Tender: 2021 Supply of Chemicals & Fertilisers for Coillte Nurseries & Aerial Fertilisation Programme

Tender for the supply and delivery of chemical and fertiliser products to Coillte’s Nurseries and for the supply of Granulated Fertiliser to various forest locations. The estimated total value of purchases is in the region of €2,000,000 (ex VAT)

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses

Coillte CGA

N/A

Newtownmountkennedy

Wicklow

Co Wicklow

IE

Contact person: Eileen O’Regan

Telephone: +353 667163370

E-mail: eileen.oregan@coillte.ie

NUTS code:  IE –  IRELAND

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.coillte.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

I.3)

Communication

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

https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

Additional information can be obtained from

the abovementioned address:  

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

electronically via:  https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

to the abovementioned address

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:  https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)

Main activity

Other activity:  Forestry and related services

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title

2021 Supply of Chemicals & Fertilisers for Coillte Nurseries & Aerial Fertilisation Programme.

Reference number:  2021 Supply of Chemical & Fertiliser

II.1.2)

Main CPV code

14300000  –  Chemical and fertiliser minerals

II.1.3)

Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)

Short description

Coillte invites responses to this Invitation to Tender (ITT) from economic operators (‘Tenderers’) for the supply and delivery of chemicals and fertiliser products to Coillte’s Nurseries and for the supply of Granulated Fertiliser to various forest locations. (see our supplier management system “Proactis”)

II.1.5)

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2000000.00  EUR

II.1.6)

Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)

Description

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)

14310000  –  Fertiliser minerals

14320000  –  Chemical minerals

16140000  –  Manure spreaders

16141000  –  Fertiliser distributors

24000000  –  Chemical products

24100000  –  Gases

24315000  –  Miscellaneous inorganic chemicals

24327000  –  Miscellaneous organic chemicals

24400000  –  Fertilisers and nitrogen compounds

24410000  –  Nitrogenous fertilisers

24420000  –  Phosphatic fertilisers

24422000  –  Chemical phosphatic fertilisers

24430000  –  Animal or vegetal fertilisers

24440000  –  Miscellaneous fertilisers

24450000  –  Agro-chemical products

24900000  –  Fine and various chemical products

24950000  –  Specialised chemical products

24960000  –  Various chemical products

II.2.3)

Place of performance

NUTS code:  IE –  IRELAND

Main site or place of performance:  

Wicklow

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement

Coillte invites responses to this Invitation to Tender
(ITT) from economic operators (‘Tenderers’) for the
supply and delivery of chemicals and fertiliser
products to Coillte’s Nurseries and for the supply of
Granulated Fertiliser to various forest locations.
To access the tender documentation for this
competition please log on to Coillte’s Supplier
Management System (SMS) Proactis

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: 2000000.00  EUR

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 72

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: no

II.2.14)

Additional information

To access the tender documentation please log on to Coillte’s Supplier
Management System (SMS) Proactis by going to
(http://www.coillte.ie/), click on ‘Our Business’
– ‘Forestry’ – ‘Suppliers’ – ‘SMS Portal’, or use the
link below:
https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login
Tenders or request to participate must be submitted
via the above mentioned address.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)

Conditions for participation

III.1.3)

Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2)

Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Description

IV.1.1)

Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8)

Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement : no

IV.2)

Administrative information

IV.2.2)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date:  17/05/2021

Local time:  14:00

IV.2.4)

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English

IV.2.6)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months : 72  (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:  17/05/2021

Local time:  16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement:  no

VI.2)

Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)

Additional information

To access the tender documentation for this competition please log on to Coillte’s Supplier Management System (SMS) Proactis by going to (http://www.coillte.ie/), click on ‘Our Business’ – ‘Forestry’ – ‘Suppliers’ – ‘SMS Portal’, or use the link below:
https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body

High Court

Four Courts

Dublin 7

IE

E-mail: highcourtscentraloffice@courts.ie

Tender: Enabling Works Derrinlough Wind Farm (Selected Documents)

March 2020

Planning Decision

Derrinlough Wind Farm – Drainage Design Basis Statement

Geotechnical Design Report: Peat Repository Areas

FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT

Tender: DAFM Area Monitoring System Service

March 2022

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites tenders for the provision of an Area Monitoring System.


