Framework for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Framework for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) requires the services of appropriately qualified organisations to provide Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Assessment, including Environmental Monitoring Plans and Appropriate Assessments, Strategic Environmental Assessments and certain ad-hoc assignments such as; Hydro-ecological monitoring studies of riverine catchments.

United Kingdom-Treharris: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2013/S 169-294020

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) trading as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW)
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Contact point(s): Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC)
For the attention of: Duncan Lewis
CF46 6LY Treharris
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1443452620
E-mail: duncan.lewis@dwrcymru.com
Fax: +44 1443452515

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.dwrcymru.com

Electronic access to information: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Framework for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: All DCC’s operational area.
NUTS code UKL

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 several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP

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

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) requires the services of appropriately qualified organisations to provide Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Assessment, including Environmental Monitoring Plans and Appropriate Assessments, Strategic Environmental Assessments and certain ad-hoc assignments such as; Hydro-ecological monitoring studies of riverine catchments, Water Framework Directive studies, including those for Heavily Modified Waterbodies, Habitat and catchment improvement studies, including removal of barriers to fish migration and Enhanced and further stakeholder engagement and partnership working with third sector organisations.
This Notice is a request for expressions of interest for inclusion on a list of applicants to be invited to tender for these agreements. Applicants wishing to participate in the tender process are, in the first instance, required to submit a pre-qualification questionnaire. Please see VI.3 Additional Information for details on how to register to view the pre-qualification questionnaire.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about 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:

Whilst it is anticipated that the expenditure will be in the region of GBP 1M per annum in total, this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as DCC require for their operational needs.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract is for an initial 2 years with an option to extend for up to a further 3 years at the discretion of DCC. DCC reserve the right to award the contract to one or more providers. The estimated value above assumes that the option to extend is exercised.
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: 60 (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:

To be defined in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be defined in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

To be defined in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: All other conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender.
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: To be defined in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To be defined in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To be defined in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:

DCWW/256/2013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.10.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.10.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)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:

Suppliers instructions – How to Express Interest in this Opportunity:
1. Register your company on the DCC eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
– Browse to the DCC eSourcing Portal:
https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk and

click the link to register:
— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link.
(These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitation to Tenders open to any registered supplier)
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available),
— You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo eSourcing help desk – details are provided on the DCC eSourcing Portal.
Please note the following
— You must download the documents yourself after you have expressed an interest, they will NOT be sent to you,
— Expressions of Interest will ONLY be accepted through the eSourcing portal,
— All documentation must be returned electronically via the eSourcing portal.
Deadlines
— The deadline for the Electronic return of completed Pre Qualification Questionnaires is no later than 17:00 on 4.10.2013,
— The deadline for any clarification/ questions regarding this Pre Qualification Questionnaire will be no later than 17:00 on 23.9.2013.
Please note DCC will not respond to any dialogue after this deadline.
DCC reserves the right to change without notice the procedure for awarding the contract, to reject all or any bids for the contract, to cancel any or all lots, to terminate discussions with any or all interested applicants and/or stop the process and not award the contract at any time without liability on its part. DCC are not liable for any cost incurred by those expressing interest in negotiating or tendering for this contract.

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

Any appeals in this process should be addressed to the contact in I.1

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Tenderers have the right to challenge provided for within regulation 47 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales. Initial concerns shall be lodged with DCC in the first instance and thereafter the aggrieved party has the option to pursue via the legal system.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.8.2013