Marine – Coastal Offshore Casework Advice

Marine – Coastal Offshore Casework Advice

We will be awarding a Framework agreement for the supply of consultancy services on a range of topic areas for Marine and Coastal Casework.

United Kingdom-Bangor: Marine research services

2014/S 016-024532

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Natural Resources Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Llinos Hughes
LL57 2DW Bangor
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1248387153
E-mail: procurement.bangor@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0110

Further information can be obtained from: Natural Resources Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Llinos Hughes
LL57 2DW Bangor
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1248387153
E-mail: llinos.hughes@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
Internet address: http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Natural Resources Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Llinos Hughes
LL57 2DW Bangor
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1248387153
E-mail: llinos.hughes@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
Internet address: http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Natural Resources Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Llinos Hughes
LL57 2DW Bangor
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1248387153
E-mail: llinos.hughes@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
Internet address: http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Welsh Government Sponsored Body
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment
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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Marine – Coastal Offshore Casework Advice.
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: Bangor, Gwynedd.
NUTS code UKL12

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

We will be awarding a Framework agreement for the supply of consultancy services on a range of topic areas for Marine and Coastal Casework.
Our intention is to award this Framework for a period of 4 years.
Framework will be split into 6 lots:
1. Marine Mammals;
2. Ornithology;
3. Coastal/Marine Physical Processes and Geomorphology;
4. Statistical analysis and design – Benthic Ecology;
5. Ecological Sensitivity – Benthic habitats, benthic species and fish;
6. Plankton.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=3997

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73112000, 98360000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 7.4.2014. Completion 7.4.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Marine Mammals

1)Short description

Independent expert input on marine mammal aspects of marine and coastal casework, particularly (but not exclusively) marine renewable energy proposals. Key aspects of advice would include, for example, underwater acoustics and the effects of noise on marine mammals (population consequences); survey/monitoring techniques and analysis of survey data (e.g. distance sampling, density surface modelling); statistical analysis/modelling techniques; the application of Potential Biological Removal techniques and other ‘harvest/collision’ models; cumulative and in-combination impacts assessment; population structuring, e.g. with respect to potential management units; and the effectiveness of mitigation approaches.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73112000

3)Quantity or scope

4 years
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Ornithology

1)Short description

Independent expert input on ornithology aspects of marine and coastal casework, with an emphasis on offshore wind developments. Key aspects of advice would be on statistical analysis/modelling approaches e.g. the application of Potential Biological Removal techniques and Collision Risk Modelling, survey techniques and analysis of survey data e.g. distance sampling, density surface modelling.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73112000

3)Quantity or scope

4 years
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Coastal/Marine Physical Processes and Geomorphology

1)Short description

Independent expert input with respect to coastal / physical process and water quality aspects of marine and coastal casework, in particular marine renewable energy proposals. Key aspects of advice would include recommendations for data collection/collation, analysis, modelling and interpretation to ensure that a robust impact assessment is undertaken. One of the main tasks will be to review detailed modelling outputs and advise on robustness/validity. Constructing and running hydrodynamic models to provide NRW with evidence on proposed impacts of management measures in the field of water quality will also be required. Advice on monitoring may also be required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73112000

3)Quantity or scope

4 years
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Statistical analysis and design – Benthic Ecology

1)Short description

Independent expert input with respect to the design and subsequent statistical analysis of benthic surveys, including characterisation surveys carried out as part of the EIA process and post consent / construction benthic monitoring programmes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73112000

3)Quantity or scope

4 years
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Ecological Sensitivity – Benthic habitats, benthic species and fish

1)Short description

Independent expert input with respect to the sensitivity of intertidal and subtidal benthic habitats and species to anthropogenic impacts e.g. disturbance, physical barriers causing changes in tidal amplitude, dredging and dredge material disposal, sediment composition modification, accidental introduction of INNS. Also to include expert input on fish ecology aspects of marine and coastal casework. Advice on mitigation and compensation, especially in intertidal and coastal habitats may also be required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73112000

3)Quantity or scope

4 years
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Plankton

1)Short description

Independent expert input with respect to impacts on pelagic ecosystems. To include advice on impingement and entrainment of plankton in power station cooling systems.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73112000

3)Quantity or scope

4 years
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:

Delivery Payment.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If you are bidding as a consortium, you must provide the following information:
— full details of the consortium; and
— the information sought in this ITT for each of the consortium’s constituent members as part of a single complete response.
You should provide details of the actual or proposed percentage shareholding of the constituent members within the consortium in a separate Annex. If as a consortium you are not proposing to form a corporate entity, please provide full details of alternative proposed arrangements in the Annex. However, please note we reserve the right to require a successful consortium to form a single legal entity under Regulation 28 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
We recognise that arrangements about consortia may (within limits) be subject to future change. You should therefore respond in the light of current arrangements. We remind you that you must tell us about any future proposed change to your consortia so we can make a further assessment by applying the selection criteria to the new information you provide.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
What was your turnover in each of the last two financial years (if you are a consortium please state aggregated turnover)?
Please state if you are able to provide one of the following set out below:
A copy of your audited accounts for the most recent two years.
A statement of your turnover, profit & loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading.
A statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position.
Alternative means of demonstrating financial status if trading for less than a year.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Part B in ITT.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years;
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(4) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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:

362 ACCW 13
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 21.2.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.3.2014 – 14:00
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.
Other: Welsh
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

until: 7.4.2014
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 7.3.2014 – 14:00
Place:

Procuement Department, Natural Resources for Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(WA Ref:3997)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Natural Resources Wales
Procurement Department, Natural Resources for Wales, Maes y Ffynnnon, Penrhosgarnedd
LL57 2DN Bangor
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.bangor@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1248387195
Internet address: www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Chartrered Insistute of Arbriators
12 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:21.1.2014