Awarded contract

4 Rivers for LIFE Invasive Non-Native Species Control Volunteer Engagement

  • Natural Resources Wales

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2024/S 000-010849

Published 4 April 2024, 8:44am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales

Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road


CF24 0TP


Cathryn Mackinlay



+44 7929853740


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKL - Wales

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local Agency/Office

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

4 Rivers for LIFE Invasive Non-Native Species Control Volunteer Engagement

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 85322000 - Community action programme

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Establishment of Local Action Groups for the reduction of Himalayan Balsam on 3 river catchments

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £160,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 85322000 - Community action programme
  • 45262640 - Environmental improvement works
  • 77314000 - Grounds maintenance services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKL - Wales
Main site or place of performance

South West Wales - Catchments of the Rivers Teifi, Tywi and Cleddau

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The 4 Rivers for LIFE project requires the support of Local Action Groups (LAGs) to reach its project objectives in the area of invasive non-nativespecies control in three river catchments; Afon Teifi, Afonydd Cleddau, and Afon Tywi. This commission is to establish a LAG across the three rivers, recruit and train volunteers, identify target areas, manage a Himalayan balsam control programme, and report on progress, with support from 4 Rivers for LIFE staff.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 50

Price - Weighting: 50

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Identification of the project

LIFE20 NAT/UK/000100

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2023/S 115-360744

Section five. Award of contract

Contract No


A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

22 December 2023

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 1

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 1

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

West Wales Rivers Trust

Llys Afon, Hawthorn Rise




+44 7518662884


United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: £160,000

Total value of the contract/lot: £160,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

(WA Ref:140438)

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand




+44 2079477501


United Kingdom