Environmental Consultancy for Defence Equipment and Support

Environmental Consultancy for Defence Equipment and Support

Provision of Independent Specialist Consultancy Support (ISCS) to RAF Bird Control Policy.

UK-High Wycombe: Environmental issues consultancy services

2013/S 100-171605

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DE&S Commercial Commands and Centre, DE&S
Nimrod Building (Number 7), 3 Site, RAF High Wycombe
Contact point(s): Comrcl 3a1
HP14 4UE High Wycombe
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1494494381
Fax: +44 1494494400

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Defence
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:

Provision of Independent Specialist Consultancy Support (ISCS) to RAF Bird Control Policy.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 20: Supporting and auxiliary transport services
NUTS code UKJ13

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 a single operator
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:
Range: between 348 000 and 800 000 GBP

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

Environmental issues consultancy services. This requirement is for the Provision of Independent Specialist Consultancy Support (ISCS) to RAF Bird Control Policy.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has a legal responsibility to ensure that its operations are conducted in as safe a manner as is reasonably practicable, as stipulated in the Sectretary of State for Defence’s policy statement ‘Safety, Health and Environmental Protection in the Ministry of Defence’, and the provision of an Independent Consultancy forms part of this process. To achieve this, the RAF requires an independent organization to oversee bird control policy, as well as the standardization and performance of unit Bird Control Staff in compliance with UK Government legal obligations.
The Authority requires an organization for minimizing the effect upon its aircraft operations caused by collision with birds.
when undertaking the provision of services, the Contractoris to undertake activity within the following subject areas:
-Safeguarding Cases,
-Periodic Standard Checks,
-Wildlife Habitat Surveys,
-Expert Witness (at Public Enquiries),
-Expert Witness (at MoD Enquiries),
-Bird Strike Remains Analysis,
-Courses of Instruction,
-Bird Avoidance Management Geographical Information System (BAMGIS) Mission Planning Aid.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000

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: 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:

As detailed in II.1.5.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 348 000 and 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:
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
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
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 6
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

ACT/04199 – Provision of Independent Specialist Consultancy Support (ISCS) to RAF Bird Control Policy
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

26.6.2013 – 10:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Contract Award Notice expected to be issued December 2013.
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 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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-2013523-DCB-4826185

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

DE&S Commercial Comands and Centre, DE&S
Comrcl 3a1, Nimrod Building (Number 7), 3 Site, RAF High Wycombe
HP14 4UE High Wycombe
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 14944944381
Fax: +44 1494494400

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:23.5.2013