Fáilte Ireland wishes to establish a contract for the provision of the following
1. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment
(AA) consultancy services compliant with the principles and requirements of the
S.E.A. 2001/42/EC, European Communities (Environmental Assessment of
Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004 to 2011 and the European
Communities (1992) Council Directive 92/43/EEC (the Habitats Directive);
2. Environmental surveying and monitoring services which may be required to
support potential mitigation measures arising from these assessments.
From time to time Fáilte Ireland produces plans relating to tourism development
and in some instances Strategic Environmental Assessment and/ or Appropriate
Assessment of these plans may be required (e.g. as was the case in 2015 for the
Wild Atlantic Way Operational Programme 2015-2019). At this stage however the
number of plans for which SEA and AA are required under the contract are not
known and no existing plans currently require these assessments.
However, a significant element of this contract also relates to the provision of
environmental surveying and monitoring services, and upon appointment the
successful tenderer will be required to immediately commence work on the
implementation of the Strategy for Environmental Surveying and Monitoring for
the Wild Atlantic Way and as outlined in Appendix 2 of this document.