Within the context of the Common Agricultural Policy, Article 70 of Regulation 2021/2116 requires the establishment of an Area Monitoring System (AMS) by 1st January 2023. Article 65 of 2021/2116 defines an area monitoring system as a procedure of regular and systematic observation, tracking and assessment of agricultural activities and practices on agricultural areas by Copernicus Sentinels satellite data or other data of at least equivalent value.

The AMS will use Copernicus Sentinel Satellite data or other data of at least equivalent value to assess the monitorable eligibility conditions of the relevant area-based schemes.

To allow the reliable observation, tracking and assessment of agricultural activities and practices, the area monitoring system shall, ensure the detection of:
• The presence of ineligible areas, in particular permanent structures;
• The presence of ineligible land use;
• The change in the category of the agricultural area whether it is arable land, permanent crop or permanent grassland.


These observations will be made at the level of agricultural parcel or units of land containing non-agricultural areas and agricultural land considered eligible by the Member State. Where relevant, Member States shall use the information referred to in this paragraph for the purpose of updating the identification system for agricultural parcels.

The scope of the AMS system is to exploit the time series of Sentinel data to continuously monitor all the Feature of Interest (FOI) associated with agricultural parcels within the LPIS and the GSAA that relate to CAP area-based schemes. The system will be required to generate information to confirm or reject area-based eligibility compliance with the declared practices. This information will be communicated to scheme applicants in real time, so that they can be amended by the applicant, if required.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is issuing this tender to enter into a contract with a vendor to supply an Area Monitoring System (AMS) Service for the Integrated Controls Division (ICD) within DAFM which has the capacity to deliver the obligations of Article 70 of Regulation 2021/2116 which requires the establishment of an AMS by 1st January 2023.

Article 65 of 2021/2116 defines an area monitoring system as a procedure of regular and systematic observation, tracking and assessment of agricultural activities and practices on agricultural areas by Copernicus Sentinels satellite data or other data of at least equivalent value.

The Integrated Administration and Control System

Within the context of the Common Agricultural Policy, REGULATION (EU) No 2021/2116 OFTHE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL requires the establishment and maintenance of an Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) for certain payments provided for in Regulation (EU) No 2021/2115.

The integrated system shall comprise the following elements:

  • An identification system for agricultural parcels,
  • A geo-spatial application system and, where applicable,
  • An area monitoring system,
  • A system for the identification of beneficiaries of the interventions and measures referred to in Article 65(2); (e) a control and penalty system,
  • Where applicable, a system for the identification and registration of payment entitlements, &
  • Where applicable, a system for the identification and registration of animals.

The integrated system shall provide information relevant for the reporting on the indicators referred to in Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 2021/2115.

Land Parcel Identification System

Within the context of the Common Agricultural Policy, Article 68 of Regulation 2021/2116 requires the establishment and maintenance of an identification system for agricultural parcels. According to Article 5 of Regulation 2021/2116, an identification system shall operate at reference parcel level.  A reference parcel shall contain a unit of land representing agricultural area meaning any area taken up by arable land, permanent grassland, or permanent crops. Reference parcels must meet the following requirements:

  • Reference parcels shall be measurable,
  • Reference Parcels shall enable unique and unambiguous localisation of each agricultural parcel annually declared,
  • Reference parcels shall enable the calculation of a maximum eligible area for the purpose of the support schemes, &
  • Locate and determine the size of those ecological focus areas.

The Irish Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) was originally established in 1995 based on 1:2,500 ordnance survey maps with LPIS parcels being aligned to the Irish National Grid. The LPIS contains approximately 1,300,000 parcels which have been subject to continuous update based on revised maps, review against new orthoimagery, and the results of satellite and ground inspections. In 2018 the DAFM commenced a rebuild of the LPIS which involved making a number of improvements including the realignment of LPIS boundaries to Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) Prime 2 to improve positional accuracy, adopting Irish Transverse Mercator as projection standard, and a new parcel numbering system. As of 2023, 19 counties have been delivered to the updated LPIS database with the remaining 7 being maintained on the legacy database. The LPIS rebuild project is scheduled to be completed in 2024 by which time all LPIS parcels will be delivered to the new LPIS database.

In the Irish context the reference parcel commonly referred to as the LPIS Parcel is defined as a continuous area of land, which can comprise of a single field or block of contiguous fields. LPIS parcels are generally declared by a single farmer with the exception of commonage parcels where land is held in common ownership and a single LPIS Parcel can be claimed by multiple farmers. LPIS Parcels are generally claimed with a single crop, i.e., a single agricultural parcel with the exception of temporary subdivision parcels where a farmer may declare multiple crops or agricultural parcels on a single LPIS parcel. LPIS parcel boundaries are generally mapped to real world topographical features, however some LPIS boundaries are based on administrative boundaries or unverified boundaries based on farmer maps. LPIS parcel boundaries do not include permanent non-agricultural features such as public roads, rivers etc.

The LPIS is currently used to administer payments for the following schemes:

  • Basic Payment Scheme* (BPS)
  • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme (ANC)
  • Green Low Carbon Agri Environment Scheme (GLAS)
  • Protein Aid Scheme (PAS)
  • Beef Data Genomics Programme (BDGP)
  • Young Farmer Scheme (YFS)
  • Forestry Schemes

The LPIS Update Processes

LPIS is subject to continuous update based on revised maps, review against new orthoimagery, and the results of satellite and ground inspections. These updates occur year-round. The following sections give an overview of the different projects which trigger an update of the LPIS.

The below table summarises the number of LPIS parcel updates in a calendar year, in this case data is taken from 2020.

Applicants under the scheme were allocated payment entitlements and are paid on the basis of the number of entitlements held with the requirement to have an eligible hectare of agricultural land per entitlement. Annual applications are made by 15th May and also cover the other land-based aid schemes; for example, ANC, GLAS, Forestry, Protein Aid Scheme and the BDGP. Applicants declare all land parcels available to them and the eligible areas per parcel on their annual application forms. It is of critical importance under the IACS that the LPIS is accurate and fully up to date as regards eligible areas.

If a failure to properly maintain and update the LPIS is determined by a European Commission audit it could lead to a significant financial disallowance.

One of the main means by which the LPIS is kept up to date is by the annual submission of maps by applicants under the Basic Payment Scheme.  These maps are updated as appropriate to amend the eligible areas of the land parcels declared. 

In accordance with EU Parliament and Council Regulation No. 1306/2013 – Articles 59 and 74 and Commission Regulation (EU) No. 809/2014 – Articles 24-27, 30-33a, 37-41, it is necessary for Member States to carry out on-the-spot eligibility inspections on at least 5% of all beneficiaries submitting a Basic Payment Scheme application and/or other area-based scheme applications. Instead of applying the traditional means of on-the-spot checking, i.e., ground inspection, the Member States can make use of remote sensing as outlined in the articles of these Regulations. In Ireland a programme of both Ground Eligibility and Remote Sensing inspections are carried out.

In 2022, it is currently foreseen that approximately 7,000 applications will be controlled by Remote Sensing for land eligibility controls. It is anticipated that the applications will be located in approx. 48 remote sensing zones, reduced to approx. 20 zones where adjacent zones are merged, and will cover some 12,480 km2. In addition, approximately 1000 full ground eligibility inspections will be carried out in 2022 to verify area-based eligibility conditions for the scheme mentioned above.

The practical implementation of the On-the Spot Checks under these regulations is covered by the European Commission Guidance for On-The-Spot Checks (OTSC) and Area Measurement – DSCG/2014/32 – Final REV 4 – Year 2018 – Valid for campaign 2020, which can be downloaded from:

https://marswiki.jrc.ec.europa.eu/wikicap/index.php/Main_Page

In total over 15,000 applicants submitted maps using the on-line system in 2020.

The current GSAA application facility is also the application facility for other area-based schemes, including:        

  • Greening Payment
  • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme – approx. 80% of applicants qualify
  • Areas of Specific Constraints (Islands) Scheme (ASC)
  • Young Farmers Scheme (YFS)
  • Protein Aid Scheme (PAS)
  • Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM)
  • Green Low Carbon Agri Environment Scheme (GLAS)
  • Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

Bord na Mona Tender: Selection of Pipework Suppliers for the Peatlands Climate Action Scheme

RFT 209642 – MH – MH 11/03/22

This is the first of a two stage process – Stage 1 a PQQ (Prequalification Questionnaire) to determine if suppliers qualify and Stage 2 an ITT (Invitation to Tender) for qualified suppliers.

Note: Bord na Mona tender split into two stages, which prevents public disclosure to details on drainage pipes required

https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlproposal_s.asp?PID=209338

Greenways & Blueways

Source: Tender from Bord Failte: Visitor Amenities, Interpretation, Branding & Wayfinding Plans for Greenways & Blueways

Greenways Funded Prior to “2018 Strategy for the Future Development of National & Regional Greenways”.  

Project Local Authorities/Public BodyDistanceCurrent Status  
1. Waterford Greenway  Waterford CoCo 46kmCompleted – Open – Extension to Waterford City due for completion late 2022 
2. Old Rail Trail   Westmeath CoCo  42kmCompleted – Open   
3. Galway to Athlone   Westmeath CoCo, Roscommon CoCo, Galway CoCo, TII   No route selected yet, possible round 140kmDue for Completion 2024- 2025 

Greenways Funded under the “2018 Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways” 

Project Local Authorities/Public BodyDistanceCurrent Status 
1. Royal Canal Greenway  Kildare, Meath, Westmeath, Longford County Councils, Waterways Ireland  130kmCompleted – Open  
2. Connemara Greenway    Galway CoCo  76km13km Completed – Due to Complete 2023 
3. Grand Canal Greenway  Kildare Laois Offaly County Councils  130km6km Open due to complete 2023  
4. Blessington Greenway   Wicklow CoCo  42km6km Open – due to complete 2023  
5. Tralee to Fenit    Kerry CoCo  12kmDue to Open Spring 2022 
6. Limerick Border to Listowel Greenway (Kerry section)Kerry CoCo  17kmDue to Open Spring 2022  
7. South East Greenway    Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny County Councils.   24kmDue to Open 2023 
8. Midleton – Youghal Greenway    Cork CoCo  23kmDue to Open 2023- 2024 
9. Limerick GreenwayLimerick Greenway39kmCompleted – Open

List of Blueway’s in Blueway Ireland Accreditation Process: 

Project Lead Promoter DistanceCurrent Status 
1. Lough Derg Waterways Ireland (Clare, Tipperary & Clare County Councils) 128kmFull accreditation expected October 2021  
2. River Suir Tipperary County Council (Managed by Tipperary Local Sports Partnership)  53kmFull accreditation expected October 2021 
3, Árainn Mór (Donegal) Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo  Island Co-Operative <25kmConfirmed Stage 1 approval. Intend to achieve full accreditation in 2021   
4. Boyne Blueway Meath County Council 10kmConfirmed Stage 1 approval. Intend to achieve full accreditation in 2021 
Shannon Erne Waterways Ireland 65kmStage 1 approved 
Shannon Waterways Ireland 72kmStage 1 approved 
Lough Gill Sligo County Council 38kmStage 1 approved 
Skellig Coast South Kerry Development Partnership CLG <25kmStage 1 approved 
Barrow Blueway Waterways Ireland 41kmStage 1 approved 
Maharees Blueway Maharees Conservation Group <25kmEOI Stage 
Blackwater Blueway Waterford City & County Council <25kmEOI Stage 
Bright Lights Blueway Wicklow County Council  Stage 1 approval deferred – more development works to be completed 

Related documents:

Tender for the Selection of Bord na Móna Bulk Road Transportation Services for Peat

Procurement Reference Number [205520]

7th January 2022

The Contracting Entity, wishes to put a framework agreement in place with a number of logistic service providers for the provision of Road Bulk Transport Services.

Tender Description: Bord na Móna has significant road haulage requirements for bulk materials within its Peat and Horticulture businesses.

These materials currently include fuel peat, horticultural peat and various biomass materials, and are distributed to both internal and external customers.

Bord na Móna’s peat production bogs are widely spread across the Midlands of Ireland, supplying 1 power station, 1 briquette factories and a number of horticultural growing media facilities by both road and an internal rail network. The vast majority of road deliveries are carried out using “walking floor” trailers, on the basis of receiving site restrictions. Bord na Móna now wishes to invite suitably qualified transport companies to tender for the haulage of peat by road from and to multiple locations throughout the country.

Volumes and locations etc will be issued in stage 2 of this eTender.

Provision of Economic Consultancy Support for a new Irish Water Trade Effluent Charging Policy

Developing enduring TE charging proposals was originally within the scope of the Non-Domestic Tariff Framework. However, Irish Water informed the CRU that it did not have sufficient data on TE discharges to propose an enduring charging policy at that time. Therefore, the CRU decided that Irish Water maintain the existing Local Authority TE charging arrangements for an interim period as Irish Water had insufficient cost evidence at the time to propose an enduring policy for charging TE discharges.

Irish Water still does not have sufficient data to generate enduring TE charging proposals. However, the CRU is of the view that it would not be beneficial to wait for greater cost and discharge data to be available to Irish Water as this may take a number of years for Irish Water to gather. The CRU therefore is considering a number of options to develop interim TE charging arrangements that could be implemented in the near term, that is, until Irish Water has greater cost and discharge data (and the enduring arrangements can be implemented).

The high-level approach to the project is as follows:

1) Consult on the future (enduring) and interim TE arrangements;
2) Decide on interim TE arrangements and specific interim TE charge levels;
3) Assessment of how well the enduring and interim TE charging arrangements meet the tariff principles.

Environmental Consultancy Services to Develop a Framework of Best Practice Measures and Guidelines for the Protection and Restoration of High Status River Waterbodies

The Waters of LIFE is an EU LIFE Integrated Project which aims to help reverse the deterioration of Ireland’s most pristine waters. The ongoing loss of high status waters is among the most concerning, protracted and persistent water quality trend in Ireland.

Other water quality trends have well-understood cause and effect, with detailed plans in place to mitigate impacts. More actions are necessary to protect pristine waters. Many of these waters are small, upland streams. The protection and restoration of these waters is one of the key underpinning principles of the Water Framework Directive.

The overall objective of the Waters of LIFE  IP is to support the implementation of measures to protect and enhance High-Status Waters and thus to support the work of the Blue Dot Catchments Programme as outlined at Section 8.3.2 (pages 103-105) of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021.

The Waters of LIFE IP will act as a catchment-scale demonstration project to test and validate the effectiveness of implementing locally-tailored ‘best practice’ measures across a range of landscape and land-use management activities typically associated with the catchments of high-status waters. The project will trial and validate the implementation of measures at the catchment scale across a number of pilot catchments with the view to building national understanding and capacity, optimising approaches for the targeting of measures in critical areas of the catchment, assessing the effectiveness of the approach and using the learnings from the project to inform and support ongoing work across all high-status catchments in the Irish River Basin District. It will demonstrate the effective implementation of an integrated catchment-based approach for the application of measures to protect and/or restore all waters for which a high-status objective has been identified in Ireland’s River Basin Management Plan.

Outputs from the project will support the refinement and ongoing development of guidance and measures for farming, forestry and other land-use practices in the catchments of high-status waters. Critically, project outputs will provide input to the development of future national policies and strategies for the protection of high-status waters, in particular approaches for the elaboration of future agri-environment and forestry support measures needed to protect and preserve this important environmental resource.

The project will focus on demonstrating the practical application of bespoke locally-tailored solutions at both the catchment and the plot scale, based on best scientific understanding of the environmental circumstances and priorities within individual catchments and taking account of the input and views of local farmers, landowners and people within the community who have knowledge of their own locality. The project will give strong emphasis to harnessing community involvement, ownership and goodwill in order to achieve mutual benefits and deliver the necessary land-use management changes to support the long-term protection and maintenance of high-status waters.

Tenders are invited for the provision of consultancy services to prepare a framework of best practice measures and guidelines for the protection and enhancement of high status river waterbodies.

All relevant measures that may have application in high status river catchments will be identified and evaluated through the review process. Although not all will be trialled in demonstration catchment applications in this project, the framework will be available for roll out to support RBMP objectives, and the wider Blue Dot Programme in particular, for the full range of national high status catchments and the diversity of issues and scenarios to be addressed.

Business and Biodiversity Platform

Attached tender with details on a new business and biodiversity platform

Unclear if the new platform will monitor state and/or state companies (Coillte, Irish Water, BnM, ESB etc) and their impact on biodiversity. Aim is to oversee the development of our online hub to support Irish businesses to carry out actions to improve the outlook for biodiversity.

Links:

https://www.naturalcapitalireland.com/post/vacancy-nci-is-seeking-a-platform-manager-for-our-new-business-biodiversity-platform

https://www.naturalcapitalireland.com/post/the-ifnc-launches-a-study-on-business-biodiversity

https://www.naturalcapitalireland.com/post/announcing-nci-s-new-platform-to-help-businesses-take-action-for-biodiversity