The Environment Agency is seeking to appoint a single specialist provider to deliver national surveillance training courses covering mobile surveillance operations and rural surveillance and photography.
How to apply
This is an expression of interest and further information will be issued in due course. The Environment Agency is seeking to appoint a single specialist provider to deliver national surveillance training, which will mostly be undertaken by our Environmental Crime Teams (ECTs) and the High Impact Fisheries Enforcement (HIFE) officers. This accounts for approximately 335 staff in total. These officers routinely take part in the deployment of surveillance cameras to monitor sites; they also undertake manned surveillance in teams. Surveillance is predominantly aimed at illegal waste movement and disposal (e.g. burning and burying) and illegal fisheries activity (e.g. poaching). The EA requires fit for purpose, up-to-date training courses which reflect changes in policy and legislation to include the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000). The supplier will be responsible for providing strategy, consultancy, design, development, implementation, maintenance and support services throughout the life of the contract. We will also require the supplier to either pocess their own land or be able to suggest suitable land that can be used to conduct the training on. This is not something that the EA pocesses. The course requirements are yet to be finalised but are likely to include a course covering mobile surveillance operations and a course covering rural surveillance and photography. Aim: To provide our staff with training in surveillance techniques to ensure that they can complete surveillance tasks in a safe, legal manner. Objectives: At the end of the course(s) trainees will be able to: implement the skills and knowledge gained through the pre-course mentored activities carry out foot, mobile and static surveillance in urban and rural environments successfully complete urban and rural camera deployments effectively use digital SLR cameras for evidence gathering work within the legal requirements and H&S considerations plan, manage and carry out operations If you believe you can deliver this requirement please express your interest in email on or before the closing date to Alison Dyson (firstname.lastname@example.org), giving full contact name, company name, address, email and telephone number. Please also subject head your email with the Contract Ref: 31111 and title Surveillance Training Please note: We have a new E-tendering system that you as a supplier will be required to register on to be part of the requirement going forward. I will send you registration guidance in response to your email.