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02 Contract Notice

UXO Surveying and Risk Mitigation Services

  • First published: 22 April 2024
  • Last modified: 22 April 2024

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Published by:
Natural Resources Wales
Authority ID:
Publication date:
22 April 2024
Deadline date:
22 May 2024
Notice type:
02 Contract Notice
Has documents:
Has SPD:
Has Carbon Reduction Plan:


Establishment of a framework for UXO surveying and risk mitigation services for NRW and its named partners. CPV: 71510000, 71313410, 71351500, 71351720.

Full notice text

Contract notice

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales

Nrw Office




Contact person: Cathryn Mackinlay

Telephone: +44 7929853740



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1) Name and addresses

Snowdonia National Park Authority/Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri



LL48 6LF


Telephone: +44 1766770274



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1) Name and addresses

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Llanion Park

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6DY


Telephone: +44 1646624800



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1) Name and addresses

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way




Telephone: +44 1874624437



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

UXO Surveying and Risk Mitigation Services

Reference number: 106132

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Establishment of a framework for UXO surveying and risk mitigation services for NRW and its named partners.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)




II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

All of Wales

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The purpose of the requirement is to establish an efficient procurement route for all of NRW business as usual (BAU) work, strategic projects and NRW's partners named within this notice for UXO surveying and risk mitigation services. NRW is lead beneficiary or project partner in multiple habitat conservation and restoration projects several of which contain areas of UXO risk.

Services may be required on multiple large scale conservation projects across Wales. Sites could be a range of terrains including but not limited to bogs, sand dunes, marshland and will typically be sensitive sites including National Nature reserves, (NNRs), Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) or Special Areas of Conservation (SACs).

Typically conservation work will include ground penetration work including erecting fence lines for managed grazing, installation of dip wells and groundworks.

Many sites will be on 3rd party owned land and may have challenging access and other site constraints.

A range of techniques will have to be employed in surveying including but not limited to drones, hand held magnetometers, peat probes.

Due to the nature of UXO surveying it is difficult for NRW to estimate the value of this framework. For the purposes of establishing this framework we estimate spend in a range of 100,000GBP and 500,000GBP. NRW does not guarantee any level of expenditure under this framework.

Participating Organisations are:

Natural Resources Wales

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Snowdonia National Park Authority

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00  GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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: Yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 22/05/2024

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted



IV.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)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/05/2024

Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

The delivery of Community Benefits through procurement activity is a stated aim of the Welsh Government as highlighted in the Wales’s Procurement Policy Statement 2015. Community Benefits or ‘social requirements’ fall into 6 main categories and are designed to ensure that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when tendering contracts, these are shown below:

Retention and training for existing workforce

Supply chain initiatives

Promoting environmental benefits

Community initiatives

Contributions to education

Training and recruitment opportunities for the economically active

For the purposes of this tender, it is suggested that bidders focus on Promoting Environmental Benefits or Contributions to Education.

A community benefit proposal must be provided in Section 10.1 - Part B – Bidders response. For more information, or please click on the following link.

Please note that as this is non-core it will not be scored as part of your tender submission, but it is required for a compliant bid.

(WA Ref:140777)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand




Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice



Commodity categories

ID Title Parent category
71351720 Geophysical surveys of archaeological sites Geological, geophysical and other scientific prospecting services
71351500 Ground investigation services Geological, geophysical and other scientific prospecting services
71313410 Risk or hazard assessment for construction Environmental engineering consultancy services
71510000 Site-investigation services Construction-related services

Delivery locations

ID Description
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1020 East Wales
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012 Gwynedd
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1024 Powys
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018 Swansea
1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys

Alert region restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

ID Description
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

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