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Lowland Raised Bog Restoration Framework Contract.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Natural England
Bourges Boulevard
For the attention of: McGirr Benjamin
PE1 1NG Peterborough
Telephone: +44 7917791741

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Lowland Raised Bog Restoration Framework Contract.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Works are normally restricted to Northern England due to the location of Peatland. We specifically see the following locations: Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This framework contract has been created so that we have all the services required for peat bog restoration in 1 place and to also help streamline the contract award process. Specific Purchases under the stated framework lots will be made on an ad hoc basis as the opportunity arises over the next 4 years.
Purchases will cover Tree/Scrub Removal, Peat Restoration activities, Surveys, Analysis and Health and Safety Design/Supervision.
50 % or more of the expenditure committed via this framework will be made by Natural England, however, we expect the Ministry of Defence, the Forestry Commission, the Environment Agency and other members of the DEFRA family such as Core Defra, The Lake District National Park Authority, The North York Moors National Park Authority, The Northumberland National Park Authority, The Peak District National Park Authority and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will also use it for ad hoc Peat restoration on their sites.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45262640, 71317200, 90700000, 71351810, 77200000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Lowest offer 1 and highest offer 10 000 000 GBP
Including VAT. VAT rate (%) 20

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Price (Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6). Weighting 30
2. Quality (Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6). Weighting 70
3. Price (Lot 5). Weighting 40
4. Quality (Lot 5). Weighting 60
5. Overall cost-effectiveness
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
NCS_22468 - Lowland Raised Bog Framework
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken
V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): LIFE13NAT/UK/000443.
The Cumbrian Bogs LIFE+ project supported by EU LIFE+ funding, aims to deliver the restoration of previously unrestored areas of degraded lowland raised bog within 3 sites in Cumbria that account for 2 807 ha of the Natura network - Bolton Fell Moss SCI, South Solway Mosses SAC and Roudsea Wood and Mosses SAC. This will allow achievement of Favourable SAC conservation status with the expected 30 year period and provide an excellent demonstration of bog restoration techniques.
Contractors shall make no financial investment in the project and, therefore, shall not benefit from any intellectual property rights arising from the project. (This is additionally covered in our standard Terms and Conditions).
LIFE13NAT/UK/000451- Restoration of Humberhead Peatlands.
The Humberhead Levels are the UK’s largest lowland raised bog complex in the UK. They are designated under the EU Habitats and Birds Directives as part of the Natura 2000 network of sites. The 'Restoring Humberhead Peatlands: LIFE+ Project' (That's Life) aims to restore the bogs of Thorne Moors Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Hatfield Moors SAC to allow the sites to achieve favourable SAC status; to increase the population of breeding Nightjars on the Thorne and Hatfield Moors Special Protection Area (SPA); and to work with local communities to increase awareness of the importance of these sites.
VI.2)Additional information:
Please note that this OJEU Contract Award Notice is better set out for single contract awards. We are therefore using this additional information section to name the successful suppliers to each Lot.
Lot 1a: OpenSpace (Cumbria) Ltd, Flintshire Woodlands, OnTrack AGM Ltd.
Lot 1b: Flintshire Woodlands, Marsden AES Ltd.
Lot 1c: OpenSpace (Cumbria) Ltd, Environmental Land Management Solutions, Flintshire Woodlands.
Lot 1d: OpenSpace (Cumbria) Ltd, Flintshire Woodlands, UPM Tilhill.
Lot 1e: Environmental Land Management Solutions, Flintshire Woodlands, UPM Tilhill.
Lot 1f: Environmental Land Management Solutions, Flintshire Woodlands, UPM Tilhill.
Lot 2: OpenSpace (Cumbria) Ltd, Barker and Bland, Conservefor Ltd, Dinsdale Moorland Specialists Ltd, Terra Firma Environmental Ltd.
Lot 3: OpenSpace (Cumbria) Ltd, Barker and Bland, Micropropagation Services, Conservefor Ltd, Terra Firma Environmental Ltd.
Lot 4: Stuart Hedley, Haycock and Jay Associates Ltd, Rigby Jerram Ecological Consultants.
Lot 5: Atlantic Geomatics UK Ltd, RSK Environmental Ltd.
Lot 6: Aegis Services Ltd, Potter Raper Partnership.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: