Services - 506352-2020

23/10/2020    S207

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Civil engineering consultancy services

2020/S 207-506352

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Natural Resources Wales
Postal address: Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF24 0TP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000653000
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Welsh Government Sponsored Body
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NRW Next Generation Consultancy Services Framework Agreement 2021-2024

Reference number: 83943
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71311000 Civil engineering consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is seeking to award a framework for the supply of consultancy services.

The purpose of the requirement is to provide technical and professional civil engineering consultancy services for NRW’s flood risk, Reservoirs Act, Hydrometry/telemetry, estates and other relevant programmes of work.

The location for the delivery of this requirement will be across Wales.

The duration of the framework will be three years with an option for NRW to extend the framework duration by one year. The decision on whether to use the extension option available will be at NRW’s discretion.

A briefing session will be held by skype on Monday 2 November at 10 a.m. For further details please email:

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71311100 Civil engineering support services
71311000 Civil engineering consultancy services
71310000 Consultative engineering and construction services
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
71242000 Project and design preparation, estimation of costs
71320000 Engineering design services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Provision of consultancy services as detailed in the specification of the tender documentation.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NRW undertakes a diverse range of civil engineering works across its various functions. Our design and construction works include, but are not limited to, the following:

— flood risk management capital schemes and capital maintenance/repair of flood defence structures on main rivers and coastal areas,

— Reservoirs Act (1975) compliance projects,

— hydrometric and telemetry assets construction and capital maintenance/repair,

— habitat management and creation and environmental land and water remediation,

— fish passage improvements,

— major estates infrastructure (e.g. bridges).

Scope of work

You shall have proven ability in the modelling, appraisal and design of water industry civil engineering projects with attendant requirements, such as:

— flood embankments constructed of earthworks, rock armouring and geotextile materials,

— flood walls constructed of reinforced concrete, steel sheet-piling, and precast and pre-fabricated materials,

— flood defence and drainage structures that house pumping stations, penstocks, valves and trash screens,

— water retention structures and reservoirs, requiring compliance with the Reservoirs Act,

— in river flow measurement structures, such as weirs plus attendant gauging huts and other structures,

— in river fish passage structures,

— features to manage and create a range of habitats,

— infrastructure such as simple bridges,

— coordination with external parties and landowners, including obtaining consents and permissions.

You shall have personnel at appropriate levels within your organisation who are qualified members of relevant professional organisations.

You will provide the following services under the framework:

— undertake project feasibility and other studies,

— mapping and hydraulic modelling:

Of varying scales (local, catchment and national) and flood risk sources (coastal, fluvial and surface water);

Reservoir flood study;

Flood consequences assessment;

Software expertise (eg FEH methodologies, 1D, 2D, coupled 1D/2D) and innovation;

Hydrological modelling and analysis;


— geotechnical advice and assessment,

— prepare business cases in line with current guidance and best-practice,

— economic assessment (calculation of benefits and cost estimates),

— design civil engineering, structural engineering, MEICA and associated works for construction,

— undertake various surveys, investigations and assessments (such as topographic surveys, bathymetric surveys, diving surveys, services surveys, asset inspections and assessments, ecological surveys, arboricultural surveys) to inform project scoping and design and to manage risks,

— principal designer and designer roles under the CDM Regulations (2015),

— environmental assessment, including legislative compliance (e.g. environmental impact assessment, habitats regulations assessment, water framework directive) advice, and mitigation and enhancement opportunity identification,

— ecology advice, including surveys and assessments,

— landscape advice, including surveys and assessments,

— archaeological and heritage advice, including surveys and assessments,

— geomorphology advice, including surveys and assessments,

— advice on project sustainability and the sustainable management of natural resources,

— advice on planning, consenting and permissions,

— consultation and engagement,

— project management and technical/engineering staff for secondments,

— environmental clerk of works, landscape clerk of works and archaeological clerk of works during construction.

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
Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 year extension option.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See tender documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2
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: 2019/S 214-525486
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 13:00
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
Tender must be valid until: 01/03/2021
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

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

End of this framework in either 3 or 4 years depending on whether the extension option is activated.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Instructions for submitting an expression of interest/Completing the ITT.

(i) suppliers should register on the eTendering portal

(ii) once registered, suppliers must express their interest as follows:

(a) login to the eTendering portal;

(b) select ITT';

(c) select 'ITTs Open To All Suppliers';

(d) access the listing relating to the contract ITT: itt_83943 — NRW Next Generation Consultancy Services Framework Agreement 2021-2024 and view details;

(e) click on 'Express Interest' button in the 'Actions' box on the left hand side of the page.

(iii) once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to 'My ITTs', where you can download and where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button;

(iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest, BravoSolution can be contacted on 0800 069 8634 or by email to

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Community Benefits in a procurement context are about ensuring that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when procuring services,to maximise the investment as widely as possible. NRW is committed to delivering community benefits where appropriate and will set out desired community benefits on individual call-off contracts. We expect the support of suppliers throughout the framework in delivering Community Benefits alongside NRW.

(WA Ref:104952)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: