Services - 83080-2018

23/02/2018    S38    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Environmental monitoring other than for construction

2018/S 038-083080

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Defra Network eTendering Portal
17 Nobel House
United Kingdom
Contact person: James Edlin-Benwell
Telephone: +44 2078955614
NUTS code: UKG13

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about 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

Update of the UK's Persistent Organic Pollutants Multimedia Emissions Inventory

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

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 23/04/2018
End: 07/05/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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
List and brief description of conditions:

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: 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.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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: no
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: 23/03/2018
Local time: 12:00
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:
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
Date: 23/03/2018
Local time: 12:00

Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:


VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
United Kingdom
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: