JNCC Procurement opportunities

Contract title: 1517S Survey Benthic Infaunal Sample Analysis

 

Invitation to tender: Reference C17-0256-1199

 

Please Note: In relation to the above named project, a potential tenderer has recently asked a number of questions. JNCC operates a fair and open policy regarding its procurement opportunities, therefore the following questions and answers have been published to reflect this.
>> Q&A 30/01/2018

 

The aim of this project is to undertake the taxonomic analysis of benthic infaunal samples collected on a recent offshore seabed survey of North-east Faroe Shetland Channel and West Shetland Shelf Scottish Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (NCMPAs).

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Marine Scotland Science (MSS) have recently undertaken an offshore seabed survey visiting the North-east Faroe Shetland Channel Scottish Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (NCMPA) and the West Shetland Shelf Scottish Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (NCMPA) onboard the Marine Research Vessel (MRV) Scotia (survey code 1517S).

JNCC wishes to commission a contract to undertake the taxonomic analysis of benthic infaunal samples collected on the 1517S cruise. Picking and taxonomic analysis of benthic infaunal samples (i.e. identification and enumeration of all fauna present) are required.

Biomass of samples should also be determined. The contract will be run over two financial years (FY17/18 and FY18/19), with Phase I to be undertaken in FY 17/18 and Phase II to be undertaken at the start of FY18/19.

Prospective contractors should note that while funding is available to commence Phase I, funding for Phase II is awaiting confirmation, and there is no guarantee that Phase II will progress next year.

 

 

What to do next

 

Potential bidders are invited to download the following documents and complete the acceptance form of our terms and conditions attached to the invitation to tender (ITT).

 

 

Timetable

 

  • Date for return of tender : Wednesday 14 February @ 16.00 hrs  
  • Proposed start date: w/c 19/02/2018
  • Proposed end date: 20/03/2018 (Phase 1), Negotiable (Phase 2)

 

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