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This contract is for the application of nematode solution to stumps on restock coupes in Wales, prior to restocking. In order to reduce the use of chemical pesticides, Natural Resources Wales uses beneficial nematodes in the defence against Large ...

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Natural Resources Wales
Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0TP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000654353
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKL

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0110

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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
Environment

Section II: Object

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

Nematode Application to Clearfell Sites 2017-2021.

Reference number: itt_62178
II.1.2)Main CPV code
77231200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This contract is for the application of nematode solution to stumps on restock coupes in Wales, prior to restocking. In order to reduce the use of chemical pesticides, Natural Resources Wales uses beneficial nematodes in the defence against Large Pine Weevil damage to young trees. The microscopic nematodes are applied to stumps to infect the Hylobius abietis larvae, reducing the emergent adult population and minimising fatal damage to planted trees. This application must take place during June, July and August in order to infect the larvae, before they pupate and emerge as adults. We intend to award a contract to apply nematodes to a minimum of 150 ha and a maximum of 450 ha per annum.

Nematode application programme is offered in 1 lot, covering sites across the Principality, with the bulk of the programme in Tywi Forest, Hafren Forest, Ceri Forest, Clocaenog Forest and Alwen Forest.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 486 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77231200
77230000
77231000
77200000
77000000
33698100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Coupes across Wales but primarily in Mid and North Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is for the application of nematode solution to stumps on restock coupes in Wales, prior to restocking.

In order to reduce the use of chemical pesticides, NRW uses beneficial nematodes in the defence against Large Pine Weevil damage to young trees. The microscopic nematodes are applied to stumps to infect the Hylobius abietis larvae, reducing the emergent adult population and minimising fatal damage to planted trees. This application must take place during June, July and August in order to infect the larvae, before they pupate and emerge as adults. No application will take place outwith these months unless prior agreement of NRW.

We intend to award a contract to apply nematodes to a minimum of 150 ha and a maximum of 450 ha per annum.

Nematode application programme is offered in 1 lot, covering sites across the Principality, with the bulk of the programme in Tywi Forest, Hafren Forest, Ceri Forest, Clocaenog Forest and Alwen Forest.

- The contractor will supply a forwarder compliant with FISA 503, fuel and an FMOC qualified operator. NRW to supply the rig and spray equipment however contractor will be responsible for maintenance and repair if necessary. The contractor will also supply site security for machine if required.

- NRW will purchase the nematodes. However the contractor must organise delivery and storage as guidance specifies.

- The contractor will organise and manage a team of 4 operators to apply nematodes to every visible stump within the agreed area to be treated.

- The contractor will be responsible for the managing and supply of water to each site and will need to have the relevant equipment i.e. Water tank/storage, pump, water extraction licence etc. (if needed).

- The contractor will be responsible for checking the suitability of each site to perform operations, and the pre-larval and post spraying assessment of each site.

- The contractor will be designated site manager for the operation and will make day-to-day decisions to ensure that operations follow all procedures specified by Wales Silvicultural Operations (WSO).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 60
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

To be effective the application of the nematode solution must take during June, July and August to infect the Hylobius abietis larvae, reducing the emergent adult population and minimising fatal damage to planted trees. NRW have only just learned that funding has been made available to deliver this programme over the contract period so were unable to determine contract requirements beforehand. We are using the accelerated procedure to make as much use as possible of the June application window.

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: 2017/S 096-189234
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: Itt_62178
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
26/06/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
GMD Forestry Ltd
3 Pen Y Bryn, Bontuchel
Ruthin
LL15 2BH
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKL13
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 500 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 486 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Instructions for submitting an expression of interest / completing the ITT.

i) Suppliers should register on the eTendering portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

ii) Once registered, suppliers must express their interest as follows

a) login to the eTendering portal

b) select ITT'

c) select 'ITTs Open To All Suppliers'

d) access the listing relating to the contract ITT: itt_62178 - Nematode Application to Clearfell Sites 2017-2021 and view details

e) click on 'Express Interest' button in the 'Actions' box on the left hand side of the page

iii) Once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to 'My ITTs', where you can download and where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button.

iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest, please contact the eTendering helpdesk on 0800 3684852 or at

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(WA Ref:69500).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Natural Resources Wales
Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0TP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000654353

Internet address:http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

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:
24/07/2017