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The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 will help balance competing demands on our maritime environment, integrating the economic growth of industry with the need to protect Scotland’s seas. Where new conservation measures are needed, these may be ...

Contract award notice


Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Natural Heritage
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
For the attention of: Procurement Section
IV3 8NW Inverness
Telephone: +44 1463725086 / 1463725085
Fax: +44 1463725067

Internet address(es)

General address of the contracting authority

Address of the buyer profile

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
A Marine Survey & Data Mining Framework to Support Nature Conservation Action in Scottish Waters.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main place of performance: Scotland.


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)
The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 will help balance competing demands on our maritime environment, integrating the economic growth of industry with the need to protect Scotland’s seas. Where new conservation measures are needed, these may be implemented at the wider seas level (e.g. through marine planning); targeted at specific species (e.g. improved protection for seals); or delivered within key locations (e.g. through the identification of Marine Protected Areas - MPAs).

To help target nature conservation action under each of these three pillars, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) have generated a focused list of habitats and species of importance in Scottish waters - the Priority Marine Features (PMFs - see

A subset of these features will drive the selection of Nature Conservation MPAs (MPA search features - see A series of recent research projects have pulled together available data on the distribution of these features in Scottish waters, but further work is required to access or refine other significant datasets to fill known gaps (data mining). Existing historical data will also be supplemented through new marine survey (biological and geophysical) delivered via scheduled research cruises wherever practicable, but also through targeted commissions. The programme of new survey work will be undertaken alongside routine condition monitoring of existing protected areas (primarily Special Areas of Conservation - SACs; and Sites of Special Scientific Interest - SSSIs).

SNH and JNCC wish to develop a Procurement Framework to facilitate the delivery of the full range of marine survey and data mining initiatives under a series of discrete ‘lots’ or work packages.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71354500, 98361000, 73112000, 72316000, 71351210, 73210000, 90712300, 34930000, 72314000, 71353100, 71354400, 71351200, 73111000, 63726800

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)
Value: 350 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

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. Technical expertise. Weighting 40 %
2. Lot appreciation. Weighting 30 %
3. Schedule of costs. Weighting 30 %
4. Submission completeness. Weighting Mandatory
5. Quality assurance. Weighting Mandatory
6. Health & safety. Weighting Mandatory
7. Sustainability. Weighting Mandatory
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 79-130425 of 22.4.2011

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: PP438 Lot No: - Lot title: Marine Survey & Data Mining Framework.
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 29
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Abp Marine Environmental Research Ltd
Suite B, Waterside House, Town Quay
SO14 2AQ Southampton
Telephone: +44 23080711840
Internet address:

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
N.B. This is a Framework Agreement, split into numerous Lots/Themes. It is not therefore a "Contract Award". All 29 suppliers who bid are on at least one Lot. It is unknown at this point the value of work any of them will be awarded over the ife of the Framework. The attached list details the suppliers on each Lot/Theme (rather than my selecting them all individually from the Award Notice list.
The Purchasing Authority is acting on behalf of the following organisations:
Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
(SC Ref:211057).
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Scottish Natural Heritage
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
IV3 8NW Inverness
Telephone: +44 1463725085
Internet address:
Fax: +44 1463725067

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: