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11/03/2016    S50

United Kingdom-London: Data collection and collation services

2016/S 050-083024

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Department of Energy and Climate Change
Postal address: 3 Whitehall Place
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person:
For the attention of: Stephen Forden

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Department of Energy and Climate Change
Postal address: 3 Whitehall Place
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Stephen Forden
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United Kingdom

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 8: Research and development services


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
To provide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Air Quality Pollutant Inventories to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), respectively. These inventories will enable the UK Government to better understand UK GHG and air quality pollutant emissions, track the effectiveness of policies designed to mitigate them and meet domestic and international reporting requirements.
In order to meet UNFCCC and EU reporting obligations, as well as meet the needs of the UK Climate Change Act, the UK is required to produce an Inventory of GHGs by source and sink, covering the period 1990 to the latest Inventory year (current year — 2). This Inventory must adhere to UNFCCC reporting guidelines and IPCC (2006) methodological guidelines, and the compilation of the Inventory must meet the strict and challenging deadlines of the international reporting cycle. International Inventory submission will consist of a National Inventory Report (NIR) and Common Reporting Framework (CRF) data tables.
In addition to the Inventory itself, there will be a need to use and adapt the underlying database to meet a number of additional requirements:
— Data to support DECC's National Statistics on GHG emissions;
— Spatially distributed emissions maps;
— Local Authority emissions statistics;
— Devolved Administration GHG emissions inventories.
The UK submits air quality emissions estimates on an annual basis to the EC, under the National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NECD) and the UNECE under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). These submissions are supported by an Informative Inventory Report, detailing the methodologies used to derive the Inventory data. In addition, the Air Quality Pollutant Inventory helps Government track pollutant emissions (both now and in the future), and supports modelling of pollutant concentrations in order to measure compliance with air quality standards. Compilation has to be in line with UNECE good practice guidance and EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook.
As with the GHG Inventory, there are additional requirements to be met:
— Data to support Defra's National Statistics on air pollutant emissions;
— Spatially distributed emissions maps;
— Devolved Administration air quality pollutant emissions inventories.
The contract is expected to run for 3.5 years with an option to extend for a further year (see additional info for more).
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 500 000 and 4 750 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72314000 Data collection and collation services, 72316000 Data analysis services, 72322000 Data management services, 90714100 Environmental information systems, 90700000 Environmental services, 90711000 Environmental impact assessment other than for construction, 90711300 Environmental indicators analysis other than for construction, 90731100 Air quality management, 90740000 Pollutants tracking and monitoring and rehabilitation services, 90711400 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services other than for construction

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:
Background information, the full specification and further information on this project will be detailed in the ITT, to be published in May please see the ITT.
Supplier Day:
DECC and Defra will be holding a Supplier Day on the 7.4.2016, in support of the proposed Invitation to Tender for the contract to provide the UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI). The purpose of the supplier day is:
—To detail DECC/Defra's requirements for the NAEI contract.
—To provide potential suppliers with sufficient information to enable them to decide whether they wish to bid for the contract and, if so, provide a credible bid.
—For potential suppliers to provide feedback to DECC/Defra and, if desired, have private conversations with DECC/Defra
—To facilitate discussions between potential suppliers such that the possibility of the contract being delivered through collaboration and consortia is explored.
Organisations with expertise in some or all of the following are encouraged to attend:
— Inventory compilation;
— Strong data management and analytical capabilities, particularly concerning large volumes of environmental data;
— Insights into UK greenhouse gas and air quality pollutant emissions (this can be on a sector basis, not necessarily covering the entire scope of emissions);
— Experience with reporting national/regional level environmental impacts to international bodies as part of statutory reporting.

Please register your interest with us via Steve Forden ( Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis as space will be restricted.

Potential bidders will not be prejudiced by any response to this PIN, or failure to respond. This PIN does not formally signify the beginning of a procurement and does not constitute a commitment by DECC to undertake any procurement exercise. In the event that DECC decides to formally commence the procurement of a new contract to compile the UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI), a separate notice will be issued.
Equally, non-attendance at the Supplier Day does not preclude you from further involvement in the tender process. Any further questions can also be asked to the contacts named above and all responses will be provided and published to all interested parties.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The contract is expected to run for 3.5 years with the option to extend for a further year. The budget for the initial 3.5 years is 2 500 000 GBP — 3 690 000 GBP.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Address of the buyer profile: 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW.
To view this notice, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-201639-PRO-7874831.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: