National Property Flood Resilience Framework – Pre-Tender Engagement

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.

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Flood-prevention works – 45246400

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£120,000,000

Procurement reference

tender_269282/946920

Published date

29 March 2021

Closing date

16 April 2021

Closing time

11:59am

Contract start date

1 November 2021

Contract end date

31 October 2025

Contract type

Works

Procedure type

Competitive procedure with negotiation (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

 

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.

 

More information

 

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/
components alone.
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.
CIWEM ACCREDITATION
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.
REGIONAL DELIVERY
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

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Eunice Kuyinu

Address

17 Nobel House
Bristol
SW1P 3JR
England

Email

Eunice.kuyinu@environment-agency.gov.uk