Midlands Main River Maintenance
1. Channel and defence maintenance activities. The control of aquatic weed across the channel, managing vegetation growth on the channel, desilting activities, raised embankment maintenance and blockage removal. The contractor will be given a maintenance regime for each sub reach along the length of the watercourse.
UK-Solihull: riverbank protection works
Section I: Contracting authority
Sapphire East, 550 Streetsbrook Road
For the attention of: Paul Ocansey
B91 1QT Solihull
Telephone: +44 1217115974
General address of the contracting authority: www.environment-agency.gov.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
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
NUTS code UK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 10
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
1. Channel and defence maintenance activities. The control of aquatic weed across the channel, managing vegetation growth on the channel, desilting activities, raised embankment maintenance and blockage removal. The contractor will be given a maintenance regime for each sub reach along the length of the watercourse. The regime will relate to the environmental options and ensure the balance between the need of channel conveyance and the needs of the environment.
2. Incident Response. The contractors must have the capability to provide incident response. Specifically, contractors will provide operational staff to assist the Environment Agency in responding to flood events. Incident response activities will include 24 hour standby arrangements, deployment of labour during flood incidents, monitoring assets, operating assets and carrying out emergency repairs and emergency blockage removals.
3. Operational Inspections. Visual inspections of operational structures, defences and channels to be carried out by the contractor to ensure they remain at the required standard. Inspections may include removal of debris or obstructions during site visits.
4. Minor Asset Repairs. Improvements to existing structures. This will include minor building maintenance, minor masonry and concrete repairs, repair and maintenance of access tracks, and health and safety control measures. Structures vary in size from small flapped outfalls to pumping stations. However, repair works would typically be below 500 GBP in value per task.
The contracts will be based on specific geographical areas throughout the region and suppliers will be managed by local area staff specific to the area they are working in. The framework will be governed by the NEC Term Service Contract terms and conditions.
45246200, 45246000, 77312000, 77312100
Range: between 5 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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.
Other Authorities Involved, if applicable.
This framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency may require the successful bidder(s) to provide the goods/services on the same terms that are agreed as a result of this tender to the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and to its associated bodies including any Agencies and non departmental public bodies. A full list can be found at.
The successful bidder(s) may also be required to provide the services to local authorities in England and Wales. A full list may be found at.
Similarly the contractor may be required to supply the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Welsh Assembly Government, including its Agencies, and the Forestry Commission, including its Executive Agencies.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:18.10.2012