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Tile United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services
OJEU (High Value) 310870-2019
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-07-04
Deadline 2019-08-02 12:00:00
Nature Of Contract Service contract
Awarding Authority
Awarding Criteria The most economic tender
Procedure Open procedure

Description :

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: Defra Network eTendering Portal
Postal address: 17 Nobel House
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 2072385921
E-mail: Network.Procurement@defra.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Main address (URL): https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

I.3) Procurement documents

Additional Information
I.3.4) Additional information can be obtained from:
I.3.6)Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.3.8) to the above mentioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: MINISTRY

Main Activity
I.5.1) Main Activity: ENVIRONMENT

Section II: Object of Contract


Research to Inform Policy Development to Address Emissions from Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM)

Reference number: project_27190

II.1.4) Short description

The proposed research aims to understand the structure and ownership of the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) fleet in the UK. The data obtained will serve to inform policy development to deliver a reduction in emissions from NRMM by reducing current gaps in the evidence base; it will also inform the national emissions inventory (NAEI) continuous improvement programme.

II.01) Estimated value excluding VAT:
GBP 150000.00

Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: no

Description: Item/Lot 1
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

The proposed research aims to understand the structure and ownership of the Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) fleet in the UK. The data obtained will serve to inform policy development to deliver a reduction in emissions from NRMM by reducing current gaps in the evidence base; it will also inform the national emissions inventory (NAEI) continuous improvement programme.

The aim of this project is to gain a further understanding of the structure and ownership of the NRMM fleet in the UK, current and projected emissions, and lower emission technologies, to inform future policy in this area. The research will serve to develop Defra’s understanding of NRMM numbers and use in the UK and will enable a reduction in the uncertainty around current NRMM emission estimates.

By addressing gaps in the evidence-base it will inform development of policy options to address emissions from NRMM in England. This should include estimation of the size of the populations of a range of NRMM types (including at least machinery from construction/demolition, roadworks, mining/quarrying, other permitted sites, mobile generators and other NRMM at sites not subject to permitting (e.g. warehousing, logistics), their typical usage rates in hours per year, their typical lifespan in years, typical engine power ratings in kW, fuel use, emission factors, and idling time.

More specifically, the research will inform Defra’s work, by:

1) Reviewing current NAEI assumptions about lifespan and use over the lifespan of machinery;

2) Refining NRMM emission estimates and projections; disaggregating emissions by industry sectors and estimating emissions from TRUs;

3) Investigating ownership of NRMM by industry sector and with age; understand if there are issues of concern for SMEs or particular sectors/businesses;

4) Determining the likely behaviour changes and costs of introducing emission controls — taking into account the cost of machinery, lifespan, running costs and hire-costs.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

II.2.6) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.7) Start 2019-09-02
II.2.7) End 2020-09-30
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

To allow for any delays the contract is permitted to be extended until until 31.3.2021, subject to contractor performance.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no

Additional information:

Detail on the requirements, duration and evaluation criteria is provided in the tender documentation hosted on the Authority's e-tendering portal Bravo.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
III.1.2.2) Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
III. Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Key performance indicators and contract management activities are included within the procurement documentation.

III.2.3) Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.02.01) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.02.02) Date 2019-08-02
IV.02.02) Local time 12:00

IV.2.6) Tender must be valid until
IV.02.07) Conditions for opening of tenders
IV.02.07) Date 2019-08-02
IV.02.07) Local time 12:01
IV.02.07) Place


Section V: Complementary information

Additional information:

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information:

This exercise shall be conducted using DEFRA's eSourcing portal provided by Bravo Solutions. Candidates shall only be considered by registering their expression of interest on our portal at www.defra.bravosolutions.co.uk

Click on the ‘register now' link and then register Free on the portal.

Login to the portal with your username/password then find this opportunity in the ‘Search Latest Opportunities’ area and click on the relevant hyperlink relating to this contract. Those published in this area are opportunities open to any registered supplier.

Requests to participate must be made by completing and returning a selection questionnaire by the date and time specified in Section IV.2.2) and in accordance with the instructions set out in the selection questionnaire. Completed selection questionnaires submitted after the deadline may not be considered. The selection questionnaire will be made available to potential providers who have registered their interest.

Right to Cancel — DEFRA reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a contract, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award the contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.

Other Contracting Authorities: this contract is primarily intended to meet the needs of DEFRA and may require the successful bidder(s) to provide the goods/services on the same terms. DEFRA may also require the provision of the goods/services to members of the aforementioned Defra Group via the Environment Agency, rather than directly. A full list of the Defra Group can be found at:


The successful bidder(s) may also be required to provide the services to Central Government departments, executive agencies, and other NDPBs. Full lists can be found at:



In no circumstances will DEFRA be liable for any costs incurred by the applicants/tenderers and their associated parties. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgment of potential Applicants and Defra will not be responsible for any such expenditure.

Review body:
Official name: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affair
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
Postal code: SWIP 3JR
Country: UK

Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: UK
VI.04.03) Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision.

Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful.

DEFRA expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award or enter into any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this notice;

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;

(iii) to award one or more public contract(s) in relation to part only of the requirements covered by this notice; and/or

(iv) to award a contract(s) in stages.

Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2019-07-02

English Language Unavailable

CPV Codes
73000000; 73210000; 90731000; 90731100; Research and development services and related consultancy services; Research consultancy services; Services related to air pollution; Air quality management;

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