Tender description

The Welsh Government is looking to procure a Framework Agreement for the provision of marine evidence consultancy and specialist services.

The Framework will relate mainly to the marine area but also includes some freshwater fishery aspects.

Legal, economic, financial and technical information

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
YES
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract
YES
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
YES
Contract performance conditions
As detailed within the tender documents.

Procedure

Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
EN
Local time
14:00
Conditions for opening of tenders

2019-06-21

14:00

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
Yes
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

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Type of contest
Open
Date
2019-06-20

Complementary information

Electonic ordering will be used
YES
Additional information

E-tender information:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— the first person from your organisation to use the platform will be required to register on behalf of the organisation,

— registration involves accepting a user agreement, and providing basic information about your organisation and about the user

performing the registrationm

— the user who performs the registration becomes the super user for the organisation,

— on registering on the platform the super user will select a username and will receive a password,

— the password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the user details section of the registration page,

— in order to log-in to the platform please enter your username and password,

— note: if you forget your password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”

— registration should only be performed once for each organisation,

— if you think that someone in your organisation may have already registered on this platform then you must not register again,

— please contact the person who registered (i.e. the super user) in order to arrange access to the platform,

— contact the helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the super user (for example if they have left your organisation),

— note: if your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the helpdesk to gain access to the platform.

How to find the ITT:

— once logged in you must click on “ITT’s Open to all Suppliers”

— The etender references for this contract are: project_41861 and itt_74680, itt_74681, itt_74682, itt_74683, itt_74684, itt_74685, itt_74686,

— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the “Express an Interest Button”. This will move the ITT from the “Open to all Suppliers” area to the “My ITT’s” on the home page.

— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the

“Attachments” area,

— should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the “Messages” area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=83371

Framework Accessibility: subject to prior written approval of the client, the framework may be accessed by various departments of the client and other public bodies. These bodies are listed as:

— any local authority or Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority,

— Natural Resources Wales,

— the Environment Agency (England), Natural England, the Marine Management Organisation,

— the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (Northern Ireland),

— the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science,

— the Maritime and Coastguard Agency,

— the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Government departments: Marine Scotland,

— the Food Standards Agency,

— the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Isle of Man Government.

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=92196

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:

As listed in the tender documents

(WA Ref:92196)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

Electronic payment will be used
YES
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
YES
Date of dispatch of this notice
2019-05-16
Review body

Welsh Government

Sarn Mynach

Llandudno Junction

LL31 9RZ

+44 3000258940

http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

This is a recurrent procurement
Yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published
If there is a recurrent procurement a notice will be issued in conjunction with the expiration of this contract. Main CPV code 90700000

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

20 Jun 2019

2 days remaining

Total estimated value

GBP 4.0 million

Locations

United Kingdom, Llandudno Junction

LOTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TENDER

Non-living and Living Resource Management – Policy and Practice

Value

GBP Not specified

Non-living and Living Resource Management – Policy and Practice

Services to include:

— ecosystem-based fisheries management, including regulating orders,

— fisheries regulations,

— marine and freshwater aquaculture, including several orders,

— other resources such as bait, seaweed and aggregates.

Description of renewals

Potential 1 year extension — total duration including extension is 4 years.

Plan, Project, Regulatory and Policy Impact Assessments

Value

GBP Not specified

Plan, Project, Regulatory and Policy Impact Assessments

Services to cover:

— water framework directive, or equivalent UK directive;

— marine strategy framework directive, or equivalent UK directive;

— well-being of future generations (Wales) Act 2015;

— the sustainable management of natural resources (as defined in the Environment (Wales) Act 2016).

Description of renewals

Potential 1 year extension — total duration including extension is 4 years.

Fisheries Science

Value

GBP Not specified

Fisheries Science Assessing stocks of recreational, commercial and potential commercial value and those given protection as having wider conservation value under national or international legislation.

Description of renewals

Potential 1 year extension — total duration including extension is 4 years.

Marine and Coastal Ecology and Biodiversity

Value

GBP Not specified

Marine and Coastal Ecology and Biodiversity

Services to include biodiversity science, including intertidal and subtidal marine species (including mobile species, e.g. fish, marine mammals and birds) ecology and taxonomy.

Marine ecosystem structure, functioning and resilience: status and trends; connectivity; sensitivity adaptability and vulnerability; pressures/impacts (e.g. fishing activity, aquaculture, underwater noise, non-native species), impacts (including cumulative impacts) and mitigation; enhancement and restoration.

Description of renewals

Potential 1 year extension — total duration including extension is 4 years.

Marine Chemical, Physical and Biological Characteristics and Processes

Value

GBP Not specified

Marine Chemical, Physical and Biological Characteristics and Processes

Services to include:

Water quality.

Hydrodynamics.

Geodiversity, including: geomorphology; sediment classification, contamination, budgets and transport and the compilation and analysis of side-scan and multibeam sonar data, including supporting data collection by the Client’s fishery protection vessels.

Land-sea interaction.

Description of renewals

Potential 1 year extension — total duration including extension is 4 years.

Coastal and Marine Spatial Management

Value

GBP Not specified

Coastal and Marine Spatial Management

Services will include:

— marine planning,

— marine licensing,

— Marine Protected Area (MPA) management,

— Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM),

— integrated marine governance.

Description of renewals

Potential 1 year extension — total duration including extension is 4 years.

Socio-economic Science

Value

GBP Not specified

Socio-economic Science Socio-economic research will study human aspects associated with changes to the marine environment and policy. It will seek to understand links between marine space, human health and well-being.

Description of renewals

Potential 1 year extension — total duration including extension is 4 years.

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