Visitor Surveys – Portsmouth – Request for Quotations

Visitor Surveys – Portsmouth – Request for Quotations

To conduct visitor surveys at 5 key locations across the Solent region.

Bird Aware Solent – Visitor Surveys

Contract summary



  • Research consultancy services – 73210000
  • Environmental monitoring other than for construction – 90711500
  • Urban environmental development planning – 90712100

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

8 July 2021

Closing date

29 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2021

Contract end date

30 September 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Portsmouth City Council (‘the council’) on behalf of Bird Aware Solent, is inviting quotations from suitably qualified suppliers to conduct visitor surveys at 5 key locations across the Solent region.

The Solent is internationally important for wildlife. There are various protective designations including three Special Protection Areas (SPA) which have been designated predominantly for the protection of the large numbers of waders and wildfowl which spend the winter on the Solent. A substantial amount of housebuilding is planned around the Solent and this new housing has potential impacts on the SPA. One of these potential impacts is increased recreational activity at the coast from population increases associated with new homes.

Bird Aware Solent, made up of the Solent Local Authorities and other key stakeholders, have implemented a long term mitigation strategy to ensure that the additional recreational activity did not result in additional bird disturbance and thus harm to the SPA. Mitigation strategies includes a team of rangers to reduce disturbance by influencing the behaviour of visitors and initiatives to encourage responsible dog walking.

Bird Aware Solent has agreed a range of data collection and analysis which will be undertaken over the coming years to monitor the effectiveness of the individual mitigation measures and the mitigation strategy as a whole. This commission forms part of this monitoring.

The scope of the commission will comprise of but may not be limited to conducting visitor surveys at 5 key locations across the Solent region during the winter season (1st October 2021 – 31st March 2022). Interviews will be conducted at each location for a period of 16 hours, split over week days and weekend days. Bidders will be asked to provide a provisional survey schedules within their responses.

The outputs from this commission include a report or set or reports provided to Bird Aware Solent. The draft version of the report will be due by May 2022 with the final version by July 2022.

The estimated value of the contract is in the region of £15,000 per annum of monitoring.

The initial contract term will be for 1 year. The contract will include the option to extend the term by a further 2 years to a maximum of 3 years in increments to be agreed, subject to the agreement and performance of both parties. This is in the event that further monitoring is required.

Please note that as the Partnership is not a legal entity and cannot enter into contract itself, the commission will be procured via and therefore in contract with Portsmouth City Council.

The closing date for receipt of your expression of interest is given against the heading entitled – Date documents can be requested until.


More information


Additional text
Portsmouth City Council is currently in the process of seeking expressions of interest for the following project – Bird Aware Solent – Visitor Surveys.

The full details and ability to express an interest will be via our e-sourcing system Intend. This filepath will take you to the relevant area of Intend,

Once on the page you can either scroll down or use the search function to find the relevant project.

Should you have any problems with the above link, please contact us on 023 9268 8235 or email:

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


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


About the buyer


Contact name

Procurement Service


Guildhall Square
United Kingdom


023 9268 8235