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Glastir Advisory Support Services for provision of advisory services for the Glastir agri-environment scheme on a pan Wales basis, initial contract period 3 years plus optional 2 year extension. The requirement will be divided into 2 Lots with one ...

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Rhydycar Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1UZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000603300
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKL

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

I.2)Joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Glastir Advisory Support Services.

Reference number: C203/2015/2016
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Glastir Advisory Support Services for provision of advisory services for the Glastir agri-environment scheme on a pan Wales basis, initial contract period 3 years plus optional 2 year extension. The requirement will be divided into 2 Lots with one supplier being appointed for each Lot. Tenderers are invited to submit a response for only one Lot. Lot 1 will be for the provision of key support services across the Glastir suite of schemes delivering advice, facilitation and servicing visits to raise awareness and promote participation. Lot 2 will be for the delivery of specialist ecological advice on Glastir Advanced agreements. The requirement is for the delivery of specialist ecological advice and technical support to Welsh Government Glastir Contract Managers.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Advice, Facilitation And Servicing Advice Visits Across The Glastir Suite Of Schemes

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000
80500000
80510000
80530000
80540000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement is to

- Raise awareness of all elements of Glastir services and

- Promote participation in Glastir to interested parties.

The successful contractor will provide a range of advisors with the ability, qualifications and experience to deliver the service to applicants to the Glastir scheme.

In particular, the successful tenderer will offer key support services for Glastir Advanced, Glastir Commons and Glastir Small Grants. The successful tenderer will provide a range of advisors with the ability, qualifications and experience to deliver the service to existing agreement holders and potential applicants to the Glastir scheme.

Provision of advice and facilitation expected could include:

- Scheme promotion and awareness, particularly in key target catchments and landscapes;

- Provision of training events on an ad-hoc basis as training needs are identified;

- Provision of advisory visits for farmers under contract including how best to meet requirements of scheme obligations;

- Facilitation of Grazing Association requests for extensions to existing contracts;

- Assistance in the co-ordination of all relevant information required for extensions of existing Glastir Commons agreements;

- Liaison between the Glastir Advanced team and Grazing Associations on expected management practices;

- Provision of advice to Grazing Associations on opportunities available under the Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS) and development of opportunities for Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES);

- Promotional activities such as on-farm demonstrations;

- Provision of advice and guidance via phone or e-mail;

- Call centre referral handling 200-300 calls at 2 hr each.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Delivery Methodology / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion - Name: Resources / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the Industry / Weighting: 5
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
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: yes
Identification of the project: Measure 2 of the Rural Development Regulation which governs the Welsh Government Rural Communities- Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.
II.2.14)Additional information

The Glastir Advisory Support Service contract will access funds from the Measure 2 of the Rural Development Regulation which governs the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. This programme is funded by the European Union's European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and by Welsh Government.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Ecological Advice On Glastir Agreements For The Glastir Advanced Delivery Team

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000
80500000
80510000
80530000
80540000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement is to deliver technical support to Glastir Contract Managers on Glastir Advanced species management.

The successful contractor will provide a range of advisors with the ability, qualifications and experience to deliver the service to the Glastir scheme Contract Managers.

In particular the successful tenderer will be expected to:

- Draft whole farm advisory plans for target species ensuring that the actions recommended are:

- appropriate,

- sufficient,

- effective, and

- beneficial at both a farm and, where appropriate, at a wider landscape level.

- Provide formal training on provision for species objectives and associated habitat management to Glastir Contract Managers.

- Provide ad hoc support to telephone enquiries from Glastir Contract Managers seeking support on delivery of species objectives and associated habitat management.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Delivery Methodology / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion - Name: Resources / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the Industry / Weighting: 5
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
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: yes
Identification of the project: Measure 2 of the Rural Development Regulation which governs the Welsh Government Rural Communities- Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.
II.2.14)Additional information

The Glastir Advisory Support Service contract will access funds from the Measure 2 of the Rural Development Regulation which governs the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. This programme is funded by the European Union's European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and by Welsh Government.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2016/S 057-095231
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: C203/2015/2016
Lot No: 2
Title:

Specialist Ecological Advice On Glastir Agreements For The Glastir Advanced Delivery Team

A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
Other reasons (discontinuation of procedure)

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: C203/2015/2016
Lot No: 1
Title:

Advice, Facilitation And Servicing Advice Visits Across The Glastir Suite Of Schemes

A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
Other reasons (discontinuation of procedure)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)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 Registration.

- 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.

- Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 14:00.

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_32881 and itt's_53189, 53190 and 53192

- 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.

(WA Ref:63768).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Rhydycar Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1UZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000603300

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/03/2017