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14/08/2019    S156    - - Services - Contract award notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-London: Environmental monitoring other than for construction

2019/S 156-385721

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Defra Network eTendering Portal
17 Nobel House
London
SW1P 3JR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072385921
E-mail: carol.caddick@environment-agency.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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
Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Euratom Radioactivity Monitoring Programme for the UK

Reference number: 23537
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90711500
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This notice covers 2 components required for Euratom Radioactivity Monitoring Programmes for the UK framework contracts managed by the Environment Agency. The contract award will comprise of:

— Lot 1: Chemical and Radiochemical Analysis of Public Drinking Water Sources, and

— Lot 2: Monitoring of Radioactivity in Air and Rainwater.

The services required include sampling and monitoring at a range of third party monitoring sites included in the programme; laboratory based chemical and radiochemical analysis of the samples taken; reporting of results. The lots will be awarded as independent contracts to the successful contractors.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Chemical and Radiochemical Analysis of Public Drinking Water Sources

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90711500
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the public drinking water sources component the contractor is required to liaise with water company/utilities staff for the collection of samples on the programme in England and Wales. Currently Water company/utilities staff undertake the sampling and the contractor provides sample containers and transportation between the sampling locations and the contractor’s analytical laboratory. As well as looking at options to continue working in that way this contract will also explore the contractor using their own (or sub-contracted) staff to take the samples in liaison with water companies/utilities. The contractor is also required to undertake laboratory based chemical and radiochemical analyses of the water samples. The contractor is required to provide the analytical results to the Environment Agency in the form of quarterly reports and upload the data into electronic reporting systems for the he EC and RIMNET.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 50 %
Price - Weighting: 50 %
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Monitoring of Radioactivity in Air and Rainwater

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90711500
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England, Wales and NORTHERN IRELAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the air and rainwater component. The contractor is required to ensure sampling equipment, currently high volume air samplers and rainwater collectors, based at a number of sites across England Wales and Northern Ireland, is kept in working order (including annual PAT testing and calibration) and ensure arrangements are maintained with local contacts who change filters and dispatch all samples. The contractor will be responsible for setting up suitable sample transportation arrangements. The contractor is also required to undertake laboratory based radiochemical analyses of the high volume air filters and rainwater samples. The contractor will be required to provide the analytical results to he Environment Agency in the form of quarterly reports and upload the data into electronic reporting systems for the EC and RIMNET.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 50 %
Price - Weighting: 50 %
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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: 2018/S 185-418384
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 54675
Lot No: 1
Title:

Euratom Radioactivity Monitoring Programmes for the United Kingdom: Lot 1 Chemical and Radiochemical Analysis of Public Drinking Water Sources

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
01/03/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Socotec UK Ltd
Burton-on-Trent
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 450 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 450 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 54673
Lot No: 2
Title:

Euratom Radioactivity Monitoring Programmes for the United Kingdom Lot 2 Monitoring of Radioactivity in Air and Rainwater

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
12/04/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Public Health England
Didcot
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 300 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 300 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Other contracting authorities: this framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Environment 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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations#department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

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/

Similarly, the successful bidder(s) may be required to supply the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales, 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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-bodies-2014

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The Court of England and Wales
Various
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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 one 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 judgement of potential Applicants and the Environment Agency will not be responsible for any such expenditure.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/08/2019