Services - 259098-2017

06/07/2017    S127    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Environmental monitoring other than for construction

2017/S 127-259098

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628864
NUTS code: UKL

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Environment & Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Design, implement and deliver a programme of monitoring and modelling which collects data across key environmental parameters.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 600 000.00 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: UKL
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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: 3 600 000.00 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:

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.

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

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
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
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 058-107818
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/08/2017
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 31/08/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

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?

(WA Ref:68271)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628864

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: