Environmental Management Tender – Ouse Washes Habitat Creation for Coveney site

Environmental Management Tender –  Ouse Washes Habitat Creation for Coveney site

Site establishment, creation and site management of up to 206 ha site(s) in order to provide optimal habitat conditions for target bird species such as breeding black tailed godwit, snipe, ruff and wintering widgeon.

United Kingdom-Solihull: Environmental management

2013/S 155-270651

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environment Agency
Central Procurement (Midlands – Sapphire), Sapphire East, 550 Streetsbrook Road
For the attention of: Miss Qumula Syed
B91 1QT Solihull
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1217115978
E-mail: qumula.syed@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Ouse Washes habitat creation for Coveney site.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Services
Coveney site NGR TL468836 Cambridgeshire
NUTS code UKH1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Up to 24 years. 3 year contract with 3 year renewal options.

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

Site establishment, creation and site management of up to 206 ha site(s) in order to provide optimal habitat conditions for target bird species such as breeding black tailed godwit, snipe, ruff and wintering widgeon.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90710000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
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:

Phase1 122ha . Complete field scale habitat establishment works and subsequent mangement of site.
Phase 2 up to 84 ha. Land is adjacent to phase 1 site. Discussions are ongoing with respect to land ownership therefore total ha at this stage is not known. Scope of works will be similar to phase 1. Phase 2 will be let as an option. We reserve the right not to award all of this option or award less than 84 ha.
Range shown is minimum and maximum value of both phases, assuming 122 ha and 84 ha respectively.
Range value excludes potential income that could be generated from the site, therefore range could be less than values stated once income has been taken into account.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 360 and 1 200 720 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Phase1 122ha . Complete field scale habitat establishment works and subsequent mangement of site.
Phase 2 up to 84 ha. Land is adjacent to phase 1 site. Discussions are ongoing with respect to land ownership therefore total ha at this stage is not known. Scope of works will be similar to phase 1. Phase 2 will be let as an option.
3 year renewals will be subject to criteria set out in management agreement.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 7
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 288 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Phase 1

1)Short description

Phase1 122 ha. Complete field scale habitat establishment works and subsequent mangement of site.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90710000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Phase 2

1)Short description

Phase 2 up to 84 ha. Land is adjacent to phase 1 site. Discussions are ongoing with respect to land ownership therefore total ha at this stage is not known. Scope of works will be similar to phase 1. Phase 2 will be let as an option.
Due to uncertainty at this stage regarding land negotiations at this site, we reserve the right not to award this option or to award less than 84 ha.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90710000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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

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

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

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
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:

EAAA97XHLM
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 19.9.2013 – 10:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

19.9.2013 – 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. If the contact person is not available please contact Noah Maheya on the same number.

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.

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:

8.8.2013