University of Exeter Vessel Chartering Tender

University of Exeter Vessel Chartering Tender

The University of Exeter and Cefas, with funding in 2021 from the INTERREG FISH-INTEL project, are collaborating on a research project to provide a baseline understanding of the ecology of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus; ABFT) in waters of the British Isles.

Vessel Chartering Tender

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Specialised boats – 34521000
  • Hire of boats with crew – 60653000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£20,000 to £30,000

Procurement reference

20210527090029-53042

Published date

27 May 2021

Closing date

10 June 2021

Closing time

11:59pm

Contract start date

1 August 2021

Contract end date

31 October 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

Background to Requirement:
The University of Exeter and Cefas, with funding in 2021 from the INTERREG FISH-INTEL project, are collaborating on a research project to provide a baseline understanding of the ecology of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus; ABFT) in waters of the British Isles.

We will be continuing an electronic tagging programme based in the southwest of the UK that began in 2018 and which extends into 2021. We will be deploying state of the art electronic tags on ABFT to study their seasonal migrations and behaviour. To achieve our target of tagging ABFT in 2021, we are now seeking formal Tender to supply a vessel(s) for the project.

Scientific fishing for the purposes of attaching electronic tags to ABFT will be conducted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 licences held by the University of Exeter and Cefas and will only be permitted under a scientific research dispensation awarded by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

Requirement:
We are seeking offers of services to fulfil our requirement for a vessel (hereafter ‘tagging vessel’) that will enable capture and tagging of ABFT within the period of 1st August to 30st October 2021 and seek suitable parties who are interested in tendering for these services.

 

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How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Alex Canevali

Address

Northcote House
Exeter
EX4 4QH
ENG

Telephone

+44 1392721111

Email

a.canevali@exeter.ac.uk

Website

www.exeter.ac.uk