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Current contract opportunities

 

Deep-sea Epifaunal Imagery Analysis of 1218S Wyville Thomson Ridge SAC survey

JNCC and Marine Scotland Science (MSS) have conducted a survey aboard MRV Scotia (1218S) to gather evidence to monitor Wyville Thomson Ridge (WTR) Special Area of Conversation (SAC) and inform assessment of condition of the designated features of the site. The primary survey objective, related to seabed imagery, was to acquire video and still images for the purposes of MPA feature monitoring. JNCC wishes to commission a contract to undertake the analysis of seabed imagery (still images and video) collected on the 1218S survey.

Closing Date: Friday 23rd August 2019

 

Marine Ecosystem Health: A Streamlined Approach for Assessments Through Integration, Harmonisation and Forecasting

The project aims to review and assess the capacity of existing models and methods to produce integrated assessments of the status and health of marine ecosystems (in particular for habitats) to address multiple national and international environmental policy commitments and thereby streamlining marine ecosystem assessments. The suitability of these models to forecast and predict changes due to variations of environmental conditions or management practices will need to be assessed.

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th September 2019

 

Providing Goods and Services

We follow the main principle of utilising combined common contract areas within the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as directed by the Efficiency and Reform Group within the Cabinet Office, and practiced by our parent department Defra and its associated executive agencies.

When a procurement opportunity arises we follow, where appropriate, a hierarchy of supplier contracting:

  1. If a Crown Commercial Service contract exists then we will use this method of sourcing a supplier, taking advantage of the increased savings to be made through aggregated commercial procurement arrangements for core common goods and services.
  2. If no CCS contract exists it is preferred to combine our spending power with other executive agencies as members of a collaborative framework group.
  3. If the above options are not available we will then conduct a tender exercise.

 

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Sustainable Procurement

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Potential suppliers will be advised which set of terms and conditions apply at the point of invitation to tender.

 

Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs)

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