United Kingdom-London: Environmental monitoring other than for construction
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.defra.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
Update of the UK's Persistent Organic Pollutants Multimedia Emissions Inventory
Defra, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland wish to let a contract to provide a further update of the UK’s persistent organic pollutants multimedia emissions inventory to meet our reporting obligations as required by Article 5 of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
The contract is required to allow the UK to fulfill international obligations under the Stockholm Convention. Drawing up and maintaining release inventories for the current twenty-nine pesticides industrial chemicals and unintentionally produced substances for air, water and land is a requirement under the Stockholm Convention, primarily so as to provide a tool through which government may assess the contribution of different sources and identify where further controls are required.
The successful bidder will:
a. maintain and update the multimedia emissions database covering all listed POPs;
b. deliver continuously improving data on emissions to air, water and land in the UK for all POPs listed under the Stockholm Convention;
c. address data gaps and the key sources of uncertainty in the existing emissions inventories through creative approaches and the devising of novel solutions;
d. take innovative approaches to implementing improvements to the emissions inventories;
e. provide evidence on the effectiveness of the current legislative framework in relation to emissions of POPs; and
f. report any observed trends in releases of POPs.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,
— Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the “PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— Click the “Express Interest” button at the top of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your “My PQQs/ My ITTs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking “Buyer Attachments” in the “PQQ/ ITT Details” box
3. Responding to the tender:
— Click “My Response”under “PQQ/ ITT Details”, you can choose to “Create Response” or to “Decline to Respond” (please give a reason if declining)m
— You can now use the “Messages” function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarificationm
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITTm
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) you must then submit your reply using the “Submit Response” button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help.
Section IV: Procedure
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Section VI: Complementary information