United Kingdom-Cardiff: Environmental monitoring other than for construction
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007
Section II: Object
Environment & Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme.
Design, implement and deliver a programme of monitoring and modelling which collects data across key environmental parameters.
The Welsh environment and natural resources underpin significant economic sectors including agriculture, fisheries, tourism and forestry and are of importance to other policy areas including health and well-being, energy and infrastructure. In order to develop policies that build social, economic and environmental resilience and to evaluate programme implementation, the Welsh Government requires a robust Environment & Rural Affairs (E&RA) Monitoring and Modelling Programme (MMP).
The aim of this contract is to design, implement and deliver a programme of monitoring and modelling which collects data across key environmental parameters and undertakes analysis informing upon the health and resilience of Wales' land-based natural resources (including areas of interface with the freshwater and marine environments) and associated flows of ecosystems services.
Duplication must be avoided and the activities, including analytical and modelling, of this programme must be complementary to, and build upon, the activities of others across the monitoring community. The programme will also undertake analysis, including modelling, for the EU exit process and the design and evaluation of programmes delivering to the Natural Resources Policy.
The Client reserves the right to extend the contract for a further two years in annual increments of no more than 12 months. Any extension periods will be let in line with the pricing provided at tender stage and the overall contract value will increase in line with the annual value of the original 3 years of the contract.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=68271
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:
— Employment. For example, can this contract provide new employment opportunities or continued retention and training for existing employees? What opportunities are there to subcontract elements of this work to Welsh Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)?
— Promotion of Environmental Benefits. For example, how can you ensure this contract is delivered in a proactive environmental approach with regard to consumables?
— Promotion of Social Businesses. For example, can the delivery of this contract provide engagement with third sector organisations?
— Contributions to Education. For example, can this contract provide any educational benefits for local schools and Universities?
The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.