National Property Flood Resilience Framework – Pre-Tender Engagement
Following the introduction of the PFR Code of Practice and new standards for flood products, the Environment Agency has taken the decision to replace its current PFR procurement Framework.
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- Flood-prevention works – 45246400
Location of contract
Value of contract
29 March 2021
16 April 2021
Contract start date
1 November 2021
Contract end date
31 October 2025
Competitive procedure with negotiation (OJEU)
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This prior information notice relates to pre-tender engagement for
a new framework for the provision of services and works relating to
property flood resilience.
- Additional text
- Following the introduction of the PFR Code of Practice and new standards for flood products, the EA
has taken the decision to replace its current PFR procurement framework. The new framework will
embed the requirements of these additions to ensure that end users receive the highest quality output.
Suppliers are invited to take part in a short survey, details of which are included below.
Suppliers should note that neither the procurement nor the survey relate to the supply of products/
It is currently the intention of the EA that the new framework will have two Lots:
– Lot 1: Hazard assessment, property survey and handover (Standard 1, 2 and 5)
– Lot 2: Options, installation, commissioning and handover (Standard 3,4 and 5)
The EA is considering two options:
1: Embed the role of the Managing Agent within the above Lot 1 scope
2: Provision of a separate Lot
It is intended that this pre-tender engagement will provide an understanding of supplier availability to deliver the services under each option. The outputs of this exercise will therefore assist with shaping the new framework and future of this service.
DEFINITION OF PROPERTY FLOOD RESILIENCE
Whereas the EA’s existing PFR framework focuses on the provision of resistance measures for
residential property, the new framework will require:
– Consideration of resistance, recoverability and preparedness interventions
– Provision of services for residential and non-residential premises
As end-user requirements are paramount to the successful delivery of PFR. It is
expected that Lot 1 will ascertain the needs of the End User and complete hazard assessment and
property survey, with the works delivered under Lot 2.
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management are currently developing an
accreditation process; suppliers will be required to commit to obtaining this accreditation in due course.
We are considering national or regional delivery for the services as delivering projects at a regional
level may offer benefits including local business delivery, increased collaboration, carbon reduction
and the potential for increased uptake of maintenance packages. This would be based on alignment to existing EA hubs: North East, North West, Midlands, Eastern, South West, South East
To ensure competitive delivery and programme resilience, the EA may limit the number of hubs suppliers are appointed to. It is therefore essential that the spread of suppliers across the country is understood, and/ or any areas of limited supplier coverage are identified.The EA invites interested suppliers to register their interest in this framework and take part in a short survey to assist with shaping the future framework. Please see the details of how to take part in the survey below. The EA intends to use the information captured by this survey to assist with shaping the future framework. If interested contact Clare.Mead@environment-agency.gov.uk
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Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.
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