Environmental Land Management Payments Methodology

Environmental Land Management Payments Methodology

The new ELM system will be the cornerstone of our agricultural and environmental policies in England.

United Kingdom-London: Research consultancy services

2018/S 232-530434

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Nobel House
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072385921
E-mail: Network.Procurement@defra.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk
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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Environmental Land Management Payments Methodology

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The new ELM system will be the cornerstone of our agricultural and environmental policies in England. The system will help the Government to deliver its manifesto commitment to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than it inherited, as set out in the recently published 25 year environment plan.

Farming and forestry cover 80 % of land in the UK. Farmers and foresters are therefore crucial to achieving the goals set out in the recently published 25 year environment plan. It is currently envisaged that all land managers who can deliver environmental benefits will be able to participate in ELM. The new ELM system will help to preserve the investment in our countryside that has already been made and delivered by farmers and foresters involved in past agri-environment schemes, and to enhance this further.

The objective of this work is to identify and explore the most suitable options for a payment methodology to be used for England’s new ELM system.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Research and Development

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

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

Duration in months: 9
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

List and brief description of conditions:

The Contractor shall have expertise in natural capital approaches and principles. This should include:

— experience applying these approaches and principles in projects in the UK and/or elsewhere to deliver environmental benefits in the context of agriculture, forestry, freshwater and land management decisions and/or policy,

— experience analysing and/or developing markets and payments for ecosystem services.

The Contractor shall have expertise in environmental valuation.

The Contractor shall have experience with agri-environment schemes in the UK and/or elsewhere, including how payment methods and rates are set.

The Contractor shall have the ability to generate innovative thinking and solutions.

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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 11/01/2019
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/01/2019
Local time: 13:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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: