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Title: Fenceless Fencing Solution
Published by: Natural Resources Wales
Publication Date: 02/12/2013
Application Deadline: 06/01/2014
Deadline Date: 06/01/2014
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Competition Brief “Fenceless Fencing” Project
Natural Resources Wales with support from Welsh Government and the Technology Strategy Board (SBRI) are seeking innovative measures to control livestock access around watercourses and riparian zones to reduce the impact of agriculture. The small business research initiative (SBRI) process is being used to find innovative alternatives to traditional wood and wire fencing.
Solution providers are encouraged to submit proposals which address the following challenges;
- Provide greater efficiencies over current methods employed
- More sustainable and environmentally friendly solution.
- Non visually intrusive and sympathetic to its natural environment
- Applicants should consider that impact of the natural environment and change in weather conditions in solutions offered.
Their evidence shows that 16% of Wales’ water bodies fail to reach the Water Framework Directive target of “Good Status” because of pollution from agricultural activities, including livestock poaching, erosion of river banks and poor management of slurry.
Fencing off the river bank can prevent stock access and erosion, both of which increase the risk of sediment and pollution entering the watercourse.
The competition will have two phases;
Phase One is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. The development contracts placed will be for a maximum of five months (January – June 2014) and have a maximum value of up to £20,000 (inc. VAT) per project.
Phase Two contracts are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstrators from the more promising innovative solutions from phase one. Funding for this phase will not exceed £50,000 per demonstrator project with an end date of August 2015.
At this stage contracts will only be let for phase one with a further bidding process set for phase two in 2014. A limited number of places are available for Phase two with only the best projects going forward.
The project is open to applicants who are legal entities, being particularly attractive to small and medium enterprises.
We will be holding a briefing event on the 18th December 2013. Those interested in applying are encouraged to register to attend.
Application packs will be released on Monday 2nd December 2013. Application submissions for phase one are due back no later than noon 6th January 2014. Late submissions or submissions by post will not be accepted.
If you have any queries please contact;
Richard Hancox, Project Manager (02920) 466460
Email: richard.hancox@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Natural Resources Wales

Project Manager, Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road,

Cardiff

CF24 0TP

UK

Richard Hancox

+44 2920466460

richard.hancox@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Natural Resources Wales

Project Manager, Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road,

Cardiff

CF24 0TP

UK

Richard Hancox

+44 2920466460

richard.hancox@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Natural Resources Wales




UK

Richard Hancox

+44 2920466460

richard.hancox@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Fenceless Fencing Solution

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Competition Brief “Fenceless Fencing” Project

Natural Resources Wales with support from Welsh Government and the Technology Strategy Board (SBRI) are seeking innovative measures to control livestock access around watercourses and riparian zones to reduce the impact of agriculture. The small business research initiative (SBRI) process is being used to find innovative alternatives to traditional wood and wire fencing.

Solution providers are encouraged to submit proposals which address the following challenges;

- Provide greater efficiencies over current methods employed

- More sustainable and environmentally friendly solution.

- Non visually intrusive and sympathetic to its natural environment

- Applicants should consider that impact of the natural environment and change in weather conditions in solutions offered.

Their evidence shows that 16% of Wales’ water bodies fail to reach the Water Framework Directive target of “Good Status” because of pollution from agricultural activities, including livestock poaching, erosion of river banks and poor management of slurry.

Fencing off the river bank can prevent stock access and erosion, both of which increase the risk of sediment and pollution entering the watercourse.

The competition will have two phases;

Phase One is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. The development contracts placed will be for a maximum of five months (January – June 2014) and have a maximum value of up to £20,000 (inc. VAT) per project.

Phase Two contracts are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstrators from the more promising innovative solutions from phase one. Funding for this phase will not exceed £50,000 per demonstrator project with an end date of August 2015.

At this stage contracts will only be let for phase one with a further bidding process set for phase two in 2014. A limited number of places are available for Phase two with only the best projects going forward.

The project is open to applicants who are legal entities, being particularly attractive to small and medium enterprises.

We will be holding a briefing event on the 18th December 2013. Those interested in applying are encouraged to register to attend.

Application packs will be released on Monday 2nd December 2013. Application submissions for phase one are due back no later than noon 6th January 2014. Late submissions or submissions by post will not be accepted.

If you have any queries please contact;

Richard Hancox, Project Manager (02920) 466460

Email: richard.hancox@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=4326.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

03000000 Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services
1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea
1020 East Wales
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1024 Powys

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

We will be holding a briefing event on the 18th December 2013. Those interested in applying are encouraged to register to attend.

Application packs will be released on Monday 2nd December 2013, these are attached to this notice. Application submissions for phase one are due back no later than noon 6th January 2014. Late submissions or submissions by post will not be accepted.

If you have any queries please contact;

Richard Hancox, Project Manager (02920) 466460

Email: richard.hancox@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

FFSRH01

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for obtaining documentation
 06-01-2014

Deadline for requests to participate
    06-01-2014  Time  12:00

Dispatch of invitations to tender
 06-01-2014

Estimated award date
 30-06-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:4326)

5.2

Additional Documentation

FAQ Document - Fenceless Fencing
Fenceless Fencing Bidders Application Form
Fenceless Fencing Competition Brief
Fenceless Fencing Guidance for Applicants
Fenceless Fencing ITT
Notable Dates for Bidders

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 02-12-2013

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
03/12/2013 13:04SBRI Briefing Event Details

A briefing event will be held: Wednesday 18th December 2013 10am – 1pm Holiday Inn Coldra Newport Gwent NP18 2YG Please confirm your attendance by emailing - Richard.Hancox@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
03000000Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related productsAgriculture and Food
77000000Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural servicesAgriculture and Food
73000000Research and development services and related consultancy servicesResearch and Development

Delivery Locations

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

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
02/12/2013 FAQ Document - Fenceless Fencing FAQ's170.00 KB0
02/12/2013 Fenceless Fencing Bidders Application Form Fenceless Fencing Bidders Application Form237.00 KB0
02/12/2013 Fenceless Fencing Competition Brief Fenceless Fencing Competition Brief13.64 KB0
02/12/2013 Fenceless Fencing Guidance for Applicants Fenceless Fencing Guidance for Applicants137.00 KB0
02/12/2013 Fenceless Fencing ITT Fenceless Fencing ITT124.00 KB0
02/12/2013 Notable Dates for Bidders Notable Dates for Bidders164.00 KB0

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