Site Management Advice – Call Off Contract

Site Management Advice – Call Off Contract

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) wish to set up a Framework Agreement, from which consultants will be engaged, on a ‘call-off’ basis, to produce management plans for sites in unfavourable condition, as and when required.

Management Advice for Designated Sites

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Natural Heritage

Great Glen House, Leachkin Road,

Inverness

IV3 8NW

UK

Procurement

+44 1463725085

contract.advertising@snh.gov.uk

+44 1463725067
http://www.snh.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Natural Heritage

Rural Resources Unit, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road,

Inverness

IV3 8NW

UK

Jeanette Hall

+44 1463725204

jeanette.hall@snh.gov.uk

+44 1463725067
http://www.snh.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Management Advice for Designated Sites

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) wish to set up a Framework Agreement, from which consultants will be engaged, on a ‘call-off’ basis, to produce management plans for sites in unfavourable condition, as and when required. The Framework offers no guarantee of any level of contracted work.

Consultants will be required to work with all relevant site managers, together with SNH and Forestry Commission Scotland staff, to identify management required to bring features into favourable condition and to produce detailed management plans, clearly setting out actions required. Templates for management plans will be provided, and consultants will be required to ensure that the action proposed meets requirements to bring features into favourable condition and is set out in a form that can be simply used in an application to SRDP. For sites with several managers, we will specify the number of plans required.

Feature types will include woodland, upland and coastal habitats, and may include a range of other habitats and species. Past experience has demonstrated that best results are achieved by consultants with a good understanding of the local situation. Location will therefore be an important factor in deciding which consultants will be invited to quote for individual sites.

The number of consultants on the Framework will depend on the quantity and quality of Tender submissions received at the next stage of the process. A detailed Statement of Requirements will be issued to short-listed consultants at Tender stage.

The Framework will run for one year, but may be extended if required.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=301994.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151300 Environmental Consultancy
159999 other Consultancy
189999 other Environmental Services

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

PP864

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Deadline for requests to participate
09-05-2014  Time  13:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender 19-05-2014

d) Estimated award date 27-06-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

To be considered for this contract opportunity, consultants must note their interest on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) portal – www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk – and submit a completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) to jeanette.hall@snh.gov.uk by the stated deadline of 13:00 hours (1pm) on 9 May 2014.

 

All PQQs will be assessed, and short-listed consultants will be invited to submit a competitive tender via the PCS portal. Consultants who submit a PQQ but are not short-listed to ITT stage will be notified by email.

 

The ITT will be issued via the PCS portal, and tender submissions must also be submitted via the PCS portal.

(SC Ref:301994)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Low-value Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

5.3

Publication date of this notice

22-04-2014