National Tide Gauge Network Data Management and Dissemination

National Tide Gauge Network Data Management and Dissemination

This framework is for the provision of consultancy services associated with contaminated land investigation, remedial appraisal, design and validation, and related activities commonly commissioned by regulatory bodies.

UK-Exeter: data services

2012/S 198-325726

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environment Agency
Manley House, Kestrel Way
Contact point(s): Michelle Hingston
For the attention of: Michelle Hingston
EX2 7LQ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392352236
E-mail: michelle.hingston@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Environment
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Environment Agency
Manley House, Kestrel Way
EX2 7LQ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

30401 National Tide Gauge Network Data Management and Dissemination
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
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

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This framework is for the provision of consultancy services associated with contaminated land investigation, remedial appraisal, design and validation, and related activities commonly commissioned by regulatory bodies. This work will predominantly, although not exclusively, relate to the following legislative regimes.
The detailed inspection and remedial evaluation of land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the investigation and remedial evaluation of land potentially causing pollution of controlled waters under sections 161 to 161D of the Water Resources Act 1991, and pollution assessment and remedial evaluation works under the Water Framework Directive.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72300000, 90700000

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: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 135 000 and 200 000 GBP
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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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

Each economic operator to be jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contracts.
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: Evidence of economic and financial standing and technical competence will be required, each application will be sent a questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

Restricted
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.11.2012 – 00:00
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.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The works will involve consultants operating in environmentally sensitive areas, in remote areas and towns and/or cities and may involve some interaction with the public or other interested bodies.
Right to Cancel, always.
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 contract/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… http://archive.defra.gov.uk/corporate/about/with/delivery/landscape/documents/public-bodies.pdf.

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… http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG.

The successful bidder(s) may also be required to provide the services to Internal Drainage Boards. A full list may be found at… http://www.ada.org.uk/listmembers.php?type=idbs&area=all.

Similarly the contractor may be required to supply the Scottish Government, the Northern Ireland Government, the Welsh Assembly Government, including their Agencies, and the Forestry Commission, including its Executive Agencies.
On Tuesday 29.11.2011 John Griffiths AM, Welsh Government Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, announced that he will create a Single Environment Body (SEB) for Wales, the vesting date is 1/4/13. This framework or contract will be available for use by the SEB from this date, however, the Environment Agency acknowledges that the SEB may set up their own arrangements in future.
The successful bidder(s) may also be required to provide the services to Central Government departments, executive agencies and other NDPBs. Full lists can be found at. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm?indexChar=B http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

8.10.2012