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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Cardiff: NRW Next Generation Consultancy Services Framework Agreement 2021-2024
Document Ref:
506352-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Natural Resources Wales
Date Published:
23 October 2020
Deadline Date:
30 November 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is seeking to award a framework for the supply of consultancy services.The purpose of the requirement is to provide technical and professional civil engineering consultancy services for NRW’s flood risk, Reservoirs Act, Hydrometry/telemetry, estates and other relevant programmes of work.The location for the delivery of this requirement will be across Wales.The duration of the framework will be three years with an option for NRW to extend the framework duration by one year. The decision on whether to use the extension option available will be at NRW’s discretion.A briefing session will be held by skype on Monday 2 November at 10 a.m. For further details please email:procurement.enquiries@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales

Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0TP

UK

Telephone: +44 3000653000

E-mail: procurement.enquiries@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0110

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: Welsh Government Sponsored Body

I.5) Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

NRW Next Generation Consultancy Services Framework Agreement 2021-2024

Reference number: 83943

II.1.2) Main CPV code

71311000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is seeking to award a framework for the supply of consultancy services.

The purpose of the requirement is to provide technical and professional civil engineering consultancy services for NRW’s flood risk, Reservoirs Act, Hydrometry/telemetry, estates and other relevant programmes of work.

The location for the delivery of this requirement will be across Wales.

The duration of the framework will be three years with an option for NRW to extend the framework duration by one year. The decision on whether to use the extension option available will be at NRW’s discretion.

A briefing session will be held by skype on Monday 2 November at 10 a.m. For further details please email:

procurement.enquiries@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71311100

71311000

71310000

71312000

71242000

71320000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

Main site or place of performance:

Provision of consultancy services as detailed in the specification of the tender documentation.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NRW undertakes a diverse range of civil engineering works across its various functions. Our design and construction works include, but are not limited to, the following:

— flood risk management capital schemes and capital maintenance/repair of flood defence structures on main rivers and coastal areas,

— Reservoirs Act (1975) compliance projects,

— hydrometric and telemetry assets construction and capital maintenance/repair,

— habitat management and creation and environmental land and water remediation,

— fish passage improvements,

— major estates infrastructure (e.g. bridges).

Scope of work

You shall have proven ability in the modelling, appraisal and design of water industry civil engineering projects with attendant requirements, such as:

— flood embankments constructed of earthworks, rock armouring and geotextile materials,

— flood walls constructed of reinforced concrete, steel sheet-piling, and precast and pre-fabricated materials,

— flood defence and drainage structures that house pumping stations, penstocks, valves and trash screens,

— water retention structures and reservoirs, requiring compliance with the Reservoirs Act,

— in river flow measurement structures, such as weirs plus attendant gauging huts and other structures,

— in river fish passage structures,

— features to manage and create a range of habitats,

— infrastructure such as simple bridges,

— coordination with external parties and landowners, including obtaining consents and permissions.

You shall have personnel at appropriate levels within your organisation who are qualified members of relevant professional organisations.

You will provide the following services under the framework:

— undertake project feasibility and other studies,

— mapping and hydraulic modelling:

Of varying scales (local, catchment and national) and flood risk sources (coastal, fluvial and surface water);

Reservoir flood study;

Flood consequences assessment;

Software expertise (eg FEH methodologies, 1D, 2D, coupled 1D/2D) and innovation;

Hydrological modelling and analysis;

Optioneering;

— geotechnical advice and assessment,

— prepare business cases in line with current guidance and best-practice,

— economic assessment (calculation of benefits and cost estimates),

— design civil engineering, structural engineering, MEICA and associated works for construction,

— undertake various surveys, investigations and assessments (such as topographic surveys, bathymetric surveys, diving surveys, services surveys, asset inspections and assessments, ecological surveys, arboricultural surveys) to inform project scoping and design and to manage risks,

— principal designer and designer roles under the CDM Regulations (2015),

— environmental assessment, including legislative compliance (e.g. environmental impact assessment, habitats regulations assessment, water framework directive) advice, and mitigation and enhancement opportunity identification,

— ecology advice, including surveys and assessments,

— landscape advice, including surveys and assessments,

— archaeological and heritage advice, including surveys and assessments,

— geomorphology advice, including surveys and assessments,

— advice on project sustainability and the sustainable management of natural resources,

— advice on planning, consenting and permissions,

— consultation and engagement,

— project management and technical/engineering staff for secondments,

— environmental clerk of works, landscape clerk of works and archaeological clerk of works during construction.

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: 7 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

1 year extension option.

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

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

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.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

See tender documentation.

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2

IV.1.8) Information about 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

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 214-525486

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 30/11/2020

Local time: 13:00

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

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 01/03/2021

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/11/2020

Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

End of this framework in either 3 or 4 years depending on whether the extension option is activated.

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Instructions for submitting an expression of interest/Completing the ITT.

(i) suppliers should register on the eTendering portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

(ii) once registered, suppliers must express their interest as follows:

(a) login to the eTendering portal;

(b) select ITT';

(c) select 'ITTs Open To All Suppliers';

(d) access the listing relating to the contract ITT: itt_83943 — NRW Next Generation Consultancy Services Framework Agreement 2021-2024 and view details;

(e) click on 'Express Interest' button in the 'Actions' box on the left hand side of the page.

(iii) once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to 'My ITTs', where you can download and where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button;

(iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest, BravoSolution can be contacted on 0800 069 8634 or by email to help@bravosolution.co.uk.

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=104952

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Community Benefits in a procurement context are about ensuring that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when procuring services,to maximise the investment as widely as possible. NRW is committed to delivering community benefits where appropriate and will set out desired community benefits on individual call-off contracts. We expect the support of suppliers throughout the framework in delivering Community Benefits alongside NRW.

(WA Ref:104952)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

20/10/2020

Current Notes