Coastal Monitoring Contract – Tyne and Wear

Coastal Monitoring Contract – Tyne and Wear

To improve understanding of the benefits of UK marine habitats with regard to coastal erosion, flood risk, climate change and biodiversity management.

Opportunity Id
DN555355
Title
Stronger Shores Development Phase and Delivery (Early open engagement).
Categories
70000000 – Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Contracting Services
77000000 – Environmental Services
77101500 – Environmental impact assessment
77102000 – Environmental reporting services
81000000 – Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
Description

The aim of the project is to improve understanding of the benefits of UK marine habitats with regard to coastal erosion, flood risk, climate change and biodiversity management. The project will apply innovative monitoring techniques to improve understanding of the influence of existing marine habitats on erosive processes and flood risk within UK coastal areas. Additionally, several suitable sites will be identified to implement proactive actions to restore and re-introduce marine habitat in locations where it is in decline or not currently present. The findings from these pilot sites will be used to quantify the costs and benefits of innovative marine nature-based solutions in a UK context, including an assessment of the holistic benefits of such actions. Therefore, the project will generate evidence and learning which can be applied in developing future strategies for the management of coastal erosion and flood risk across the UK coastline. We are seeking expressions of interest from parties who believe that they can deliver any of the project objectives. We are especially interested in hearing from those who have expertise in the field of coastal monitoring, particularly monitoring of wave attenuation and suspended sediment transport. Expressions are appropriate from those that have equipment/methods to monitor the following benefits or have capacity to develop new monitoring techniques in the following: • Flood and coastal erosion • Carbon sequestration of marine habitat • Biodiversity net gain • Water quality

Region(s) of supply
NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Marine, Habitat, Oyster, Coastal, Kelp, Sea Grass

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
10/07/2021
End date
31/03/2027

Contact details

Buyer
South Tyneside Council
Contact
Kerry Tate
Telephone
07796337844
Address
Corporate Procurement Service
Jarrow
Tyne and Wear
NE32 3DP

Expression of interest window

From 08/07/2021 15:30 to 04/08/2021 15:00