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Agricultural Land and Drainage Tribunals.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environment Agency
Horizon House, Deanery Road
For the attention of: Miss Brooke Engel
BS1 5AH Bristol
Telephone: +44 7825903498

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Environment Agency
Horizon House, Deanery Road
For the attention of: Miss Brooke Engel
BS1 5AH Bristol
Telephone: +44 7825903498
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Agricultural Land and Drainage Tribunals.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
By way of background, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (the Minister) has obligations in respect of sections 28, 29 and 30 of the Land Drainage Act 1991 (the Act, as amended). We require the services of a supplier to help ensure that the Minister may fulfil these statutory duties. The main aspects of the services required are: The provision of technical engineering reports to the Agricultural Land and Drainage Tribunals (the Tribunals) on applications relating to land drainage matters covered by sections 28 and 30 of the Act; Attendance at Tribunal hearings as an expert witness; Work required in connection with the fulfilment of the Minister's statutory requirements and the Tribunals; Provision of assistance to Environment Agency enforcement staff on implementing the Tribunals' decisions that have not been resolved despite interventions made by the supplier and the Tribunals' secretaries; and Provision of general services to assist the Environment Agency with their responsibilities and obligations in respect of the Tribunals and relevant land drainage matters. It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded for an initial period of one year to start on 1.8.2016 with the option to extend for three further periods of one year. Please note that the above may be subject to change.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 225 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71310000, 71631000, 90713000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

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:
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:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: