Research on Environment Agency
Social impacts and wellbeing benefits of Environment Agency activities.
Reference number: EA – 30421 – DZ
This deadline is for… Registering an interest in tendering.
Contract value:£25,000 – £45,000
Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes
Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes
Name of the buying organisation: Environment Agency
Description of the contract
Consultancy support to review policy and theory of accounting for social impacts and estimate social impacts and wellbeing benefits of EA activities. Environmental and to some extent economic benefits of the Environment Agency’s work are well known, social benefits less so. There are several drivers for reviewing and updating the evidence base for social impacts and wellbeing now: – Environment Agency will be subject to a Triennial review in the Autumn of 2012 and we will need to demonstrate the full range of benefits of our work, including social benefits to people and society. – Government has shown an interest in understanding and demonstrating a wider range of benefits and impacts of policies and interventions, including social benefits. Recently, several initiatives have reviewed methods and indicators for measuring this (such as Wellbeing agenda, Social Impacts task force, cultural Ecosystem services). This piece of work will: – 1. Update existing evidence on social benefits of EA activities. This will include a qualitative description of the social dimension of EA activities, quantitative analysis of corporate data sets and local case study examples. 2. Review, analyse and summarise recent and relevant government policy and methods for accounting for social impacts and benefits, and associated data and indicator sets. 3. Review, analyse and summarise recent and relevant empirical studies and research on social benefits of the environment. 4. Provide social evidence input to the Triennial review. 5. Propose recommendations for how the organisation could better account for social benefits in the future. 6. Disseminate findings and share learning with other ALB’s and Defra. The project will run from August 2012 until January 2013.
Classification of the contract
79311400 Economic research services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
73210000 Research consultancy services
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: 6 Months