Mapping and Modelling Framework

A Prior Information Notice

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26 Aug 2021
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The Environment Agency intends to appoint a replacement to its existing Mapping and Modelling Framework (MMF) and, prior to commencing the formal procurement exercise, wishes to notify the market of the upcoming opportunity, identify the level of interest in the new framework, and invite supplier feedback on the proposed approach. Suppliers are invited to take part in a short survey, details of which are included below.

Total Quantity or Scope

A high-level scope of services is detailed below. The framework will have a four year duration with an estimated value of £13m and will be available for use by other Risk Management Authorities. Suppliers should note that mapping and modelling works related to planned construction projects for the EA are unlikely to be delivered via this framework, with these being delivered under the EA’s Collaborative Delivery Framework. This framework will focus more on flood and coastal erosion modelling, forecasting and flood hydrology improvements, and national/catchment scale modelling, mapping and forecasting projects not linked to the development and delivery of schemes that contribute to the target to reduce risk to 336,000 properties in the 6 year capital programme (noting that this approach is likely to differ for other RMA’s that may use the framework and which may therefore include pre-construction modelling). FRAMEWORK STRUCTURE The Agency’s intention is to appoint four/ five suppliers to a single national Lot, providing a centralised and consistent national approach to deliver all requirements. The Agency expects that the majority of work delivered under the framework will be appointed following mini-competition between all suppliers appointed. It is intended that call-offs will use the NEC4 Professional Service Contract. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Effective emergency/ contingency support is critical for the successful delivery of the MMF and the EA is considering two options around this: 1: Suppliers provide a ‘best endeavours’ approach 2: Inclusion of a formal 24/7 standby system ahead of weather events and projected incidents. Additional information: The scope of services includes: - Modelling (Fluvial, Tidal, Open Coast, Continuous Simulation, Overtopping, Surface Water, Groundwater, Sewer, Whole System, Weather) - Wave transformation analysis - Surge analysis - Hydrology - Model Peer Review - NPPF Flood Risk Assessment Checking - MDSF2 - Survey and Mapping Services - Incident Management and Emergency Planning

CPV Codes

  • 71311100 - Civil engineering support services
  • 71351900 - Geology, oceanography and hydrology services
  • 79415200 - Design consultancy services

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** The EA invites interested suppliers to register their interest in this opportunity and take part in a short survey to assist with shaping the future framework. Please email to register your interest and request a link to the survey. Please use 'MMF survey' in the title/subject of your email. The survey will close on 16th September 2021.