Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s) I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework agreement for Environmental engineering ground surveys as well as risk assessments and action plans.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norway.
NUTS code NO
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The objective of the framework agreement is to cover the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency's (henceforth also referred to as NDEA) requests for surveys and mapping that provide sufficient information about relevant contaminations, in such a way that the contaminated locations can be managed in environmental and socioeconomic reliable manners. The focus is that the assignments are to be solved in accordance with the current relevant rules and laws, in particular the Pollution Act, the Pollution Regulations, the Waste Regulations and other relevant regulations, as well as other public guidelines (the list is not exhaustive).
The agreement will mainly be used by NDEA, who shall safeguard environmental considerations for various locations, based on requirements from the pollution-control authority, or self-initiated reorganisation as a result in changed utilisation of areas. The agreement will shall mainly include the following tasks:
— mapping, environmental engineering ground surveys.
— risk assessments.
— the preparation of action, stand-by and surveillance plans.
— expert advisor liability for environmental reorganisation — inspections during reorganisation implementation.
— final inspections/follow-up inspections.
The environmental reorganisation of shooting ranges is expected to be the main part of the assignments.
The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency envisages a parallel framework agreement with three tenderers. The framework agreement will be for two (2) calendar years from contract signing, with an option for an extension for up to one (1) year + one (1) year.
In the tender documentation a requirement is made that the consultant must comply with requirements for higher education and several years of relevant experience.
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71351500, 90733700, 71313400, 71313420, 71313430, 71313440, 71313450, 90710000, 90711000, 90711200, 90711300, 90711400, 90711500, 90712000, 71351220, 71351730, 71351910, 71313410, 90711100
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The contract period is 2 years and can be extended with further 1 + 1 year.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 25 000 000 NOK
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers shall be a legally registered company. Documentation requirement: Foreign tenderers must present documentation that confirms that the company is legally registered in its home country. Norwegian tenderers do not need to document fulfilment of this requirement beyond the presentation of tax and VAT certificates, cf. the information below.
Tenderers shall have their tax and duty payments in order. Documentation requirement: ‘Tax and VAT certificate’ (RF-1316). The certificate can be ordered via www.altinn.no. The certificate must not be more than 6 months from the tender deadline. (only for Norwegian tenderers).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers shall have solid finances. Documentation requirement: Credit assessment of the tenderer, not older than 6 months from the deadline for receipt of tenders. The rating shall be carried out by an independent actor that has a licence for this. The result of the credit rating must be given as a graded value (letters or numbers) on a defined scale. If the tenderer, in order to comply with the requirement, presents guarantees from other companies (e.g. the parent company), an equivalent credit rating must be submitted for that company. Furthermore, a legally binding confirmation must be enclosed from this company stating that they have joint and several liability under the contract. — Also: The last three financial statements, or extracts thereof, containing key figures.
The tenderer must have the financial capacity to implement the contract. Documentation requirement: The tenderer must substantiate a turnover of minimum 10 000 000 NOK excluding VAT, for the previous fiscal year.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The tenderer (as a company) shall have good competence with carrying out the work included in this contract Documentation requirement: List of relevant contracts in the last five years, with a description of the contracts and their sizes. The list ought, as a minimum, to include 3 reference customers of an equivalent size (number of employees) as the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: If the number of qualified tenderers exceeds the limit for the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency, we will choose the tenderers who are seen as the best qualified based on a total assessment of the received documentation in accordance with the qualification requirement ‘The tenderer (as a company) shall have good experience with the execution of works covered in this contract.’.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
19.12.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: