Defra R&D Data Collection Programme FY2011/12 for recommended Marine Conservation Zones (rMCZ)

Defra R&D Data Collection Programme FY2011/12 for recommended Marine Conservation Zones (rMCZ)

[Value: £0.0 – £0.0 | Location: England | Deadline Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT | Description: As part of the implementation by HM Government of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, a network of conservation sites, intended to conserve or improve the UK marine environment, is being created in British seas. The network will comprise European M … | Type: Below OJEU: Contract ] Reference number: MPM/rMCZ

Deadline date: 01/02/2012

This deadline is for… Electronic Tender Submission

Contract value: £0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: EnglandUK Coastal Areas

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science

Description of the contract

As part of the implementation by HM Government of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, a network of conservation sites, intended to conserve or improve the UK marine environment, is being created in British seas. The network will comprise European Marine Sites, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Ramsar sites and Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). Through Defra, four regional MCZ projects have produced recommendations for proposed sites for MCZs, and there is now a need to ensure that the supporting evidence base is sufficient for the purpose. Links to the final reports from these Regional Projects and background information on the MCZ process can be found at Defra’s website; http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/marine/protect/mpa/mcz/. In order to address this issue, Defra are, where appropriate, commissioning the collection of additional evidence, by means of marine surveys, from a number of pre-defined rMCZs, during the current financial year (FY2011/12). Cefas as an executive agency of Defra will act as R&D Programme Managers for this work. Cefas’ main responsibilities will be to co-ordinate the collection of scientifically robust and cost-effective evidence from within a selection of rMCZs during the remainder of FY2011/12 and to manage the delivery of the resulting survey / data outputs. The work will be undertaken via marine surveys and the programme will be conducted in close consultation with Defra, Natural England, JNCC and the Environment Agency. It is proposed that the survey programme, a mixture of acoustic and biological validation surveys, will be carried out during February and March 2012 by a range of service providers from both public and private sectors. Market capability has been assessed via the aforementioned EOI call and appropriate providers will be identified and selected via this Invitation to Tender.

Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 2 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Lisa Scott

Address , NR33 0HT

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How to apply

Full instructions can be found within the attached documentation.