Statistical modelling of bird and cetacean distributions

Statistical modelling of bird and cetacean distributions in offshore renewables develop

The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

Envirnonment and Forestry Directorate, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive,

Edinburgh

EH11 3XD

UK

Mrs Bridget McGee

+44 1312449824

bridget.mcgee@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1312446566
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

Envirnonment and Forestry Directorate, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive,

Edinburgh

EH11 3XD

UK

Mrs Bridget McGee

+44 1312449824

bridget.mcgee@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1312446566
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

Envirnonment and Forestry Directorate, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive,

Edinburgh

EH11 3XD

UK

Mrs Bridget McGee

+44 1312449824

bridget.mcgee@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1312446566
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

CR/2012/05 – Statistical modelling of bird and cetacean distributions in offshore renewables develop

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The research aim of this project is to provide ‘best practice’ guidance on a standardised approach to survey design and statistical modelling (DSM) of bird and cetacean distributions at offshore renewable development areas (wind, wave and tidal). This is in order to improve the estimates of the densities of target species and improve the quality of environmental impact assessments. Specifically, the study will aim to:

Review current spatial modelling approaches to provide density surfaces from transect data;

Develop modelling approach to deal specifically with data obtained through the above best practise survey design;

Provide best practise guidance for designing at sea surveys of the densities of seabirds and marine mammals;

Disseminate the approach to developers and consultants and to regulators and their scientific advisors through the provision of a modelling software package (and associated training on the use and understanding of the package).

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2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151300 Environmental
159999 other Consultancy

100 All Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

CR/2012/05

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
08-11-2012  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date  29-11-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=241938

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:241938)

5.2

Additional Documentation

CR 2012 05 ITT docs IPR Dept
FAQ for tenders

5.3

Publication date of this notice

11-10-2012