeholders in St Helena. A background analysis of the requirement for the LEMP is given in the Environmental Statement (Volume 4 Appendix 10.2), which is available online at: The obligations of the Contractor and the Employer, in respect of landscape and habitat reinstatement, are set out in the Environmental Management Plan (Feb 2011), available at the same web site address. Further information can be found in the terms of reference for the programme.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200, 90700000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will run for a period of 3 and a half years with the possibility of an extension of up to 6 months dependent on programme need and supplier performance.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 42 (from the award of the contract)

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:

Prices are not required at the pre-qualification stage. However, when required, prices must be quoted in GBP Sterling. All payments will be made in GBP Sterling.
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per the PQQ supplier guidance note.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Adequacy of response to the terms of reference. Weighting 25

2. Quality of personnel. Weighting 25

3. Methodology. Weighting 25

4. Commercial. Weighting 25

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

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

23.5.2012 – 14:00
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

The location of services is St Helena. Expressions of interest should be submitted via the DFID Portal: using the PQQ guidance available. Draft terms of reference and background documents can also be found at this web site address. DFID programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of expressions of interest, DFID will invite shortlisted applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not shortlisted that they are unsuccessful. Prices are not required at PQQ stage. When required, pricing must be in Sterling and payments under the contract will be made in Sterling. The contract will be governed by English law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering processand not award a contract. From 1.4.2001, all UK development assistance has been fully untied which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts. Where circumstances require further extensions beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Lee Ferguson – DFID
Abercrombie house, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, G75 8EA

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: