National Peatland Action Programme – Wales

National Peatland Action Programme – Wales

Natural Resources Wales is planning to undertake a pan-Wales programme of peatland management, focusing initially on the hydrological restoration of damaged, degraded lowland and upland and post-felling bogs.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Land management services

2020/S 169-410341

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: Keith Edwards
E-mail: keith.edwards@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000653000

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework for National Peatland Action Programme and Pen y Cymoedd Habitat Management Plan Restoration Works

 

Reference number: itt_81022

II.1.2)Main CPV code

70332100 Land management services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Natural Resources Wales is planning to undertake a pan-Wales programme of peatland management, focusing initially on the hydrological restoration of damaged, degraded lowland and upland and post-felling bogs, this requirements will be largely delivered by low ground pressure excavators undertaking operations such as ditch-blocking, gully blocking, low elevation bunding and ground smoothing. Vegetation management is also required to achieve the anticipated outcomes which will include felling of trees using chainsaws/clearing saws and strimming or mowing other target species.

NRW is looking to establish a 4-year framework with suppliers to provide the above services. The tender will be split into four lots:

1) covering hydrological restoration works on lowland and upland bogs;

2) hydrological restoration of previously afforested bogs;

3) tree removal from bogs; and

4) vegetation management works.

Each lot will be split into four, smaller sublots based on NRW operational boundaries across Wales. These geographical sublots will cover: North Wales, Mid-Wales, South Wales and Pen y Cymoedd in Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Bidders may bid for any number of regional sublots within each lot, but will only be appointed for a maximum of two. Bidders will be asked which two regional sublots they prefer. If a supplier is successful under their two preferred regional sublots, they will not be appointed under further ones. If a supplier is unsuccessful under one or both of their preferred regional sublots, they may still be successful under others. NRW may make an exception to this rule in the instance that it is not possible to appoint the full number of suppliers under a regional sublot without appointing suppliers who are also appointed under two others.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Hydrological Restoration (on WGWE or Similar Afforested Environments)

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45111240 Ground-drainage work

II.2.3)Place of performance

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

Locations across Wales.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

These works are required to reinstate the hydrological function of the remnant bog features on the sites to which they will be applied. Bogs are essentially low-flow hydrological systems, so any drainage infrastructure installed for afforestation or erosion features naturally occurring or man-made, increase water flow off the bog and therefore lead to degradation of the underlying peat. Restoration of the natural hydrological conditions will reinstate blanket bog functionality and reverse the processes of erosion and re-establish peat forming conditions. Techniques and operations for restoring other native habitats included in the Pen-y-Cymoedd Habitat Management Plan will be undertaken off this FWA using the same machinery types as required to deliver the above works.

WGWE refers to the Welsh Government Woodland Estate.

This lot is split into four regional sublots: North Wales, Mid Wales, South Wales and Pen-y-Cymoedd (which is located in the Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taff local authority areas).

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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:

Hydrological Restoration (Non-WGWE)

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45111240 Ground-drainage work

II.2.3)Place of performance

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

Locations across Wales.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

This lot is for the skilful manipulation of peat and other wetland soil types with tracked excavators for a range of restoration techniques, including raising and stabilising water levels, re-vegetating of bare peat, stopping peat erosion and cutting of dominant vegetation on Welsh Peatlands. The methods proposed primarily relate to unforested upland blanket bog and lowland bogs and fens.

WGWE refers to the Welsh Government Woodland Estate.

This lot is split into three regional sublots: North, Mid and South Wales.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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:

Scrub Removal

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45111220 Scrub-removal work

II.2.3)Place of performance

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

Locations across Wales.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

This framework will cover physical removal of scrub and unwanted vegetation from peatland site across Wales. Works may be required on all the project sites that are environmentally sensitive and are legally protected at a National and European level for their wildlife interest. These sites may include, but are not limited to: National Nature Reserves, Welsh Government Woodland Estate, third sector and local authority land and privately owned land (with access and permissions agreed by NRW).

This lot is split into three regional areas (excluding Pen-y-Cymoedd, which has slightly different work outlined in lot 4): North, Mid and South Wales.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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:

Manual Vegetation Management (Pen-y-Cymoedd)

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45111220 Scrub-removal work

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL17 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
NUTS code: UKL15 Central Valleys
Main site or place of performance:

Pen-y-Cymoedd, which covers an area centred on Pen-y-Cymoedd wind farm, close to the Rhigos and incorporates areas in Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

These restoration works are part of a Section 106 Planning Condition as mitigation for the development of the Pen-y-Cymoedd windfarm.

Lot 4 is focused on the delivery of tree felling, strimming and general, manual vegetation management on restoration sites either prior to or following the hydrological restoration operations detailed in lot 2.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Please refer to tender documents.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please refer to tender documents.

 

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 64
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Not applicable

 

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 01/10/2020
Local time: 09:30
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/10/2020
Local time: 09:30
Place:

Cardiff.

 

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement lead will open tenders electronically via Bravo eTenderWales.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Instructions for submitting an expression of interest/completing the ITT

(i) Suppliers should register on the eTendering portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

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

(a) login to the eTendering portal;

(b) select ‘ITT;’

(c) select ‘ITTs Open to all Suppliers;’

(d) access the listing relating to the contract (title itt_81022) and view details;

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

(iii) Once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs,’ where you can view the opportunity and download the documentation and where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button.

(iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest, please contact the eTendering helpdesk on 08000112470 or at help@bravosolution.co.uk.

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=103620

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

Community benefits are non-core.

Bidders are asked to complete the community benefits submission document provided in the tender supporting documentation.

(WA Ref:103620)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

 

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.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/08/2020