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The EPA is establishing a multi operator framework agreement for the procurement of ecological technical support over a period of 4 years. This technical support is essential to enable the Agency to meet it's new obligations under the Water Policy ...

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environmental Protection Agency
N/A
Headquarters, PO Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate
For the attention of: Trudi Furlong
Wexford
IRELAND
Telephone: +353 539160600
E-mail:
Fax: +353 539160699

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/334

Electronic access to information: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=88238&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Environment
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Framework agreement for the provision of ecological technical support.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: McCumiskey House, Clonskeagh, Dublin.

NUTS code IE

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 EPA is establishing a multi operator framework agreement for the procurement of ecological technical support over a period of 4 years. This technical support is essential to enable the Agency to meet it's new obligations under the Water Policy Regulations (SI 722 of 2003) as amended in 2014 (SI 350 of 2014).
In particular, the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Unit within the Office of Environmental Assessment (OEA) requires ecological expertise to assist in a wide range of tasks including:
- Design and implementation of the surface water monitoring programme (rivers, lakes, transitional and coastal waters),
- Environmental data management and assessment,
- Environmental reporting,
- Environmental risk assessment,
- Establishing an evidence base to support the development of environmental quality standards,
- Inter-calibration of ecological monitoring tools.
The title of the framework agreement is ‘Agreement for the Provision of Ecological Technical Support’. It is divided into the following two (2) Lots:
Lot Title:
1. Freshwater ecological support,
2. Marine ecological support.
The framework agreement has a term of 4 years and comprises a separate framework for each lot.
The tenders will be evaluated separately in respect of each lot, both in terms of the eligibility criteria and the Award Criteria in Section 6.2)
Tenderers should quote for both junior and senior level ecologists. Junior levels will have between 3 and 5 years relevant experience and Senior levels will have greater than 5 years relevant experience as defined in the relevant role profiles.
Tenderers can apply for admission for 1 or more lots (Lot 1 - Freshwater ecologists (Junior and Senior); Lot 2 - Marine ecologists (Junior and Senior)). In each case tenderers will be required to provide evidence of the necessary experience and expertise. Evaluation of tenders will be on the basis set out in Section 6.2.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000, 90710000, 90711000, 90711200, 90711300, 90711400, 90711500, 90720000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 258 363,65 EUR
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Demonstration of understanding of the skills and expertise necessary to carry out the services required. Weighting 10
2. Demonstration of the relevant experience and expertise in the areas required of the service provider. Weighting 40
3. Demonstration of proof of excellence in communication. Weighting 10
4. Management and reliability and continuity of supply. Weighting 10
5. Ultimate cost. Weighting 30
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
RFT2015EPAEcoTechSupport
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 095-172658 of 19.5.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1 Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Freshwater ecologists (both Junior and Senior).
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
28.7.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
Number of offers received by electronic means: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

RPS Group Limited
West Pier Business Campus, Co. Dublin
A96 N6T7 Dun Laoghaire
IRELAND
Telephone: +353 14882900
Internet address: http://www.rpsgroup.com/Ireland/Contact-Us.aspx

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 154 923,25 EUR
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no
Contract No: 2 Lot No: 2 - Lot title: Framework - Senior marine ecologists (both Junior and Senior)
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
28.7.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
Number of offers received by electronic means: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Aquafact Ltd
12 Kilkierrin Park, Liosbaun
Galway
IRELAND
Telephone: +353 91756812
Internet address: http://www.aquafact.ie/contacts.php

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 103 440,40 EUR
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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)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:
21.3.2016