Department of Environment has lead responsibility for the implementation of the Government’s environmental strategy and policies in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) play a key role in conserving and enhancing biodiversity in Northern Ireland Northern, their remit extends from pollution control to conservation of the natural environment and protection of the built heritage.
NIEA Natural Heritage requires a suitable competent Contractor to undertake a desktop study, sedimentological investigation, analysis, reporting of results and training of NIEA staff on the developed sediment monitoring protocol of the intertidal mudflats at Strangford Lough, with an emphasis on Ardmillan Bay. This contract will require the contractor, key personnel and lead professional to have a wide knowledge and understanding of nature conservation in Northern Ireland and the issues affecting it and the ability to analysis and summarise nature conservation in a clear and concise manner.
It is envisaged that this contract will consist of three phases:
1.Scientific review of intertidal mudflat behaviour, with particular regard to the influence of vegetation at Ardmillan Bay.
2.Report detailing the current sedimentology of the Strangford Lough system, and in particular Ardmillan Bay based on empirical measurement and modelling approaches.
3.Recommendations for a (open-ended) monitoring campaign for use during and post-spraying of Spartina anglica and training of NIEA staff in its implementation.
The closing date for the return of tenders is no later than 3pm Wednesday 24 October 2012.
The closing date for requests for further information relating to the contract documents is no later than 3 pm Thursday 18 October 2012.
Under no circumstances will late tenders be considered, nor is CPD obliged to accept the lowest or any bid.