Forest Surveys Framework – Natural Resources Wales

Forest Surveys Framework – Natural Resources Wales

3 Lots. Crop Attribute Surveys – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

2020/S 200-486720

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Natural Resources Wales
Postal address: Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UKL WALES
Postal code: CF24 0TP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jana Paulova
E-mail: jana.paulova@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000653000
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0110

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Welsh Government Sponsored Body

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Forest Surveys Framework 2020-2024

 

Reference number: itt_82226

II.1.2)Main CPV code

77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NRW have a need for accurate data, provided through a range of forest surveys throughout the year; we require metrics for evidence (e.g. Audit and certification) and for timber sale purposes. Accuracy of the data collected and confidence in the method used (following UK standards) is key for the downstream use of these metrics, e.g. for sale, valuation or audit purposes.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 966 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Aerial Survey and Mapping

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services
48326000 Mapping software package
71354200 Aerial mapping services
72212326 Mapping software development services
71324000 Quantity surveying services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES
Main site or place of performance:

All Wales.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

From time-to-time rapid assessment of sites may be required by NRW to map the extent and/or condition of the vegetation present, necessitating the use of aerial surveys to produce high definition images for use in our GIS application. Mapping may be required for e.g. burned areas, windblow, restock sites, tree disease or thinnings, as directed by the surveys manager.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: quality aspect / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
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.2.13)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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Crop Attribute Surveys

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services
77200000 Forestry services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES
Main site or place of performance:

Seven geographical areas.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Attribute surveys are completed in crops of around 20 years old to validate and update the growing stock data held in our subcompartment database. This survey provides NRW with stocking density information, top height data, species and General Yield Class (GYC) as well as further qualitative data described in the specification, to enable us to make these updates.

Detailed information on eTenderWales portal.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality aspects / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
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.2.13)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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Stocking Density Assessments

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services
77200000 Forestry services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL WALES
Main site or place of performance:

Seven geographical areas.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The annual stocking density assessment (SDA) is carried out as an audit, to ensure adequate numbers of trees are present on each restock site. This assessment is carried out for young crops -up to the age of 5- to ascertain numbers of live trees per hectare, plantable gaps with a subjective assessment of the reasons for the tree losses.

The assessment may be carried out on a representative sample of the site through circular field plots or by counting all trees on the site by classifying images that are obtained through remote sensing.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality aspect / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
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.2.13)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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 12/11/2020
Local time: 13:00
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:

English, Welsh

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/11/2020
Local time: 13:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Instructions for submitting an expression of interest/completing the ITT.

1) Tenderers should register on the eTendering portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

2) Once registered, suppliers must express their interest as follows:

(a) login to the eTendering portal;

(b) select ITT;

(c) select ITT’s open to all suppliers;

(d) access the listing relating to the contract ITT: itt_82226 and view details;

(e) click on ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left hand side of the page.

3) Once you have expressed your interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs’, where you can download and where you can construct your reply as instructed.

4) For any support in submitting your expression of interest, please contact the eTendering helpdesk on 08003684852 or at help@bravosolution.co.uk

(WA Ref:101384)

Note: the authority is using eTenderWales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=104497

(WA Ref:104497)

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/10/2020