University of Manchester Environmental Sustainability Advisors Framework

University of Manchester Environmental Sustainability Advisors Framework

We wish to appoint six consultants to this framework to deliver Environmental Sustainability Advisory Services to the University of Manchester.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Environmental engineering consultancy services

2017/S 229-477395

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612752160
NUTS code: UKD3Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile: http://

I.2)Joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Environmental Sustainability Advisors Framework.

Reference number: 2017/1343/ESA-Framework/HC/SR

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

We wish to appoint six (6) consultants to this framework to deliver Environmental Sustainability Advisory Services to the University of Manchester.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3
Main site or place of performance:

Greater Manchester — The University of Manchester.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University with to appoint 6 consultants to a Framework to delivery Environmental Sustainability Advisor services, the initial length of the framework will be 2 years with a further 2 x 12 month extensions possible, to give a total maximum length of 4 years.

In support, the University would like to assemble a framework of specialist Environmental Sustainability Advisors (ESAs) who would manage sustainability on projects from inception to operation to ensure sustainability is embedded. The Head of Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability Project Officer and Internal Project Managers will have access to the framework and will approach specialist organisations/advisors on the list. Where there is a specific requirement, for example labs or refurbishment of teaching space, those advisors on the list with skills and expertise in the area would be approached for the relevant specialist area.

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

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial period of the contract will be 24 months, this is subject to 2 x 12 month renewals at the discretion of the University.

The entire length of the Framework Agreement will not exceed 48 months in duration.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The University intends to invite 12 candidates to participate in the ITT on the basis of the ranking of candidates at SQ stage at which the criteria referred to in Regulation 65 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, as amended will be assessed and marked.

In the event that candidates’ scores are tied resulting in the maximum number to be shortlisted (12) being exceeded, a tiebreaker exercise will be conducted by the University. Those candidates who are tied will be separated by their scores received in the following (in order of precedence):

Section 7.7

Section 7.5

Section 7.4

Candidates who are tied will be first separated by the scores they received for Question 7.7 if candidates are still tied, this process will be repeated for the other sections in order as laid out above. This process will continue until the maximum number of candidates to be shortlisted has been reached with no ties.

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.1.5) Estimated total value — the value of the entire length of the Framework Agreement is to be between 1 000 000 GBP and 1 500 000 GBP taking in to account the expected workload and any anticipated extra projects. Please note, this value is indicative only and no work is guaranteed under the framework.

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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement 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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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: 6
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: 12/01/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 25/01/2018

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of Justice of England
United KingdomInternet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought within three months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612752160
E-mail: address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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