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United Kingdom-Bristol: Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency
Address of the buyer profile: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) Operational Framework — North Hub.
Lot 1 — Small scale civil engineering and maintenance works (including culvert inspections and clearance).
Lot 2 — Routine maintenance, vegetation management and pest control.
Both lots will require emergency / incident response capability.
Lot 2 will be split into sub-lots at area level at tender stage.
Lot 2 will be divided in to 4 sub-lots (1 for each area). Tenderers will be limited to submitting tenders for a maximum of 2 areas under Lot 2.
Small scale civil engineering and maintenance works
Small scale civil engineering and maintenance works (including culvert inspection and clearance) in four Environment Agency areas 1-4 — (1) North East (NEA), (2) Cumbria and Lancashire (CLA), (3) Yorkshire (YOR), (4) Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire (GMC).
Routine maintenance and vegetation management
Routine maintenance and vegetation management including pest control in Environment Agency areas 1 — North East (NEA).
Routine maintenance and vegetation management including pest control in Environment Agency area 2 — Cumbria and Lancashire (CLA).
Routine maintenance and vegetation management including pest control in Environment Agency area 3 — Yorkshire (YOR).
Routine maintenance and vegetation management including pest control in Environment Agency area 4 — Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire (GMC).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Other contracting authorities: This framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency may require the successful bidder(s) to provide the goods/services on the same terms that are agreed as a result of this tender to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and to its associated bodies including any Agencies and non-departmental public bodies and others (the Defra Group). The Agency may also require the provision of the goods/services to members of the aforementioned Defra Group via the Environment Agency, rather than directly. A full list of the Defra Group can be found at:
The successful bidder(s) may also be required to provide the services to local authorities in England and Wales. A full list may be found at http://local.direct.gov.uk/Data/
The successful bidder(s) may also be required to provide the services to Internal Drainage Boards in England and Wales. A full list may be found at:
Similarly, the successful bidder(s) may be required to supply the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Forestry Commission Scotland, or Forestry Service Northern Ireland.
The successful bidder(s) may also be required to provide the services to Central Government departments, executive agencies, and other NDPBs. Full lists can be found at:
The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Environment Agency expressly reserves the right:
(i) Not to award or enter into any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this notice;
(ii) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(iii) To award 1 or more public contract(s) in relation to part only of the requirements covered by this notice; and/or;
(iv ) To award a contract(s) in stages.
In no circumstances will the Environment Agency be liable for any costs incurred by the Applicants/Tenderers and their associated parties. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgment of potential Applicants and the Environment Agency will not be responsible for any such expenditure.