Landscape Services for the Environment Agency (North East, North West, Midlands) (2)
• Defra Network eTendering Portal
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-027255 
Publication date: 29 October 2021
F02: Contract notice
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
Defra Network eTendering Portal
17 Nobel House
London
SW1P 3JR
Email

Telephone
+44 2072385921
Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UK – United Kingdom
Internet address(es)
Main address
https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address
one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity
Environment

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
Landscape Services for the Environment Agency (North East, North West, Midlands) (2)
Reference number
33529 (2)
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 71421000 – Landscape gardening services
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Services
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
The Environment Agency seeks to appoint contractors to deliver landscape establishment and aftercare services at sites across the North East, North West and Midlands. The requirement is divided into three regional Lots with between 2 and 4 projects in each. All works are related to capital projects.
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: Yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.1) TitleII.2.1) Title
Lot 1: Landscape Services – Midlands
Lot No
1
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 71421000 – Landscape gardening services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKF – East Midlands (England)
• UKG – West Midlands (England)
Main site or place of performance
2 locations: Bromford to Castle Vale, and Kings Norton
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
Lot contains 2 projects:
BROMFORD.
Implementation & 5 Years Establishment Aftercare.
The Bromford and Castle Vale flood risk management scheme includes a series of embankments and sections of flood walls along the River Tame corridor between Hurricane Park in Bromford, and the Castle Bromwich business park in Castle Vale, covering an approximate distance of 4 km along the river length.
– Supply and planting of 88,827 bulbs.
– Implementation and establishment aftercare of 355 heavy standard trees, including the requirement of biodegradable tree protection tubes.
– Implementation and establishment aftercare of 77m of hedgerow.
– Aftercare maintenance of 29,942m² wildflower area.
– Annual litter picking and top- up of mulch.
– Installation of 3 backless benches.
WYCHALL RESERVOIR MITIGATION PLANTING.
Implementation & 5 Years Establishment Aftercare.
As part of the mitigation, 250 No. trees will be planted at 5 No. sites within the Kings Norton (North) Ward of Birmingham.
– Provision, maintenance and temporary warning signage during site works.
– Supply, planting and establishment aftercare of 250 light standard trees.
– Supply and maintenance of tree protection accessories.
– Annual maintenance and top-up of mulch.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
60
This contract is subject to renewal
No
two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invitedII.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
As detailed in the procurement documents
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.1) TitleII.2.1) Title
Lot 2: Landscape Services – North East
Lot No
2
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 71421000 – Landscape gardening services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKC – North East (England)
• UKF – East Midlands (England)
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
Lot contains 4 projects:
1) CLEMENTHORPE.
Implementation & 5 Years Establishment Aftercare.
The landscape works will be undertaken in Rowntree Park to the south of the scheme construction works and west of the River Ouse.
– Provision, maintenance and temporary warning signage during site works.
– Supply, planting and establishment aftercare of 15 extra heavy standard trees.
– Supply and maintenance of tree protection accessories.
– Annual maintenance and top-up of mulch.
2) HUMBER HULL FRONTAGE.
4 Years Establishment Aftercare (no Implementation).
The flood defences stretch along more than four miles (7km) of shoreline from St Andrew’s Quay Retail Park in the west to Victoria Dock Village in the east. As well as protecting homes, the work also protects major businesses in the city.
– Establishment aftercare of 126 standard trees, 2,753msq ornamental shrub planting, 4,957msq amenity grass.
– Annual litter picking and top-up of mulch.
3) BENTLEY INGS PUMPING STATION.
4.5 Years Establishment Aftercare (no Implementation).
The Landscape works are spread across the Pumping station and Areas 1, 2 and 3 are to the North East of the Pumping station adjacent to Bentley Ings and the River Don
– Establishment aftercare of 85 trees, including the maintenance of tree protection tubes; 286m of hedgerow.
– Annual maintenance and top-up of mulch.
4) TORKSEY
Implementation & 5 Years Establishment Aftercare.
The project involves mitigation planting as part of the Torksey Flood Risk Management Scheme (FRMS) based around Torksey Lock, on the River Trent. Mitigation planting will be carried out at 4 No. sites near Torksey Lock and consists mainly of tree planting.
– Cultivate, sow and initial cuts of 10,300msq grassed area (Provisional item).
– Supply and planting of 143 containerised shrubs and 573 bare root trees, including material provided by Woodland Trust.
– Establishment aftercare of trees, including the installation of tree protection tubes, and grassed areas.
– Annual maintenance and top-up of mulch.
– Install and maintain strained stock proof wire mesh fencing.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
60
This contract is subject to renewal
No
two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invitedII.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
As detailed in the procurement documents
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.1) TitleII.2.1) Title
Lot 3: Landscape Services – North West
Lot No
3
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 71421000 – Landscape gardening services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKD – North West (England)
Main site or place of performance
2 sites at Carlisle and Rickerby
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
Lot contains 2 projects:
1) CARLISLE PHASE 1
9 Years Establishment Aftercare (no implementation)
The landscape works are situated within the existing established Melbourne Park, which contains play areas, sports fields, BMX course, riverside walks, extensive tree planting and naturalised planting near the river.
– Establishment aftercare of 85 heavy standard trees, 20m of hedgerow,
– Aftercare maintenance of 7,000msq wildflower area, 10,550msq amenity grass, 6,430msq biodiversity enhancement area (all provisional items).
– Annual litter picking and top-up of mulch.
2) RICKERBY
9 Years Establishment Aftercare (no implementation)
The design of the Scheme has been considered to achieve the required level of flood protection and minimise, as far as possible, the potential impacts of the Scheme whilst respecting the views of local residents.
Establishment aftercare of:
– 38 feature trees, 576m of hedgerow, 14,914msq amenity grass, 2,090msq wildflower area, Ornamental planting
– Annual litter picking and top-up of mulch.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
108
This contract is subject to renewal
No
two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invitedII.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
As detailed in the procurement documents
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions for participationIII.1) Conditions for participation
three.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.2) Conditions related to the contractIII.2) Conditions related to the contract
three.2.2) Contract performance conditionsIII.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Key Performance Indicators and service credits are detailed in the procurement documents.

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:
Termination of the previous procurement exercise has resulted in urgency to deliver this project to meet project timescales and planning requirements.
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date
15 November 2021
Local time
11:00am
four.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidatesIV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
23 November 2021
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
English
four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tenderIV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.2) Information about electronic workflowsVI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
Courts of England and Wales
London
Country
United Kingdom

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