Heritage Asset Assessment for Territorial Waters

Heritage Asset Assessment for Territorial Waters

Heritage Asset Assessment:in Relation to Marine Designation Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Territorial Waters.

UK-Swindon: Archaeological services

2013/S 046-074360

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

English Heritage
The Engine House, Firefly Avenue
For the attention of: Charlotte Winter
SN2 1EH Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073942987
E-mail: nhpctenders@english-heritage.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.english-heritage.org.uk

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Cadw
Welsh Government, Plas Carew
CF15 7QQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM

Historic Scotland
Longmore House
EH9 1SH Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM

Department of Environment
Clarence Court
BT2 8GB Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Heritage Asset Assessment:in Relation to Marine Designation Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Territorial Waters
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Archaeological services. Archaeological services in relation to Marine Designation. The overall aim of the 2-year project is to provide high quality information to Historic Scotland, Cadw, and NIEA, to enable the protection and management of marine heritage assets in a manner appropriate to their significance, both at the coast and within UK territorial waters adjacent to Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland respectively.
This will be achieved through the provision and deployment of an array of archaeological field capabilities as directed by Historic Scotland, Cadw or NIEA, including, but not limited to, desk-based assessment, diver-based investigation and remote sensing in order to:
– Undertake specific assessment and/or targeted investigation, and;
– Maintain & deliver an archive of primary data and reports to include site reports, documentary research and logs, digital data including GIS information, bathymetry and imagery.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351914

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

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

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Regarding only marine heritage assets within the seaward limits of UK territorial waters adjacent to Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland exclusively, the scope of the project is twofold:
a) to undertake assessment and remedial actions in respect of designated marine heritage assets at risk through neglect, decay or other threats; and
b) undertake assessment of candidate sites for statutory designation under the various regimes in use in Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland.
After commissioning
In May 2013 and in February 2014, a work plan for the year will be discussed with each of the Heritage Agencies in accordance with their allocation. The work plan for each specific site will be detailed in a Brief for Archaeological Services provided by the respective Heritage Agency representative and agreed in advance with the Contractor.
Prior to the commencement of field investigations, the contractor will be expected to agree with the English Heritage Contract Manager an annual plan covering Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland.
With reference to guidance set out in relevant Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment (MoRPHE: English Heritage, 2006) Technical Guides and Project Planning Notes, as well as the codes, standards and relevant guidance set out by the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA) or those provided by the respective heritage agencies, the following methods are to be employed:
Archaeological Assessment. Survey and assessment standards, desk-based/archival studies and assessments, geophysical and ROV survey, diver-based surveys, recording and recovery strategies, artefact collection & conservation policies, and the requirement for developmental work will be addressed in the method statement. The method statement will also describe how the methods will satisfy the objectives of the work, including management of lost time due to adverse weather conditions. Where appropriate, reference should be made to professional standards and guidance, to specific organisational procedures and manuals.
Post-assessment Methodology, Administration and Dissemination. Details of project archive preparation, project administration, time accounting, equipment (to include navigational and positioning equipment), computer hardware and software, photographic and office equipment, and describe how the methods will satisfy the objectives of the work and the standards to be worked to shall be included. Where appropriate, reference should be made to dissemination strategies related to the objectives of the work, professional standards and guidance, and to specific organisational procedures and manuals.
Diving, Navigation, Seamanship and Maritime Safety. Compliance with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 and any other relevant current legislation and guidance for safe working practices at sea and on the coast will be met.
The Project Design should expand on the details above as necessary; the Commissioned Organisation will be expected to demonstrate a clear methodology that will meet the project’s aims and objectives, as set out above. Where alternative methods are proposed, these will be considered on their merits.
For project planning purposes, the Designated Datasets held for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland are available as follows
Country Data-set Available from
Scotland GIS shapefiles showing boundaries of designated sites http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2100:10:0

Information on designated and undesignated sites http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/heritage/wrecksites.htm www.rcahms.gov.uk

Wales GIS files showing boundaries of designated sites On request from nigel.davies@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Information on designated and undesignated sites http://coflein.gov.uk/en/search/

www.archwilio.org.uk

please note – for most up to date maritime information, contact Deanna Groom Deanna.groom@rcahmw.gov.uk

N. Ireland GIS shapefiles showing boundaries of designated sites On request from Rhonda.robinson@doeni.gov.uk

Information on designated and undesignated sites On request from Rhonda.robinson@doeni.gov.uk

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 112 000 and 120 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.5.2013. Completion 31.3.2015

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

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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
All economic operators expressing an interest in this tender will be asked to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which will be issued to all. On the basis of the responses to the questionnaire English Heritage will select the suppliers who will be invited to tender.
Expressions of interest should be addressed to Charlotte Winter Telephone +44 2073942987 Email HHPCtenders@english-heritage.org.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in 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

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 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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:
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

31.3.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

9.4.2013
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

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.
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GO Reference: GO-201331-PRO-4623653

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:1.3.2013